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ROP Opportunity: Community Experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Peel Region

Check out the latest ROP opportunity posted by Dr. Tracey Galloway:


The ROP is situated within a larger UTM-wide, research project that aims to develop knowledge around the ways in which communities within Peel Region are experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic. This collaboration involves scholars from UTM Anthropology, Geography, Geomatics & Environment, and Historical Studies working with partners at Peel Region Public Health and Trillium Health Partners

1. Conduct spatial analysis of clustering of risk factors for COVID-19 within Peel Region, based on literature published to date and using data from StatsCan, Peel Region and ICES;

2. Targeting regions and communities of high risk for COVID-19 within Peel Region, use narrative methods to explore people’s lived experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, in an attempt to understand the particular community contexts in which public health and other CVID-related messages circulate.


There is potential for Co-Supervisors of this ROP in Anthropology, Geography and Historical Studies.


We are seeking Year 3 or 4 undergraduate students enrolled in BA or BSc Anthropology programs. Completion (or in the process of completing) ANT 338, ANT 358, ANT 364, ANT 433 or ANT 437 is an asset. Previous research experience, including during coursework, is an asset. Knowledge of languages spoken by Peel Region residents is an asset: Punjabi, Gujarati, Urdu, Tamil, Arabic, Somali, Mandarin, Cantonese, Polish, Portuguese.


PLEASE APPLY BY MARCH 7th! The link can be found: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/experience/ropapp

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