Academic Research

We welcome proposals to collaborate with academic researchers. Please stay tuned for more information about current and past research projects, and about how to submit a proposal.


Project: Green Roof data collection and analysis
Investigators: Prof. Kristiina McConville
Research Assistants: Abigail Sy, Bethany Santos, Martin Fernandez, and Nabeel Ahmed
Topics: monitoring irrigation usage, water flow sensors, wireless soil sensors

General Research


Project: Research Study to Develop Urban Agriculture Indicators in the City of Toronto
Investigators: Paul Coleman, Health Research Specialist, Toronto Food Strategy, Toronto Public Health; Rhonda Teitel-Payne, Co-coordinator, Toronto Urban Growers
Published: Indicators for Urban Agriculture in Toronto: A Scoping Analysis, December 2016

Project: Monitoring of Hydrologic Performance of Ryerson’s Rooftop Garden
Investigators:  Muhammad Ammar Khan, BEng Candidate, Department of Civil Engineering, Ryerson University
Completed: 2016

Project:  Wireless Soil-Sensor Network for Rooftop Gardens
Investigators: M. Nabeel Ahmed, MEng Candidate, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Ryerson University
Completed: 2016

Project: Exploration of Agricultural Green Roofs Soils for Earthworm Populations, Nitrogen and the Possible Interactions and Practices Involved, Southern Ontario: Agricultural Green Roof Actors
Investigators: Caitlin Santos, MASc Candidate, Environmental Applied Science and Management, Ryerson University
Completed: 2016

Project: Experiences of Community Gardening Participants in Different Garden Settings
Investigators: Adrian Lue, MA Candidate, Department of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto
Completed: 2016