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 and demonstrate research leadership beyond normal expectations.
Prof. Peake’s nomination described the professor as an exceptional international, collaborative, feminist scholar dedicated to excellence in critical and justice-oriented research and committed to facilitating an empowering community-based research program. Prof. Peake has garnered $4 million to support her innovative research agenda that has illuminated urbanization as a deeply gendered process. Prof. Peake’s research leadership has benefited students and postdoctoral Fellows, built research capacity in the global south, and created a transnational web of scholarly knowledge production by feminist urban scholars. Moreover, Prof. Peake has transformed CITY Institute into an international hub of geography, urban studies and urban sociology. Prof. Peake’s record of collaboration and co-publication is exemplary, as is the impact of her work on policy and communities around the world.