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Gina Sylvestre

Gina Sylvestre Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 5L11
Building: Lockhart Hall
Phone: 204.982.1146

Teaching Areas:

Housing, well-being and residential migration
Environmental impacts on mobility of vulnerable populations
Social exclusion and aging
Community development and intergenerational linkages

Courses:

GEOG-1102(3) Intro Human Geography I
GEOG-1103(3) Intro Human Geography II
GEOG-2412(3) Tourism
GEOG-2414(3) Urban Environment
GEOG-2418(3) Health Geography

Research Interests:
Transitions in transportation usage by older adults
Winter sidewalk condition bulletin
Neighbourhood deprivation and aging
Leadership development and knowledge mobilization of rural seniors

Publications:

Sylvestre, G. 2016. Aging and sustainability: Creating a discourse on places of inclusive mobility for the promotion of longevity.  In ed. G. Joseph. Diverse Perspectives on Aging in a Whanging World. Routledge.

Sylvestre, G. 2016. An icy response to the collective need for winter walkability: Mobilities research and the Surefoot Winter Walking Conditions Bulletin. Prairie Perspectives: Geographical  Essays 18: 24–31.

Sylvestre, G. and N. Cristal. 2016. Grey ghettos: Inclusion or exclusion in the post-modern Canadian city? In ed. G. Joseph. Diverse Perspectives on Aging in a Changing World. Routledge.

Sylvestre, G. 2015. Ageing in Winnipeg’s inner city: Exclusion or inclusion in polarized urban spaces? In eds. J. Distasio and A. Kaufman. The Divided Prairie City: Income Inequality Among Winnipeg’s Neighourhoods, 1970-2010. Winnipeg, MB.: The Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg: pp. 62–67.

Capelle, D., A. Wiebe, and G. Sylvestre. 2011. Development of a winter sidewalk. Condition Bulletin: Report to Safe Communities Winnipeg. Winnipeg, MB.: Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg.

Cardona, K., A. Wiebe, and G. Sylvestre. 2010. Strategies for Assisting Older Drivers: Recommendations for Community-driven Interventions. Winnipeg, MB.: Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg.

McNairnay, E., K. Kliewer, G. Sylvestre. 2009. Community Transportation Toolkit: Interpreting and Implementing the Mobility Disadvantaged Transportation Program Guidelines. Winnipeg, MB.: Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg.

Sylvestre, G. M. and G. C. Smith. 2009. Spatial aspects of the residential adjustments of older parents moving to low-income senior housing: A longitudinal study. Geoforum 40: 918–929.

Smith, G.C. and G. M. Sylvestre. 2008. Effects of neighbourhood and individual change on the personal outcomes of recent movers to low-income senior housing. Research on Aging 30(5): 592–617.

Cardona Claros, K., A. Ladd, G. Sylvestre. 2008. Investigating the Social Capital and Capacity of Older Adults in Rural Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB.: Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg.

Sylvestre, G., L. Gaudry, and G. Christopher, G. 2007. Mobility Options for the Aging Population of Manitoba: An Action Plan for Regional Solutions. Winnipeg, MB.: Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg.

Distasio, J., G. Sylvestre, and S. Mulligan. 2005. Home is Where the Heart is and Right Now that is Nowhere: An Examination of Hidden Homelessness Among Aboriginal Peoples in Prairie Cities. Winnipeg, MB: Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg.

Distasio, J. and G. Sylvestre. 2004. First Nations/Métis/Inuit Mobility Study: Final Report. Winnipeg, MB: Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg.

Havens, B., M. Hall, G. Sylvestre, and T. Jivan. 2004. Social isolation and loneliness: Differences between older rural and urban Manitobans. Canadian Journal on Aging 23(2): 129–140.

Smith, G. C., G. M. Sylvestre,  R. Anderson, and H. Anderson Ramsay. 2002. Local social and service environments of an urban housing market for seniors. Housing and Society 29(1/2): 23–44.

–Smith, G. C. and G. M. Sylvestre. 2001. Determinants of the travel behavior of the suburban elderly. Growth and Change 32: 395-412.