Featured Blogs: PhD Students share memories of Cambodia

Two PhD students, Laura Beckwith and Leah Marajh, who are both associated with UCRSEA, share their memorable experiences while doing research and learning a new language in Cambodia. Laura, who is completing her PhD at the University of Ottawa, has been based in Phnom Penh for the past year while conducting her research on climate…

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2018 UCRSEA Graduate Fellows

Try Thuon and Nguyen Thanh Tu have been selected as recipients of the 2018 UCRSEA Graduate Fellowships. They will spend the Fall Term at the University of Toronto, where they will continue to work on their respective PhD research papers, participate in UCRSEA Project activities, attend courses, seminars and workshops relevant to their research and…

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Dr. Yanjun Cai keynotes RUPP Lecture Series

Dr. Yanjun Cai,  current UCRSEA Postdoctoral Fellow from the University of Toronto, was the keynote speaker for the Keynote Lecture Series of the Faculty of Development Studies at the Royal University of Phnom Penh on June 16, 2018. Her academic presentation entitled, “Photovoice and Social Media Application: Proactive Urban Climate Resilience”, explored how the application…

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New Journal Articles by UCRSEA Partners

Members of our partners from the Royal University of Phnom Penh and Mahasarakham University have recently published articles in well-respected and widely cited journals based on their UCRSEA research funded by SSHRC and IDRC. Kimleng Sa of the Faculty of Development Studies, Royal University of Phnom Penh, wrote the article, “Cambodia Urban Climate Vulnerability in…

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UCRSEA Graduate Fellowship Recipients at York University

Piti Srivongchai of Khon Kaen University and Ly Quoc Dang of Chiang Mai University are the 2017 UCRSEA Graduate Fellowship recipients. They will spend 12 weeks (September-November) at York University’s Centre for Asian Research under the supervision of Prof. Douglas Young, UCRSEA Co-Investigator. Piti will work on his research on “Low Carbon City Model for Khon Kaen…

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New Postdoctoral Fellow joins UCRSEA in Fall 2017

Dr. Yanjun Cai is UCRSEA’s Postdoctoral Fellow for 2017/2018 and is expected to join the project in Fall 2017. She completed her PhD in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in December 2016. Her doctoral dissertation, “Photovoice for Vulnerability: Resilience Building in the Philippines”, was funded by the Toyota Foundation…

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UCRSEA Partnership Project mentioned in Reuters News

An article in Reuters on Bangkok’s flooding problem features an interview with Dr. Danny Marks and mentions the UCRSEA Partnership Project. Read the full article, “Bangkok struggles to protect slum dwellers as floods worsens”.

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1st UCRSEA State of Knowledge Paper now available

Becky McMillan’s paper, “Cities, Complex Systems, and Climate Governance: A Critical Review of the Literature”, the first in the series of UCRSEA State of Knowledge Papers, is now out and can be found here.  Becky is a PhD candidate in Human Geography at the University of Toronto and is currently conducting her doctoral field research in…

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Khon Kaen slum communities suffer from state’s failure to provide water

“Section 72 of Thailand’s new constitution states that “the state shall provide quality water resources adequately for the consumption by people.” But within the city of Khon Kaen, the state is failing to adhere to Section 72. Many residents still do not have access to tap water and consequently, must use groundwater for their daily…

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University of Toronto Graduate Students Spend Summer Internship at Mercy Corps Myanmar and MSU

Three graduate students from the University of Toronto will undertake their summer internships at Mercy Corps Myanmar and Mahasarakham University (MSU), Thailand, from May 15th to August 4th. They are Tammy Chou, Woo Jin Cho and Taylor Whitfield. Tammy, who will be based at Mercy Corps Myanmar, is currently completing her Master of Science in…

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