School of Environment, Enterprise and Development

Bruce Fayne

Bruce is a Professor and Director of the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development. He is an Urban Planner and Geographer, and teaches in the International Development program. His research interests fall within the broad ambit of sustainable cities, and encompass the three related areas of human migration, urbanization and food security. In addition to leading the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Canadian Cities Index project, Bruce works in Sub-Saharan Africa and cities of the Global South.

Steffanie Scott

Steffanie Scott

Steffanie Scott is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. She is past president of the Canadian Association for Food Studies (2012-14) and co-chair (2007-11 and 2022-present) of the Food System Roundtable of Waterloo Region. Over her career, Steffanie's research focused on China, Vietnam, and Canada has critically analyzed avenues for rural development, regenerative food systems, and alternative food networks-especially those that prioritize small-scale and organic farmers. Steffanie's research and teaching has been inspired by how 'food systems thinking' enables a holistic view that integrates many dimensions of socio-ecological resilience. Steffanie is passionate about and committed to community engagement, public education, and action research on food system change and land connection.

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Cameron McCordic

Cameron McCordic is an Assistant Professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development (SEED) at the University of Waterloo. Cameron's research interests focus on sustainable urban development, urban food security, and social vulnerability within cities. In particular, Cameron is interested in the systems that give rise to sustainable development and compounding vulnerability within cities. In pursuit of this research focus, Cameron has collaborated with communities, private enterprises, municipal leaders and academics to find innovative research methods that can be used to investigate urban issues through a community-based research framework.

Zhu Qian

Zhu Qian

Zhu Qian is an Associate Professor in the School of Planning, University of Waterloo, Canada. His primary research interests lie in urban land use reform, urbanization and resettlement, and planning in urban-rural interface in Chinese cities. He has published widely on these topics, including a recent book Property Rights and Urban Transformation in China (Edward Elgar, 2022).

Warren Dodd

Warren Dodd

Warren Dodd is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo. His research uses an interdisciplinary and mixed methods approach with the aim of understanding and addressing the social and ecological determinants of global health and development. In particular, he is interested in how factors such as poverty, migration, food security, and climate change interact and shape health and development outcomes. He conducts research in close collaboration with community partners and organizations with the goal of co-producing information to support decision-making and action.

Jasmin Habib

Jasmin Habib holds a PhD in Anthropology and an MA in International Peace Studies. Her research publications focus on the politics of empire and the practices of decolonization with primary interest in the experiences of war-affected refugees now living in Israel, Palestine, Canada and the United States; indigenous practices and relations of autonomy in North America; and the architecture of consent for contemporary state violence (systemic and direct).

Carrie Mitchell

Carrie Mitchell is an Associate Professor and the Associate Director, of Undergraduate Studies at University of Waterloo School of Planning. Her research interests are climate change and cities, gender and planning, and international development.

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John Abraham

John Abraham is a Continuing Lecturer in the International Development Program at St. Paul's University College and the School of Environment Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo and a Fellow of the Balsillie School of International Affairs. His teaching and research spans the areas of religion, political economy, environment, social innovation and decolonization.

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