Dr. Maurice Yeates

Dr. Maurice Yeates

Senior Research Fellow
Dean Emeritus, School of Graduate Studies

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Maurice Yeates (BA, Reading University (UK), 1960; PhD Northwestern University (USA), 1963) is Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity (1996 to date), served as Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Toronto Metropolitan University, 2002-10; and was appointed Dean Emeritus in 2010.

Previously, he was a faculty member at the University of Florida (1963-1965); and, Queen's University (1965-1996), where he also served as Head of the Department of Geography (1973-8), Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research (1979-84), and Founding Executive Director of the Bader Centre for International Studies at Herstmonceux Castle, UK (1993-95). From 1986 to 1994 he was seconded from Queen's to the Council of Ontario Universities to serve as Executive Director of the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies. 

His research and consulting has focused on urban and regional development, and spatial location/allocation in the consumer service sector. He is author, co-author, or editor of 19 books, 60 articles in refereed journals and edited books, and over 100 reports. Among his publications are: The Peripheral Journey-to-Work (with E.J. Taaffe and B.J. Garner, 1963); Impact of Industrial Incentives: Southern Georgian Bay Region, Ontario (with P.E. Lloyd, 1970); Main Street: Windsor/Quebec City (1975); Land in Canada’s Urban Heartland (1985); The North American City (5th. Ed., 1997); Business/Commercial Geomatics: The Supply-Side (Ed., 2003); A Comparison of Localized Regression Models in an Hedonic House Price Context (with S. Farber, 2006); and, Charting the GTA: The Dynamics of Change in the Commercial Structure of the Greater Toronto Area (2011).

He has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada since 1980 and received the 1982 Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography from the Canadian Association of Geographers.