Text Box:  Dr. Lu Wang

 


PhD. Professor

 

Graduate Program Director, Master of Spatial Analysis (MSA) (2015-2018)

Undergraduate Program Director, BA in Geographic Analysis (GA) (2013-2015)

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Ryerson University

 

350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3

Email: luwang .at. ryerson.ca, Tel: 416-979-5000 x 2689

Fax: 416-979-5362, Website: www.geography.ryerson.ca/luwang/

 

PhD (Economic Geography, 2004)
M.S.
(Management Science, 1999)
B.S.
(Geography, 1996)

   

Biography

 

I hold B.A. in Geography from East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, China and M.S. in Management Science from Inst. of Policy and Management Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China. I received my PhD in economic geography from York University in Toronto, Canada in 2004. After teaching at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario from 2004 to 2006, I joined Ryerson University in Toronto in August, 2006.

 

 

Graduate and undergraduate teaching

 

 

SA8904: GIS Project Management Applications (Graduate)

SA8991: MSA Practicum (Graduate)

GEO 645: Place and Population Health

GEO 421: Geography of Retail Economy

GEO 208: Geography of Global Economy

GEO 301: Marketing Geography

GEO 721: Retail Project Management

 

Courses taught at Queen’s University

 

Gphy 247: Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Geography (Statistics)

Gphy 327: Cultural Geography

 

 

Graduate Student Supervision

 

Alexandra Wehr (in progress/2020) Use of spatial analysis in immigrant and settlement studies (EnSciMan)  

Zeljko Bavcevic (in progress/2019) Spatial Displacement of Crime during Regent Park’s Revitalization (MSA)

Adam Anthony (in progress/2019) Modelling the relationship among proximity to pollutant-emitting entities, racial distribution and socioeconomic status of population (MSA)

Selasi Dorkenoo (in progress/2019) Social network and well-being among older immigrants in Toronto: A mixed-methods approach (MSA)

Gelsomina Montana (2018) Healthcare desert in Toronto CMA: a geo-segmentation approach (MSA)

Stephanie Dizonno (2018) Influenza prevalence in Ontario and access to community pharmacies (MSA)

Patrick Laforest (2018) Developing an age-friendly community walkability index within the Regional Municipality of York, Ontario (MSA)

Gabby Lee (2017) Crime and individual and neighbourhood sociodemographic characteristics in the City of Toronto (MSA)

Joseph Ariwi (2017) Spatial accessibility to mental health care in the city of Toronto (MSA)Anne Christian (2016) integration, healthcare, and well-being: A case-study of Sri Lankan immigrants in the Toronto CMA Using a mixed-methods approach

Sasha Ramroop (2016) Measuring Accessibility to Community Pharmacies in the Greater Toronto Area: The role of community pharmacies in healthcare provision

Tylor Munn (2015) Spatial Analysis of 911 STEMI Calls for Toronto Paramedic Services

Jacob Levy (2015) A Spatial Analysis of Distribution of Practicing International Medical Graduates in Canada, Ontario and Toronto

Shannon Streliof (2015) Examining Street Level Robbery Predictors in Durham, Ontario Using Statistical and Risk Terrain Modeling

Elmer Palacios (2015) The social and spatial patterning of stress in Canada

Chantel Spade (2014) the ‘good’ refugee is traumatized: post-traumatic stress disorder as a measure of credibility in the Canadian refugee determination system

Matthew Emmons (2013) Modifying the Two Step Floating Catchment Area Model to Consider Population Heterogeneity in Regards to Primary Care Physician Access in the Toronto CMA

Marina Carr (2013) Obesity in Canada: A preliminary analysis of potential predictors of BMI

Emily Hazell (2012) Exploring Individual and Contextual Influences on Self-Perceived Mental Health of Foreign-Born Populations within the Toronto CMA, 2007 - 2010

Vivian Wei Hu (2012) Neighbourhood Environment, Individual Characteristics and Immigrant Health in Canada’s Metropolitan Areas: A Multi-Level Modeling Approach

Karen Li (2012) Accessibility to Primary Care Physicians among on-Reserve Aboriginals in Northern Ontario: A Three Zone 2SFCA Approach

Haoran Zhang (2012) Examining the Changing Spatial Relationship between Ethnic Grocery Business Development and Immigrant Settlement Patterns in the Toronto CMA

