About Robin

Robin Mazumder is an environmental neuroscientist with a keen interest in how urban design impacts individual, community, and societal well-being. His PhD in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Waterloo was funded by the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canada’s most prestigious doctoral award, and applied wearable technology in real and virtual settings to examine psychological and physiological responses to dense urban environments. In addition to his research, Robin is an outspoken advocate for healthy urban design and has given more than 60 keynotes internationally on the topic. He was named Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue Magazine in 2014, an “Edmontonian to Watch” in 2015 by Metro Edmonton, and in 2018 was awarded the University of Waterloo’s President’s Community Impact Award in recognition of his leadership and advocacy. In 2023, Robin was named the 2023 Zeidler-Evans Architecture of Health Lecturer by McMaster University. Robin is also passionate about science communication and has been interviewed by and written for major media publications, including the CBC, Huffington Post, Wired, and Vice. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Technical University of Berlin, where he was part of the research platform Neurourbanism. Robin is currently writing a book exploring the topic of his keynotes on how to build a healthier society. He is signed with literary agency Cooke-McDermid.

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