Emily Chen

Emily Chen is an Honours Urban Systems Geography student under the supervision of Dr. Grant McKenzie in the Platial Analysis Lab. Her honours thesis will assess public response to COVID-19 using spatial analysis of urban mobility data, which encompasses her research interests at the intersection of socially impactful technology, human decision-making, and public health in urban environments. An avid traveler, she has spent her most recent summers studying Mandarin Chinese at Shantou University in China through a generous scholarship from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, exploring the dynamic urban changes taking place in Singapore and Malaysia through a field studies course supported by the McGill Faculty of Science and Department of Geography, and researching offshore wind farm project development as a project analyst at Energie Baden-Württemberg Asia Pacific through the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology Global Talent Internship program.