Hana Sze Hang Fu (2011) Neighbourhood environment, individual characteristics and mental wellbeing among Canadian-born and foreign-born populations in Toronto CMA

Georgi Marhasin (2011) Spatial Accessibility of the Senior Population to Family Physicians and Geriatric Specialists in the Toronto CMA

Travis Tomala (2010) Accessibility to Physicians within the Sudbury CMA: An Integrated Approach Using Both Spatial and Aspatial Factors

Sang-Mi Suh (2009) The Self-Perceived Health Status and Access to Health Care Services among Korean Immigrants in Ottawa, Ontario

Kevin Liu (2009) Ethnicity and Accessibility to Linguistically-Matched Family Physicians in Major Canadian Immigrant Receiving Cities

Kevin Park (2009) Utilization of and Spatial Accessibility to Korean-Speaking Family Physicians among Korean immigrants in Toronto and Hamilton

Gary Papas (2008) Analyzing the Spatial (Mis)Match and Modelling Accessibility to Linguistically Diverse Family Physicians in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area

Tsegaye Bekele (2008) Integrating Spatial and Non-Spatial measures to Examine Accessibility to Family Physicians in Toronto 

Alex Istanboulin (2008) A Spatial Analysis of Ethnic Marketing: A Case Study of Establishing Bell Presence within Toronto’s Chinese Community

Deborah Roisman (2007) Modelling Spatial Accessibility to Primary Health Care among Mainland Chinese Immigrants in the Toronto CMA

Wafa Raza (2007) Pakistani Immigrants and Their Challenges in Accessing Culturally Diverse Physicians in the Toronto CMA

 

 

Undergraduate Student Supervision

Mahir Omar (2018) IMGs and healthcare provision in Canada. Summer RUO/AURA Research Assistant)

Selasi Dorkenoo (2017) Undergraduate Independent Research Paper: Gaps in healthcare access among older population in Toronto

Selasi Dorkenoo (2017) 2017-2018 Fall/Winter Work Study RA Program

Phillip Bowen (2017) Health Analyst for “long term healthcare deserts” project. AURA (Arts Undergraduate Research Assistant)

Dermain Bailey (2016) Undergraduate Independent Research Paper: Analyzing Spatial Accessibility to the New Humber River Hospital

Sonya Karamchandan (2015) Undergraduate Independent Research Paper: An Exploration of Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria in the Ayerawaddy Delta in Myanmar after Cyclone Nargis: GIS Techniques in Epidemiology

Nebojsa Stulic (2013) Undergraduate Independent Research Paper: A GIS-assisted evaluation of Toronto fire services and proposed closures

Matthew Emmons (2011) Undergraduate Independent Research Paper: An Examination of the Ethnic Economy as a Tool to Combat Food Deserts

Obert Munodawafa (2009) Undergraduate Independent Research Paper. Spatial access of seniors to hospitals and clinics

Georgi Marhasin (2009) Undergraduate Independent Research Paper. Influence of Chinese Immigration on Markham 1991-2006

David Smith (2007-2008) Research assistant. Constructing a literature database for research on ethnicity and health

Min Kim (2007-2008) Research assistant. Health GIS analyst

Kenneth Pong (2006) Undergraduate Independent Research Paper. An Examination of Mainland and Hong Kong Immigration to Toronto from1986 and 2001

Sumair Tabish (2006 - 2007) Research assistant. Location preferences of major retailers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Owen McMillan (2006 - 2007) Research assistant. Programming in Google-Map

Shuhan Wu (2006 - 2007) Research assistant. Web-crawling in health research

 

 

Graduate Thesis, Major Research Paper (MRP), PhD Dissertation Examination

 

Igor Fiodorov, 2019, International medical graduates, PhD in Policy Studies, comprehensive exam committee member

Emily Hazel, 2016-present, EnSciMan, Proposal committee member; Dissertation committee member.

