Associate Professor, Department of Geography at Ryerson University
Sutama Ghosh’s research focuses on the everyday lives of immigrants in Toronto’s “vertical neighbourhoods.” In 2007, she received the CMHC Housing Studies Achievement Award for her doctoral dissertation, titled, “We are Not All the Same: The Differential Migration, Settlement Patterns and Housing Trajectories of Indian Bengalis and Bangladeshis in Toronto”. She is currently involved in the Neighbourhood Change Research Project, which focuses on understanding neighbourhood inequalities in six Canadian Metropolitan Areas, including Toronto.
BA (Toronto), MA (Toronto), LLB (Osgoode), of the Bar of Ontario
John Mascarin is a partner with Aird & Berlis LLP and member of the Municipal and Land Use Planning Group. He practices in the areas of local government and municipal law, development, land use and planning law, and building and construction regulation. He provides advice, counsel and representation to both private and public sector clients on all matters relating to municipal law as well as land use planning and development matters, including development charges and various contractual arrangements. Mascarin appears regularly before municipal councils, committees, public authorities and boards, administrative tribunals (particularly the Ontario Municipal Board) and the Ontario Courts. John is also a Certified Specialist in Municipal Law: Local Government and Land Use Planning and Development by the Law Society of Upper Canada
Jeffrey Squire has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and African Studies, a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies and a Doctorate in Urban and Regional Planning. Jeffrey’s research, writing and teaching focuses on the complex interaction between urban environmental issues and public health in relation to sustainability and development. He has previously taught courses at York University, Ryerson University, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. Jeffrey is currently a member of the Board of Directors of LAMP – a community-based healthcare provider in the Etobicoke-Lakeshore Area. His community involvement deals with issues around advocacy, social justice and equity.