Robin Mazumder is an accomplished keynote speaker sought out internationally to provoke thoughtful discussions on cities and well-being.
He is currently completing his doctorate in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Waterloo, where he is studying the psychological impacts of urban design. Using sophisticated wearable technology and immersive virtual reality, he examines how people experience cities. His interest is inspired by his love for cities as well as his front line experience working as a mental health occupational therapist. Robin’s research is funded by the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canada’s most prestigious doctoral award.
Always striving for healthier, happier, and more equitable cities, Robin is also a passionate change maker. His advocacy and research has been featured in numerous outlets including the BBC, Vice Magazine, CBC , Canadian Geographic, Canadian Cycling Magazine, University of Toronto Magazine and University Affairs. He was named a Top 40 Under 40 in 2014 by Avenue Magazine and was awarded the University of Waterloo President’s Community Impact Award in 2018.
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