Samantha Bouchard, 2019, Understanding the Spatial Distribution of Elderly Victimization in the City of Toronto: 2014 and 2015 (MSA)

Gary Maloney, 2018, Commuting for employment: a spatial analysis of the origin-destination flows of residents of Toronto community housing (MSA)

Carmen Huber, 2018, Modelling airport catchment areas using retail geography techniques: an application to the international spread of infectious disease (MSA)

Cindy Chen, 2018, Condo development and revitalization of food retailing in downtown Toronto (MSA)

Mengq Yang, 2017, Health inequalities of older people in china, PhD Defense. External reviewer. Queen’s University (supervisor: Mark Rosenberg)

Brenda Wong, 2017, The role of attentional resources in age related associative deficits. PhD Defense. Internal - external reviewer. Ryerson University (Supervisor: Lixia Yang)

Sarah Levy (2016) Evaluating approaches of measuring potential displacement in areas experiencing or anticipating transit-oriented development: the case study of Sheppard line (MSA)

Hannah Goodbrand (2016) Regionalization of immigrant settlement in Ontario: exploring experiences of small and medium sized reception centres (ISS)

Florence Ipaye (2016) Evaluation of Walmart on neighbouring retailers and small towns in St. Catharines, Ontario (MSA)

Adrien Friesen (2015) Smart Track Station Evaluation in Toronto (Masters. MSA)

Michael Morrish (2015) Developing an Analytical Technique for the Exploration of Spatiotemporal Problems in Public Health (Masters. MSA)

Kirk Suitor (2015) Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Toronto Housing (Masters. MSA)

Daniel Liadsky (2015) Exploring Toronto’s Foodscapes: Measuring the Food Environment and Healthy Dietary Behaviour (Masters. MSA)

James Steenberg (2015) Urban Forest Vulnerability and its Implications for Ecosystem Service Supply at Multiple Scales (External/Internal committee member. PhD in Environmental Applied Science and Management, Ryerson University)

Ivy Dam (2015) Exploring daily dietary behaviour through examination of the food choice process. (External reviewer. PhD in Geography. Wilfred Laurier University)

Alicia Fong (2015) Health Experiences of Cantonese-­Speaking Older Immigrant Women in Toronto. (Masters. ISS)

Heather Hart (2015) Maps as Evidence in Health Care Service Improvement and Monitoring (Masters Thesis. MSA)

Sina Tehranchi (2014) Spatial Assessment of Road Traffic Injuries in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA): Spatial Analysis Framework (Masters. MSA)

Daniel Galati (2014) Applying Spatial Analysis Tools to Predict Valley Fever in California, USA (Masters. MSA)

Alexander Little (2014) Testing the Spatial Accuracy of Selected Trade Area Delineation Techniques in Relation to Cinema Patronage: A Comparison of Toronto and Vancouver (Masters. MSA)

Patrick Kniss (2014) Recreation, place & urban revitalization: a case study of the Regent Park Aquatics Centre & Scadding Court Community Recreation Centre (Masters. MSA)

Christina Cattana (2013) A GIS-assisted evaluation of Toronto public libraries: Assessing impacts of proposed closures (Masters. MSA)

Abel Anissa (2013) Spatial Analysis of Urban Environmental Quality Around Condominium Neighbourhoods in Toronto (Masters. MSA)

Yurie I. Maher (2013) An impact assessment of particulate matter on human health - An exploratory analysis in India as a case study (Masters. MSA)

Kevin p. Mackay (2013) The effect of occupation on the spatial distribution of HIV and AIDS in Thailand using Amoeba cluster analysis (Masters. MSA)

Alison Jackson (2012) A Spatial Analysis of Food Deserts and Income in the Hamilton CMA (Masters. MSA)

Brett Karl Hermann (2012) Cineplex SCENE Member Crossover and Trade Area Analysis: A Comparison of the Toronto and Vancouver CMA (Masters. MSA)

Dara Vlajkovic (2012) Exploring the Interconnections between Housing And Health: A Review of The Canadian Literature (Masters. MSA)

Phil Prendergast (2012) Associating with a Transient National Identity: An Analysis of the Sense of Belonging to Canada among Non-Visible and Visible Minorities in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (Masters. MSA)

Matthew Alyea (2011): Are Food Banks located where the most vulnerable populations need them to be?  A case study of Toronto’s CMA using Multivariate Regression and Hot Spot Analysis. MRP examination committee (Masters. MSA)

Hong Chen (2011): A Spatial Analysis of Discount Supermarkets and their Implications for Food Deserts. MRP oral examination Chair (Masters. MSA)

Grainne Carberry (2011) Crime and alcohol accessibility in the City of Toronto. MRP oral examination Chair (Masters. MSA)

Andrew Ingraldi (2010): The impact of neighbourhood and social mix on housing affordability in the City of Toronto. MRP examination committee (Masters. MSA)

