Welcome to the new ACE Space!

ACE Space is now a collaborative and cross-campus initiative, and we are growing! We are delighted to welcome two new faculty members to our team, Dr. Julia Christensen (CRC-II, Northern Governance and Public Policy) and Dr. Roza Tchoukaleyska (Environmental Studies, Grenfell).


As we begin a new semester, we also welcome three new graduate students, Kim Crosbie, Rebecca LeDrew, and Sarah-Mae Rahal and two undergraduate honours students, Anika Bursey and Kathryn White. We cannot wait to get all of these brilliant young scholars in one room together! We’ll be having regular team meetings this fall starting on September 6 at noon in SN 2007.


Congratulations are in order.

Tomas Sanguinetti successfully completed his MA degree in 2018. You can read his work and keep up with him via the alumni section of our People page. Nelson Graham was awarded a SSHRC MA Award, a Dr. Alan G. Macpherson Graduate Award, and a student participation fellowship from Concordia’s Centre for Immigration Policy Evaluation. ACE Space research assistant and web designer Paris Marx was accepted into the Graduate program in Geography at McGill University. Undergraduate honours students Anika Bursey and Kathryn White made the Dean's List. Congratulations!


ACE Space has a lot in store this semester.

Don’t miss our 2018 Adaptive Cities & Engagement Speakers Series, which will feature two renowned urban studies scholars:

  1. Dr. Daniel Hiebert is an expert on immigration in Canadian cities and professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia, and will speak on September 28 at 3pm in SN 2025.

  2. Dr. Meg Holden is an expert in urban sustainable development and associate professor of Urban Studies and Geography at Simon Fraser University and will speak in November.


For undergraduates: final projects that matter.

We’re offering two urban courses in Geography this fall: Urban & Regional Planning (GEOG 3350) and Seminar in Advanced Urban Geography (GEOG 4700). You can find out more about these courses on our Learning page. Our St. John’s-campus students will be working directly with the Mayor’s Office and City Council to improve integrated mobility in St. John’s, and with the Galway Development to examine the opportunities and challenges of adapting new urbanist design principles in Newfoundland.


Get involved with ACE Space.

Are you an undergraduate student at Memorial interested in urban issues? You can be part of our team too! To apply to join us, contact Nicholas Lynch at nicholas.lynch@mun.ca. Are you a community member or professional with expertise in urban planning and would like to meet with our research team or speak to our classes? We’d love to hear from you — please contact Yolande Pottie-Sherman at ypottiesherm@mun.ca. Are you a prospective graduate student? You can find out more about the kinds of thesis projects we’re interested in supervising by clicking on our bios or contacting Julia Christensen at jchristensen@mun.ca.


Looking forward to the 2018-2019 year!


Sincerely,

The ACE Space Team

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