Geoffrey Battista (left) explores the social equity of sustainable transportation infrastructure and its impact on neighborhood wellbeing. He integrates multiple methodologies into his research including grounded theory, situational analysis, statistical analysis, and geographic information systems to tease out residents’ and planners’ non-congruent understandings of the urban transport environment. He values practical projects that are accessible to both policymakers and the general public as they work toward healthy, sustainable communities in the future.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Anthropology from the University of Connecticut (2012) and a Master of Science degree in Community Development and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont (2014). His master’s thesis assessed transportation accessibility to health care among the rural elderly using mixed methods.

Bronwen Tucker (middle) is a U3 student pursuing a B.A. & Sc. in the School of Enviroment's Interfaculty program, with a minor in Economics. For her honours thesis, she is assessing the level of equity in bicycle infrastructure planning in a selection of cities in Latin America. Her research interests include climate justice, carbon pricing policies, and sustainable food and transport systems. Bronwen has previously interned at a Climate Focus, assessing emissions reduction projects for agriculture, energy, and urban transport, and at McGill's Institute for Health and Social Policy, examining the equity effects of Quebec's newly implemented carbon trading system. On campus, she is a organizer for Divest McGill, political campaigns coordinator at SSMU, and a research assistant for the Social Score Project.

Uzma Ahmed (right) graduated in June 2014 with a B.A. in Urban Systems and minors in Environment and Social Studies of Medicine. She is currently working as a research assistant with Professor Manaugh, helping with analytical and research tasks under the framework of transport planning decision making and social justice. Uzma is interested in examining how her three areas of study intersect to highlight how the natural and built environment impact humans, with respect to health and social equity. Currently, she is also working for the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal and Action Against Hunger Canada. Uzma has plans to pursue a Masters in Social Work and Health in the next year.