Tolulope Victoria Akerele

Office: SN 1018
Email: tvakerele[at]mun[dot]ca

Dr. Yolande Pottie-Sherman

Supervisory Committee
Dr. Liam Swiss
Dr. Roza Tchoukaleyska

Building Inclusive Cities and Mobility Systems for Immigrants in Atlantic Canada

Research Group
Adaptive Cities Engagement (ACE) Space Lab

Previous Education
MSc. Transport Planning, University of Leeds, United Kingdom 2013
BSc. (First Class Hons) Urban and Regional Planning, Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria 2010

Teaching Assistantship:
Teaching Assistant, Winter 2020, GEOG 3701 - Urban Geography

Awards and Distinctions

•Memorial University's Dean's Excellence Award 2020 -2024
•Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship 2020 - 2024 ($80,000)
•Fellow of the Institute of Social and Economic Research 2021 - Present
•Doctoral Research Grant by the Institute of Social and Economic Research and JR Smallwood Foundation 2021 - 2022
•Dr. Alan Macpherson Graduate research Award in Historical and Cultural Geography (2021)
•Memorial University of Newfoundland, School of Graduate Studies Fellowships 2019
•Memorial, President’s Doctoral Student Investment Fund (PDSIF) Award 2019
• Commonwealth Scholarship, University of Leeds, UK 2012 - 2013
• Best Graduating Student, Faculty of Environmental Design and Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, (Dean's List) 2010
• Merit Scholar, TOTAL/EPNL National Merit Scholarship Award 2007-2010
• Merit Scholar, Carnegie Corporation of New York Award for Female Students (2007, 2008, 2010)
• Recognition of Excellence for National Essay Competition, National Orientation Agency, 2011
• Recognition of Excellence, 2010 World Bank International Essay Competition
• Recognition of Excellence, International Essay Competition: Housing Finance in Africa 2008.

Research Interests:

  • Urban and Transport Planning
  • Participatory Planning
  • Immigration in Atlantic Canada
  • Immigrant Integration and Social Inclusion
  • Immigration Policies
  • Inclusive Cities
  • Sustainable Development