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CIFF - Professional Training Talks (drop-in session 2)

The City Institute Professional Training Program is intended for graduate and 4000-level undergraduate students whose research is urban-focused. The training program aims to strengthen the writing and knowledge mobilization skills of students that will support their research in acquiring funding and disseminating it effectively, as well as help them navigate career paths within and outside the academia. Upon completion, having attended a minimum of 10 out of the 14 talks, the participant will have a certificate of completion.

The City Institute Fortnight Fridays (CIFF) are part of CITY's Professional Training Program. Once a fortnight CITY will hold writing sessions, monitored by a Faculty Affiliate or a Post-Doctoral Fellow, who will provide writing tips and feedback. Every other fortnight a faculty member will give a talk on an aspect of professional training.

Time   Talk Speaker
4.00 pm to 5.00 pm


Developing a course proposal Prof. Syed Harris Ali, Sociology, LA&PS
5.00 pm to 6.00 pm Writing research proposals Prof. Stefan Kipfer, EUC



- Graduate and 4000-level undergraduate students who have great interest in urban studies.

- No registration is required for York University students.  (Students from other universities require registration, please contact

- The CIFF sessions can be added to York graduate students' Individualized Development Plan (IDP). The IDP webpage hosts a short overview of graduate professional skills programming at York. We encourage you to use this guide and to add the CIFF meetings to it. Take the guide to your meetings with your supervisor to get feedback on the role of professional training for graduate students.

Modality: Virtual (via Zoom, please click here to join the session)

Time: From 4:00pm to 6.00pm.


Oct 07 2022


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


via Zoom
The City Institute


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