My fascination with urban geography, I now realize, began as a child. Endless hours were spent constructing, and de-constructing, urban landscapes in the basement of my parents' suburban home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
My interest in urban studies followed me through adulthood, and I completed degrees in urban geography at Brock University (BA, Hons, 1978) and Queen's University (MA, 1980; PhD, 1988). My university teaching career began in 1984 at Nippissing University. I moved to UFV in 1992.
PhD, Queens University, 1988
MA, Queens University, 1980
BA (Hons), Brock University, 1978
GEOG 130: Canada (on-line)
GEOG 252: Explanation in Geography: Quantitative Techniques
GEOG 344: Urban Development
GEOG 421: Borderlands
GEOG 440: Advanced Research Topics in Urban Geography
My research specialties are focused in the study of:
1) urban residential design and housing markets and 2) cross-border regions.
In 2013-14, I will embark on a third research endeavour which combines elements of the two: a study of Abbotsford's ethnic enclave known as the Townline neighbourhood.
View my full research profile here.