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Population and Place Research Lab
c/o Dr. Maxwell Hartt
Department of Geography and Planning
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Queen’s University
Kingston, ON, Canada

Interested in Joining the Lab?

It is exciting to welcome new folks to the lab and we are always interested in talking with potential students and researchers. If you think you’d be a good fit for the lab, please read through the information on this webpage carefully before contacting us about admissions, supervision, or funding.

To begin, please review the information on the following websites. Here you’ll learn about Queen’s University, the Department of Geography and Planning, enrollment processes, funding, deadlines, life as a graduate student, and life in Kingston, Ontario.

If you are a prospective student looking to undertake a Masters or Doctoral degree, please include the following information in your initial email:

Your initial email should also include a clear indication of how your experience, research interests, and goals align with the lab. Our work is focused on the intersection of demographic change, planning, and space. Your proposed research should be related to at least one of the following:

  • Population loss / shrinking cities
  • Decline / left behind places
  • Older adults / age-friendly cities
  • Migration / immigration

After reading all of this, if you think you and your proposed research would be a good fit with the Population and Place Research Lab, please email Dr. Maxwell Hartt at with all the relevant details and documents listed above.

Media Requests

Lab members are generally willing to give media interviews as long as the interviews pertain to topics which the lab members have done formal research on. You can contact the lab with general inquiries at or reach out to a specific lab member directly. If you are unsure whether the interview topic meets this criteria, please consult the Publications page and/or the lab member bios. If it is still unclear, please contact the lab member by email to discuss further.

Department of Geography and Planning
Queen’s University
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