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Grad Profile: Mojan Jianfar

Mojan is a recent graduate of the York University MES Planning Program. Currently she is working on various community engagement and facilitation projects. She is the Director of Projects and Partnerships with The STEPS Initiative, an environmental arts non-profit organization … Continued

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Grad Profile: Jamie Unwin

Jamie Unwin just completed a Master in Environmental Studies (Planning) at York University in 2014. Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Jamie completed her bachelor’s degree in Seattle at the University of Washington where she also competed nationally on … Continued

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Recent Grad: Kirk Hatcher

In 2010, Kirk entered the Planning stream of the MES. While continuing his work in advocacy and harm reduction, he studied planning and social equity, focusing on issues of housing provision, social inclusion, gentrification and displacement. Kirk’s major research project examined public housing redevelopment, and the lack of senior level government participation in public housing affairs, forcing the city to rely on private investment to make capital repairs.

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Recent Grad Profile: Derek Brunelle

Derek is a recent graduate of the MES Planning program at York University. He completed an undergraduate degree in History at the University of Toronto in 2010, which, focused primarily on social movements in North American cities. He became interested in planning following an undergraduate independent study that dealt with activism and urban politics in 1980s Chicago.