Congratulations is in order for Roger Keil on being awarded a York Research Chair.
Ten emerging and established researchers from across the University have been appointed York Research Chairs. The appointments are the first in a new program established to build, support and intensify the world-renowned research under way at the University.
“I am delighted to announce the appointment of our 10 new York Research Chairs and congratulate them on this important achievement,” said Robert Haché, York’s vice-president research and innovation. “York Research Chairs are recognized for their leadership in scholarship, research and creative activities. These appointments span the wide spectrum of our comprehensive research strengths and reflect the world-class calibre of research taking place across the University.”
Roger Keil, Faculty of Environmental Studies, was awarded a Tier 1 York Research Chair in Global Sub/Urban Studies in recognition of his research contributions to the field of urban and environmental research. Keil’s research examines suburbanization, which is now a global phenomenon and a defining feature of the “urban century” we have just entered. His work will add to a greater understanding of our suburban futures, as new forms of work, housing, mobility and governance, as well as how human/non-human nature relationships take shape.