Jason Zhong (2009): Delineating ethnoburbs: A framework for examining the impact of ethnic settlement on the commercial and political landscape in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area. MRP examination committee (Masters. MSA)

Jacqueline Young (2009): Neighbourhood-level planning for newcomer health services: The role of maps and indicator standardization. MRP examination committee (Masters. MSA)

Brent Harris (2009) Smoking Variation in India. MRP examination committee (Masters. MSA)

Julia Xiaoping Lin: (2009) The role of internet-based social support network in immigrant settlement. MRP examination committee (Masters. ISS)

Derek Yee (2008): Neighbourhood Characterization for Pandemic Planning in Peel Region" MRP examination committee (Masters. MSA)

Erin Vandahl (2008): A place for Urbanity in Retail Sales Forecasting (MSA) MRP examination committee (Masters. MSA)

Sasha Mikhailovna Bozheva (2007). Retail development in post-socialist megapolis: Saint-Petersburg. Masters of Spatial Analysis (MSA) MRP examination committee (Masters. MSA)

Sean Borque (2007): Recent changes in the department stores system in Canada and the impacts of Shopping centres, 1993-2005. Masters of Spatial Analysis (MSA) MRP examination committee (Masters. MSA)

Yukari Hayakawa (2007): Access to professions: The experience of Japanese immigrants in Canada. Masters in Immigration and Settlement Studies (ISS) MRP examination committee (Masters. ISS)

Brian Kelsey (2007): Usability analysis of map-centred decision support: an application in community health planning. Masters of Spatial Analysis MRP examination committee (Masters. MSA)

Hieu Nguyen (2005): An exploration of public participation in China’s land use planning. School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURF), Queen’s University, Masters of Planning (M. PL) thesis examination committee

  

Research interests

 

Broadly speaking, my research focuses on the social and economic dimensions of urban experience. Under this broad heading, I have related research foci in the geography of health and health care, economic geography and retailing and immigration and settlement studies. Specifically, my research areas include:

·       Neighbourhood and health

·       Accessibility to healthcare services such as primary care physicians and hospitals

·       Healthcare, aging, and age-friendly community

·       Modeling of spatial accessibility, walkability index, deprivation index

·       Unequal access to care among aboriginal, rural, aging and ethnic minority populations

·       Ethnic variation in health and health care, immigrant health, transnational health practice

·       Spatial analysis of crime, individual and neighbourhood predictors of crime occurrences

·       Grocery retailing and access to healthy food

·       Ethnic retailing and ethnic economy

 

My methodological and fieldwork interests include:

·       Mixed-methods approach combining quantitative and qualitative methods

·       Statistical modeling including multi-level models

·       GIS and spatial analysis

·       Qestionnaire survey; survey design

·       Focus groups

 

  

Funded Research Projects

2019 – 2023, PI, SSHRC Insight Grant. “Examining transnational health practices and healthcare access among older immigrants in Canada”

 

2019 – 2020, PI, The RBC Immigrant, Diversity and Inclusion Project. “Ethnic grocery retailing and healthy food provision in marginalized ethno-cultural neighbourhoods in Toronto CMA”

 

2017 – present, PI, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Planning and Dissemination Grant– Institute Community Support. "Spatial and Language Discordance in Accessing Physicians among Older Immigrants in Toronto: Identifying Barriers, Facilitators and Interventions”

 

2016 – 2019, Co-Applicant, SSHRC Partnership Development Grant (PDG). “Aging Well: Partnering to optimize social network and support for older immigrants in Ontario”. (PI: Sepali Guruge)

 

2015 – 2017, PI, The RBC Immigrant, Diversity and Inclusion Project. “Investigating immigrant consumer choice in a multicultural commercial system: A comparison between Chinese and South Asian groups in Toronto”

 

2008 – 2014, PI, Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant. “Healthy Integration”: Ethnicity, Geography and Immigrants’ Utilization of Primary Care Physicians in Toronto” (solo investigator) (project extended due to maternity leave)

 

2008 – 2010, PI, Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS RFP) “Utilization of Family Physician Resources among Recent Immigrants in the Toronto CMA” (solo investigator)

  

2008 – 2009, PI, SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG) “An Investigation of Utilization patterns of family physicians among South Asian immigrants in Toronto, Canada” (solo investigator)

 

