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Susan Ross

Associate Professor

Degrees:B.Sc. (Architecture), B. Architecture (McGill), M.Sc. Planning – Conservation of the Built Environment (Montreal)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 4033
Office:1218 Dunton Tower
Website:Waste Heritage Research

Cross-appointed with the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism.

2021-2022 Courses 

New publications and other announcements

Teaching and research areas

Sustainable heritage conservation; modern and industrial heritage; urban parks and cultural landscapes; heritage policy and practices in Canada; urban housing and environmental histories; landscapes of water supply; heritage values and waste; building deterioration, deconstruction and re-use; climate change and cultural heritage management. See also below for more detail.

2019-2020 Courses  

Recent publications and events


  • Conference paper, June 10, 2021. “Urban Salvage Yards as Hubs for Emerging Repair and Reuse Communities.” Conference Re-opening the bin—Waste, economy, culture and society. University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Conference paper, May 29, 2021. “Cultivating paradoxical views of landscapes of loss.” Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada Annual conference, Architecture in the clouds.
  • Lecture/Panel, May 20, 2021. “On Deconstruction/Heritage & Sustainability,”  On Deconstruction. Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. See link for video.
  • Panel, March 31, 2021. “Communicating Heritage as Climate Action.” National Trust for Canada Gathering of the Heritage Sector. See link for video.
  • Lecture/Panel, February 23, 2021. “What is the contribution of the built environment to a healthy city?” FASS Healthy Cities, Carleton University. See link for video.
  • Roundtable, February 18, 2021. “Retrofit – Energy Crises & Climate Exigencies from Preservation’s Perspective.” Future Anterior Journal
    author roundtable organized by guest editors Fallon Aidoo and Daniel Barber.