An Exploration of Black Excellence in Future Geographers and Planners at the University of Toronto | Jane, Brianna, Priscilla, Roxana & Bola

Season 1 | Episode 12
57m | Feb 27, 2022

This special episode of Urban Limitrophe is brought to you in collaboration with the Graduate Geography & Planning Student Society (GGAPSS) in celebration of Black History/Black Futures Month!

In this episode, I speak with Roxana Escobar Ñañez (PhD Human Geography), Brianna Lane (MSc Physical Geography), Priscilla Ankomah-Hackman (MSc Planning), Jane O'Brien Davis (MSc Planning), and Bola Oshinusi (PhD Planning) to explore why they got interested in geography and planning, and their advice for other aspiring geographers and planners looking to study in this field.

In this episode, you'll learn about each guests':

  • research interests and upcoming projects,
  • reasons for studying at the University of Toronto,
  • hopes for having more diversity in their respective field,
  • advice for other emerging geographers and planners,
  • and much more!

Collaborator: Graduate Geography & Planning Student Society (GGAPSS) 

  • Twitter: @GGAPSS_UT
  • Instagram: @ggapss
  • Website:
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Guests (visit the podcast website for contact details):

  • Roxana Escobar Ñañez (PhD Human Geography)
  • Brianna Lane (MSc Physical Geography)
  • Priscilla Ankomah-Hackman (MSc Planning)
  • Jane O'Brien Davis (MSc Planning)
  • Bola Oshinusi (PhD Planning)


This episode is co-sponsored by the University of Toronto School of Cities and the Department of Geography and Planning. 

About Urban Limitrophe:

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Podcast concept, development, and design by Alexandra Lambropoulos. 

Music by Imany Lambropoulos

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