2008 – 2009, PI “The socioeconomic determinants of physician service utilization among South Asian immigrants” Ryerson University Faculty of Arts SRC Research Grant (solo investigator) (declined)

 

2008 – 2009, PI, SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG), “Geography, ethnicity and access to primary health care services” (solo investigator)

 

2007 – 2008, PI, “A pilot study on health care seeking behaviour among Pakistani immigrants” Ryerson University Faculty of Arts SRC Research Grant (solo investigator) (declined)

 

2007-2009, PI, “Ethnicity, integration and access to health care” Ryerson New Faculty SRC Development Fund (solo investigator)

 

2006 – 2007, PI, Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS RFP). “Ethnicity, Spatial Equity and Utilization of Primary Care Physicians - A Case Study with Mainland Chinese Immigrants in the Toronto CMA” (solo investigator) 

 

2005 – 2006, PI, “A Historical Anatomy of Urban Ethnic Economies: Exploring the Chinese Ethnic Economy in Toronto, Canada”. Queen’s University Advisory Research Committee Grant (solo investigator)

 

 

Publications

 

Wang L. (forthcoming), “Healthcare Access among Immigrants and Transactional Migrants” in Newbold B. and Wilson K. (Eds) A Research Agenda for Migration and Health, Elgar Research Agenda Programme (Edward Elgar)

Wang L., Guruge S., and Montana G, 2019, A scoping review of accessing primary care physicians among older immigrants in Canada. Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement (Cambridge). Volume 38, Number (2) 193-209

Wang, L., Lee, G., Williams I., 2019, The Spatial and Social Patterning of Property and Violent Crime in Toronto Neighbourhoods: A Spatial-Quantitative Approach, ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf (International Journal of Geo-Information - IJGI) 8, 51. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi8010051

Guruge S., Sidani1 S., Wang L., Sethi B., Spitzer D., Walton-Roberts M., Hyman I., 2018, Understanding social network and support for older immigrants in Ontario, Canada: A multi-methods study protocol, JMIR Aging. doi:10.2196/12616

Wang L., Ramroop S., 2018, Accessibility to community pharmacies in the Greater Toronto Area among vulnerable populations, Can J Public Health (CJPH) (Springer) 109 (5-6): 821-832 https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-018-0110-1.

Wang L., Carr M., 2018, Investigating Potential Predictors of BMI and Regional Variation in Canada: A Logistic Regression Approach. SF Journal of Obesity Research. 2:2.

Wang L., Dorkenoo S., 2018, Measuring spatial accessibility of older adults to primary care physicians and adult day programs in the Toronto CMA. Nursing and Palliative Care. 3(3): 1-8. doi: 10.15761/NPC.1000186

Wang L., 2018, Unequal spatial accessibility of integration-promoting resources and immigrant health: a mixed-methods approach. Applied Geography (Elsevier). Vol 92 (March): 140-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2018.01.017

Wang L., Lara Palacios E. (MSA), 2017, The Social and Spatial Patterning of Life Stress among Immigrants in Canada. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (Springer) 19:665-673 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10903-016-0538-4.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-016-0538-4

Kolpak Patrycia (MSA), Wang Lu, 2017, Exploring the social and neighbourhood predictors of diabetes: a comparison between Toronto and Chicago. Primary Health Care Research & Development (Cambridge University Press). 18(3)291-299  https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423617000044

Wang L., (2015), Immigrant Health Services and Healthcare, in Bauder H. & Shields J. (Eds.) Immigrant Experiences in North America, Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc. pp 343-366

Wang L., Kwak M., (2015), Immigration, barriers to healthcare and transnational ties: A case study of South Korean immigrants in Toronto, Canada, Social Science and Medicine, Vol 133: 340-348 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953614007710).

Wang L., Tormala T., 2014, Integrating Spatial and Aspatial Factors In Measuring Accessibility To Primary Health Care Physicians: A Case Study of Aboriginal Population In Sudbury, Canada. Journal of Community Medicine and Health Education. 4:3

Wang L., 2014, Immigrant health, socioeconomic factors and residential neighbourhood characteristics: A comparison of multiple ethnic groups in Canada. Applied Geography (Elsvier). 51:90-98

Wang L, H. Wei, (2013). “Immigrant health, place effect and regional disparities in Canada”, Social Science and Medicine, 98: 8-17. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953613005054

Lo Lucia and Wang L, Economic Rationality, (2012), “Economic Rationality, Ethnic Identity, and the Geographies of Consumption”, in Warf, Barney (ed.), Encounters and Engagements between Economic and Cultural, Springer, Series: GeoJournal Library, Vol. 104. pp 79-101

Wang L, 2011, Analyzing spatial accessibility to health care: a case study of access by different immigrant groups to primary care physicians in Toronto, Annals of GIS. 17(4): 237–251.

