Suzanne Kershaw



Suzanne Kershaw
MSA | Research Associate




Suzanne has been a member of the HCD Lab since 2012. She holds a master’s of Spatial Analysis (MSA) and a bachelor’s degree in Geographic Analysis from Ryerson University. Suzanne’s previous experience includes consultant work as a GIS Specialist for Urban Design 4 Health, Ltd. (UD4H) where she contributed to the implementation of a decision-support software tool measuring the impact of neighbourhood design on physical activity, travel, and health in Toronto as part of the Healthy Canada by Design initiative.

MSA (2011) Spatial Analysis – Ryerson University
BA (2009) Geographic Analysis – Ryerson University

Lab Role
Suzanne’s role at the HCD Lab has included geospatial data preparation and development of built environment measures for the 2011 Metro Vancouver Walkability Index. She led analysis and writing for the Residential Preferences and Public Health in Metro Vancouver report, which was released in 2014. Suzanne provided GIS support for the NEWPATH study that investigated associations between walking distances and neighbourhood walkability, and contributed to analysis and journal article development for the residential preference component of NEWPATH. She also assisted with data collection for the Comox-Helmcken Corridor study using the Global MAPS tool.

Lab Projects