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Prof. Vidya Shah receives the 2022 OISE Mentor of the Year Award

Prof. Vidya Shah receives the 2022 OISE Mentor of the Year Award

CITY's Faculty Affiliate and former member of CITY's Executive Committee, Prof. Vidya Shah received the 2022 Mentor of the Year award. The following note was extracted from the post published by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (the full post can be found here). The 2022 winners of the OISE Leaders and Legends awards […]

City Institute Director Prof. Linda Peake was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

City Institute Director Prof. Linda Peake was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has elected Prof. Linda Peake, Director of the City Institute, as one of the 2022 RSC Fellows.  In the announcement, RSC President Jeremy McNeil says "The Royal Society of Canada is delighted to welcome this outstanding cohort of artists, scholars and scientists. These individuals are recognised for their exceptional contributions to […]

City Institute Director Prof. Linda Peake receives 2022 EUC Dean's Research Excellence Award

City Institute Director Prof. Linda Peake receives 2022 EUC Dean's Research Excellence Award

Dean Alice J. Hovorka presented five awards to members of the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change (EUC), recognizing their significant contributions within the Faculty. City Institute Director Prof. Linda Peake received the Dean’s Research Excellence Award. This award recognizes and celebrates researchers in EUC who make significant contributions to their field of scholarly work […]

City Institute Executive member Prof. Luisa Sotomayor receives 2022 EUC Dean's Service Award

City Institute Executive member Prof. Luisa Sotomayor receives 2022 EUC Dean's Service Award

Dean Alice J. Hovorka presented five awards to members of the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change (EUC), recognizing their significant contributions within the Faculty. City Institute Executive member Prof. Luisa Sotomayor received the Dean’s Service Award. Prof. Sotomayor's nomination notes her invaluable role in serving the York University community and beyond. Prof. Sotomayor’s breadth […]

Young Urban Scholar Spotlight: Elijah Leotaud, 2021 DARE winner

Young Urban Scholar Spotlight: Elijah Leotaud, 2021 DARE winner

Elijah Leotaud, a fourth year student majoring in Sociology and Urban Studies, is one of the 54 Dean's Award for Research Excellence (DARE) winners. The DARE award offers Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in research projects under the supervision and guidance of a faculty member. Elijah's […]

Canada, Women and the Urban SDGs—World Urban Pavilion Initiative

Canada, Women and the Urban SDGs—World Urban Pavilion Initiative

Last December 16th, 2021, the City Institute and members of the GenUrb research project, joined a brainstorming session on Women and the Urban SDGs hosted by the World Urban Pavilion in Regent Park. With the aim of establishing in Canada a Global Secretariat for Women and the Urban SDGs and working in collaboration with UN-Habitat, […]

City Institute Director receives 2022 AAG Award

City Institute Director receives 2022 AAG Award

News excerpt from the American Association of Geographers: 2022 Diversity and Inclusion Award The Diversity and Inclusion Award (previously Enhancing Diversity Award) honors those geographers who have pioneered efforts toward, or actively participate in efforts towards encouraging a more diverse discipline. Beverley Mullings, Queen’s University; Kate Parizeau, University of Guelph; and Linda Peake, York University Beverley Mullings, Kate […]

City Institute Solidarity Statement

City Institute Solidarity Statement

At the City Institute we stand in compassion and solidarity with all Black, Indigenous and racialized communities who are grieving and rising up. We are angered and outraged by ongoing police violence and brutality against Black citizens and protestors across the North American continent. Alongside many scholars, activists and others, we denounce the onslaught of […]

CITY Visiting Scholar Discusses E-Bikes With the CBC

CITY Visiting Scholar Discusses E-Bikes With the CBC

In a recent CBC article, Visiting Scholar at the City Institute Darnel Harris (urban planner and executive director of Toronto-based mobility advocacy group Our Greenway) detailed the alternatives that exist for commuters as they begin returning to work in the wake of provinces across Canada slowly relaxing their physical distancing rules. Harris argues that among […]

City Institute Director Linda Peake Receives Major Award for Scholarly Distinction

City Institute Director Linda Peake Receives Major Award for Scholarly Distinction

Professor Linda Peake, director of the City Institute and a member of the Urban Studies program and the graduate programs in Geography, Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies and Development Studies, is the 2020 winner of the Canadian Association of Geographers Award (CAG) for Scholarly Distinction. Peake's award was announced during the CAG’s annual general meeting, […]