Associate Faculty & Instructors
Associate professor of history
Nicolas Kenny is a social and cultural historian of cities. He is particularly interested in the way urban dwellers interiorise their experiences with these environments, and relate to them on a subjective level, ranging from their bodily encounters with the sights, sounds, and smells of the metropolis, to the emotional language with which they narrate their experiences. His work focuses primarily on Montreal and Brussels, which he examines from a comparative and transnational perspective. He is the author of The Feel of the City: Experiences of Urban Transformation (University of Toronto Press, 2014) and co-editor, with Rebecca Madgin, of Cities Beyond Borders: Comparative and Transnational Approaches to Urban History (Ashgate, 2015).
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Assistant professor, Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr. Meghan Winters is an epidemiologist interested in the links between health, transportation, and city design. She received her Ph.D. in 2011 from the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She completed a brief post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility at Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, studying on older adults' mobility and the built environment. Dr. Winters joined the Faculty of Health Sciences as an assistant professor in July 2011. Dr. Winters is conducting research and knowledge exchange activities collaboratively with local governments and health authorities. Her primary interests are the built environment and health, non-motorized travel, physical activity and mobility, and cycling and pedestrian injuries.