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Cheryl Teelucksingh

Dr. Cheryl Teelucksingh

Professor & Department Chair
EducationHonours BA (Queen’s University), MCS (University of Calgary), PhD (York University, Sociology)
Phone416-979-5000 x556213

Areas of Expertise:

environmental justice; racialization; community-based research


Professor Teelucksingh’s research over the last twenty years has focused on examining the relationship between environmental justice in Canada and concerns for social inequality. Dr. Teelucksingh also has participated in SSHRC and CIHR funded grants and has authored numerous publications in the areas of environmental justice and racialization in Canada. Her research uses a range of qualitative and quantitative methods to explore her areas of interest, including community-based research.


  • SOC 470: Toronto: The Changing City
  • SOC 507: Race and Ethnicity in Canada
  • ISS 8930: Race and Ethnic Relations

Graduate Program Membership:

  • Environmental Applied Science & Management
  • Immigration & Settlement Studies
  • Policy Studies

Community & Professional Service:

Recent Publications:

Teelucksingh, C. 2019. Diverse environmentalism and inclusivity in Toronto's green economy. (external link, opens in new window)  Environmental Sociology 5(1): 47-58.

Teelucksingh, C. 2018. Dismantling white privilege: The Black Lives Matter Movement and Environmental Justice in Canada. (external link, opens in new window)  Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies 5(2), 304. 

Masuda, J.R., C. Teelucksingh, T. Zupancic, A. Crabtree, R. Haber, E. Skinner, M. Fridell. 2018. Out of our inner city backyards: Re-scaling urban environmental health inequity assessment. (external link, opens in new window)  Social Science & Medicine 75(7): 1244-1253.

Teelucksingh, C. 2018. “Population, Urbanization, and Environment” (Chapter 15). In Principles of Sociology Canadian Perspectives, 4th ed., (external link, opens in new window)  edited by L. Tepperman and P. Albanese. Don Mills: Oxford University Press. 

Teelucksingh, C. 2017. Canadian Sociology: Environmental Justice. (external link, opens in new window)  Global Dialogue: Magazine for the International Sociological Association 7(2).  

Teelucksingh, C., B. Poland, C. Buse and R. Hasdell. 2016. Environmental Justice in the Environmental Non-Governmental Organization Landscape of Toronto (Canada). (external link, opens in new window)  The Canadian Geographer 60(30): 381-393. 

Teelucksingh, C. and L. Zeglen. 2016. Building Toronto: Achieving Social Inclusion in Toronto’s Emerging Economy. (external link, opens in new window)  Green Prosperity Series. Toronto: Metcalf Foundation.  

Kaur Amar, K. and C. Teelucksingh. 2015. Environmental Justice, Transit Equity, the Place for Immigrants in Toronto. (external link, opens in new window)  Canadian Journal of Urban Research 24(2): 46-63.

Teelucksingh, C. and J.R. Masuda. 2014. Urban Environmental Justice Through the Camera: Understanding the Politics of Space and the Right to the City. (external link, opens in new window)  Local Environments 19(3): 300-317.