Wang L, Chacko Elizabeth, Withers Lindsay, 2011, “Immigration, Health and Health Care” in Wei Li, Teixeira Carlos and Audrey Kobayashi (Eds.) Immigrants in US and Canadian Cities (Oxford) pp. 158-178

Wang L and Roisman D., 2011, Modeling Spatial Accessibility of Immigrants to Culturally Diverse Family Physicians, The Professional Geographer, 63(1): 73–91

Wang L, 2008, Book Review of Geocoding Health Data: The Use of Geographic Codes in Cancer Prevention and Control, Research and Practice, The Canadian Geographers 52(4): 517-518

Wang L, Rosenberg M and Lo L, 2008, “Ethnicity, Accessibility, and Utilization of Family Physicians - A Case Study of Mainland Chinese Immigrants in Toronto, Canada”. Social Science and Medicine 67(9): 1410-1422

Wang L and Lo L, 2007, “Global connectivity, local consumption, and Chinese immigrant experience” Geojournal 48: 183-194

Lo, L and Wang, L., Wang, S. & Yuan, Y. 2007. Immigrant Settlement Services in the Toronto CMA: A GIS-Assisted Analysis of Demand and Supply. Working Paper Series. No. 59. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement.

Wang L, 2007, “Immigration, Ethnicity, and Accessibility to Culturally Diverse Family Physicians” Health and Place 13: 656-671

Wang L and Lo L, 2007, “Immigrant Grocery Shopping Behaviour: Ethnic Identity versus Accessibility” Environment and Planning A 39: 684-699

Lo L and Wang L (with Li Wei), 2006, “Consuming Wal-Mart: A Case Study in Shenzhen, China” in S. Brun (ed) Wal-Mart World: The World's Biggest Corporation in the Global Economy pp. 315-330 (Routledge)

Lo L and Wang L, 2005, “Economic Status of the Chinese Population in the Toronto CMA: Immigrant Origin and Landing Period” Journal of International Migration and Integration 5(1):107-140

Wang L, 2004, “An Investigation of Chinese Immigrant Consumer Behaviour in Toronto”, Canada Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services 11: 307-320

Ghosh S and Wang L, 2003, “Transnationalism and identity - Tales of Two Faces and Multiple Lives” Canadian Geographers 47(3): 269-282

Wang L, Wang Z and Ma C, 2002, “Chinese Knowledge Network: Simulation and Policy Recommendation (II)” R&D Management 23(1): 17-26

Wang Z, Ma C and Wang L, 2001, “Chinese Knowledge Network: Simulation and Policy Recommendation (I)” R&D Management 22(3): 126-133

Wang Z and Wang L, 2000, “An Exploration of Optimal Urbanization Ratio of China” Chinese Journal of Management sciences 8(2):56-64

Wang Z and Wang L, 1999, “A Discussion of the Principles of Environmental Ethics for Sustainable Development” in Chiao-Min Hsieh Ed. Human Geography: Nature, Culture, Human and Environment Science Press: Beijing, 216-27

Chen Z, Hong X, Li S, Wang L, and Shi X, 1997, “Environmental Archaeology in Tai Lake Region” ACTA Geographica Sinica 52(2):131-6

 

Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

 

Wang, L., Guruge S., Khan Kamran, 2019, Spatial and Language Discordance in Accessing Physicians among Older Immigrants in Toronto, Canada: Identifying Barriers, Facilitators and Interventions. Poster presentation at AAG Annual Meeting, Washington DC.

Dorkenoo S., Wang L., Guruge S., Walton-Roberts M., Sethi B and Spitzer D., 2019, Accessing informal and formal social supports among older immigrants in Canada: A mixed-methods approach. Poster presentation at AAG Annual Meeting, Washington DC.

