Sergei Basik


Sergei Basik

​School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Academic and professional designations
  • PhD, Geography
  • Post-Graduate Certificate, College Teacher Training Program (Honours)
Courses taught
  • AVIA2030 - Geography and International Law
  • LIBS1035 - Oceans
  • LIBS1155 - Foundations of World Geography
  • LIBS1560 - Our Domain: Geography and Human Populations
  • LIBS1990 - Restless Planet: Understanding Natural Disasters
Areas of expertise & interest
  • Cultural Geography
  • Critical Toponymy and Geo-Onomastics
  • Historical Physical Geography
  • Post-Soviet Realm
Industry experience, professional currency activities
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Geographers (Ontario Division)
  • Member of the American Association of Geographers
  • Member of the Canadian Society of Study of Names
  • Editorial Board Member - Journal of Geography, Politics, and Society
  • Topical Advisory Board Member - Social Sciences (academic journal)
  • Topical Advisory Board Member - Urban Science (academic journal)
  • Major research projects, scholarly activities, and/or publications

    Some recent publications

    Papers in leading academic journals in Geography

    Edited book

    • Basik, S. (Ed.) 2022. Encountering Toponymic Geopolitics: Place-Names as a Political Instrument in the Post-Soviet States. London and New York: Routledge.

    Edited special issues (guest editor, academic journals)

    • Basik, S. 2020. Place Names as a Political Instrument in Post-Soviet Realm.  Journal of Geography, Politics and Society 10 (3).
    • Basik, S. 2020. Urban Place Names: Political, Economic, and Cultural Dimensions. Urban Science 4.

    Conference presentations

    • Basik, S. Vernacular Place Names as the Symbolic Battlegrounds: Toponymic Resistance in Minsk, Belarus. The Canadian Association of Geographers - Western Division Annual Conference "WDCAG-2021", University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, 2021.
    • Basik, S. Toponymic Place Branding in a Post-Soviet City: A Case of Minsk, Belarus. The Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division Annual Conference "CAGONT-2019", University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2019.
    • Basik, S. Symbolic landscape and power: Belarusian urban toponymic system as a palimpsest. The Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division Annual Conference "CAGONT-2018", University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2018.

    Peer reviewer (academic journals and academic publishers)

    • Hungarian Geographical Bulletin
    • Sustainability
    • Land
    • Acta Universitatis Carolinae Geographica
    • ISPRS - International Journal of Geo-Information
    • Routledge
    • Concordia University Press
    Additional information
    ​Sergei is passionate about Geography and Geosciences and has a strong commitment to teaching excellence and student success. He collaborates on international projects in Geography with colleagues from the University of Helsinki (Finland), the University of Gdansk (Poland), and Taras Shevchenko National University (Ukraine).