Queen’s University , 1992, PhD
Miriam Grant is a Professor Emeritus (Geography) in the Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies, UBC Okanagan. A social urban Geographer who obtained her PhD from Queen’s University, she was a faculty member in Geography at the University of Calgary for twenty years before moving to UBCO to become Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (2011-2018).
Dr. Grant has conducted most of her research in Zimbabwe on low-income housing, economic and social vulnerability of youth, gendered aspects of HIV/AIDS care, and the urban elite in Bulawayo (1953-1990). Her current research interests include the Translocal Geography of Lodging in Urban Zimbabwe. She is a C-I, South-South Migration and Migrant Food Insecurity: Interactions, Impacts and Remedies (MiFood Project), SSHRC Partnership Grant (2021-2028). In 2021, she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to African Studies and the Canadian Association of African Studies.