Wang L., J. Ariwi, 2018, Accessibility to mental health services in Toronto. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, N.O., USA

Wang L., 2017, Ethnic grocery retailing: a temporal and spatial story. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Association of geographers, Toronto

Wang L., Anne Christina, 2017, Integration, healthcare and well-being: a case study of Sri Lankan immigrants in Toronto, Canada. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, USA

Wang L., 2016, Highly-skilled Transnational Migration and Immigration: International Medical Graduates (IMGs) in Canada, Annual IMC International Metropolis Conference, Japan

Wang L., Lara Palacia Elmer, 2016, The social and spatial patterning of stress among immigrants in Canada. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, USA

Wang L., 2016: panelist. RBC Immigrant, Diversity and Inclusion Project Breakfast & Workshop. Immigrant consumer behaviour and ethnic retail

Wang L., 2015, Immigrant health, socioeconimc factors and residential neighbourhood characteristics: A comparison of multiple ethnic groups in Canada. Paper presented at IGU Regional Conference, State University of Moscow.

Wang L., Levy J., 2015, Composition and locational strategies of Practicing International Medical Graduates (IMGs) in Canada Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, USA

Wang L., 2014, Exploring ethnic variations in healthcare access in Canada: a comparison among multiple ethnic groups Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, USA, May

Wang L, 2013, “Health, healthcare and immigration in Canada and U.S.A.”. Invited talk at York University (March)

Wang L., M.J. Kwak, 2013, Immigration, Health and Transnational Ties, Paper presented at the XVth International Symposium in Medical/Health Geography, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. July

Wang L., M.J. Kwak, 2013, An investigation of South Korean immigrants’ use of transnational health care. Paper presented at Ryerson RCIS conference on Immigration and Settlement: Precarious Futures? (Toronto. May)

Haoran Zhang, Lu Wang, 2012, Changing geographies of ethnic food retailing in Toronto. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Waterloo, Canada. May.

Wang L, 2012, Healthy Integration": Accessing Culturally-Appropriate Health Services among Immigrants in Toronto, Canada. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, New York, USA, Feb

Wang L, Lucia Lo, 2011, Regulatory Reform, Retail Internationalization, and Consumer Behaviour in China, presented at the Applied Geography Annual Meeting, Redlands, USA, Oct

Wang L, Elizabeth Chacko, Lindsay Withers,  2011, “Immigration, Health and Health Care in Canada and US” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, USA, Apr 15

Wang L, 2011, “Accessing and Using Primary Care Physicians among Immigrant Populations in Canada”, CERIS Public Seminar, Mar 25, Toronto

Wang L, 2009, “Analyzing spatial accessibility to family physician among ethnic groups in Toronto CMA” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, USA, March

Wang L. 2009, “Defining Chinatown”. Panellist. The Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, USA, March

Wang L. 2008, “Ethnic variations in health care access” Paper presented at Settlement Without Boundaries Symposium OCASI 30th Anniversary  (Hosted by OCASI, CERIS, and Ryerson University

Wang L, Roisman D, 2008, “An Investigation of Access to Physician Resources among Immigrant Populations in Toronto” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, USA, April

Wang L, 2008, “Marketing Research, Geodemographics, and Business Geomatics” Paper presented at the  Symposium on Pattern Recognition in Marketing Analysis jointly organized by Generation 5 and Laboratory for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (LIAM) at York University, February 22

Wang L, 2007, “A GIS approach to analyzing health care utilization” Paper presented at the 2007 OAGEE (Ontario Association of Geographers and Environmental Educators) Conference. Toronto, Canada. October

Wang L, 2007, “Ethnicity, Immigration and Access to Family Physicians” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, USA, April

Wang L, 2006, “Urban consumption and immigration” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, USA, March

Li W and Wang L, 2006, “Managing Transnational Capitals: Preliminary Exploration on Banking and Consumption in a Transnational World” Paper presented at the special session “Transnationalism: comparative perspectives” at IGC, Brisbane, Australia

Lo L and Wang L, 2006, “Urban Chinese consumer behaviour: choices among foreign supermarkets, domestic supermarkets and traditional markets” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, USA, March

Wang L and Lo L, 2005, “Consumption, ethnic identity and immigrant businesses: A case study of Chinese immigrants in Toronto, Canada” Paper presented at the 10th International Metropolis Conference, Toronto, Canada, October

Wang L and Lo L, 2005, “Consuming Wal-Mart: A Case Study in Shenzhen, China” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, USA, April

Lo L and Wang L, 2005, “A GIS Approach to Examining the Delivery of Immigrant Settlement Services in Toronto” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, USA, April

Wang L, 2005, “Retail Internationalization, Shopping and Consumer Culture in Urban China” Paper presented at the second China Symposium at Queen’s University.

