Researcher: Ranu Basu
1997- 2002 Ph.D (Human Geography), Department of Geography and Program in Planning, University of Toronto.
1995-96 M.A. (Human Geography), Department of Geography and Program in Planning, University of Toronto.
1993-95 Special Student, Division of Social Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough.
1983-86 B.A. (Geography), Elphinstone College, University of Bombay, India.
2005-08 SSHRC Standard Research Grant: (Principal Investigator) Mapping the Politics of Education Reform in Ontario: Examining Public Elementary Schools in Transition (1993-2005) ($89,799)
2006-09 (Co-Investigator) Infrastructure Canada Joint Initiative – SSHRC: Issues of Immigrant Service Delivery in York Region (with Lucia Lo (PI), Valerie Preston, Paul Anisef and Shuguang Wang) ($266,458, plus $219,944 in-kind contributions)
2006-09 (Co-Investigator) SSHRC: Social Sustainability, Diversity and Public Space in Three Canadian Cities (with Barbara Rahder (PI), Liette Gilbert, Susan McGrath and Patricia Wood.) ($103,861)
2008 -2015 (Collaborator) SSHRC Cluster proposal A Refugee Research Network: Globalizing Knowledge – Collaborator. (PI Susan McGrath, York University) $2.1 million over 7 years to develop a national and international network of refugee and forced migration researchers and research centres.
2005-06 CERIS (Principal Investigator) Maintaining ‘Spaces of Integration’ in an Era of Devolution: Exploring the Geographies of Language and Education Policy in Toronto’s Elementary Schools ($7,700) - Project complete
2004 (May-December, Principal Investigator) Mapping the Politics of Education Reform of Public Elementary Schools in the Toronto Region: Phase I, Faculty of Arts Research Grant, York University. Project complete ($3,000)
2003 (May- December, (Principal Investigator) Mapping the Politics of Education Reform of Public Elementary Schools in the Toronto Region: Phase II, Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) small grants initiative, York University. Project complete, book in progress. ($3,000)
2003 The Spatiality of Personal Networks (Collaborative Project) Uses social network data to examine the extent to which physical distance between network members affects their sociability, emotional support, and material aid. Co-Principal Investigator with Professors Barry Wellman (Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto) and Diana Mok (McGill University). Project Complete, paper published.