Wang L and Lo L, 2004, “Enhancing Immigrant Settlement Service Delivery with GIS” Demo at the GEOIDE Annual Science Meeting, Ottawa, May-June.

Wang L and Lo L, 2004, “Urban Chinese Grocery Shopping Behaviour - The Impact of Foreign Retail Formats” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, USA, March.

Wang L and Lo L, 2003, “An Analysis of Immigrant Grocery Shopping Behaviour” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Victoria, Canada, May-June.

Wang L, 2003, “The Role of Ethnic Identity in Immigrant Consumption” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, USA, March.

Wang L and L, 2002, “Consumption in a New Home - A Case Study of the Chinese Immigrants in Toronto” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Toronto, Canada, May.

Ghosh S and Wang L, 2002, “Transnationalism and identity - Tales of Two Faces and Multiple Lives” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Toronto, Canada, May.

Wang L, 2002, “A Conceptual Framework on Immigrant Consumer BehaviourPaper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angles, USA, March.

Wang L and Lo L, 2001, “Economic Status of the Chinese Immigrants in Toronto: An Examination of the 1996 Census” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Montreal, Canada, May-June.

Wang L and Lo L, 2001, “Occupational Concentration and Economic Performance of the Chinese Immigrants in the Toronto CMA: An examination of the 1996 census” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of Association for American Asian Studies, Toronto, March.

Wang L, 2000, “Chinese Knowledge Network: Simulation and Policy Recommendation” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Pittsburgh, USA, March.

 

 

News

 

Description: Description: Description: *  Report on my recent publication on Chinese immigrant health in People's Daily (overseas edition): p. 12. Dec. 20, 2013

 Description: Description: Description: *  Article on SSHRC-funded national study on immigrant health at Ryerson University: http://bit.ly/1bthTsT,  Dec, 2013

Description: Description: Description: *  Interview with Gill Deacon of CBC Radio 1 Here and Now on Dec 10, 2014.

Description: Description: Description: *  Interview with OMNI TV News, “Immigrant health”, Dec 10, 2014

Description: Description: Description: *  Report on my research on immigrant health and regional disparity in Toronto’s Chinese media including Fairchild TV (Dec. 11, 2014), Sing Tao Daily (Dec 11, 2014), Ming Pao Daily (Dec. 14, 2014) and World Journal (Dec. 11, 2014)

Description: Description: Description: *  My research on the geographies of health care was summarized and reported in Policy Matters, CERIS, No. 41: p1-p5. September 2009 (http://ceris.metropolis.net/PolicyMatter/2009/PolicyMatters41.pdf)

Description: Description: Description: *   Article on me in Ryerson Alumni Magazine, entitled “The language of health care”, June, 2007

Description: Description: Description: *   Interview with Karen Horseman of CBC (The Canadian Broadcast Centre) Radio 1 Here and Now on January 19, 2007. Toronto: A new survey indicates Chinese immigrants in Toronto are having a hard time finding a family doctor that speaks Chinese. Survey conducted by Dr. Lu Wang. Interview with "Dr. Lu Wang", professor of economic geography, Ryerson University, survey author. For the past two years she has been looking at immigrant healthcare and the supply of culturally diverse physicians.

Description: Description: Description: *   Article on me on Ryerson University website by Suelan Toye “Research News: More competition for Chinese-speaking doctor in Toronto”

Description: Description: Description: *   Article on me in The Toronto Sun by Sharon Lem, “Big call in T.O. for Chinese-speaking docs: Study”, January 19, 2007

Description: Description: Description: *   Interview with OMNI TV news, “Competition for Chinese-speaking Toronto physicians”, January 18, 2007

Description: Description: Description: *   Report on me in Toronto’s Chinese media including Fairchild TV (Jan. 18, 2007), Sing Tao Daily (Jan. 19, 2007), Ming Pao Daily (Jan. 19, 2007) and World Journal (Jan. 19, 2007).

Description: Description: Description: *   Article quoting me in The Toronto Star, “Ethnic Chinese consumers prefer to patronize Asian grocers” by Dana Flavelle, February, 17, 2005