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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 […]

Darnel Harris, Executive Director of Our Greenway Conservancy and Visiting Scholar of the City Institute, receives APBP Professional of the Year (Non-Profit) Award

Darnel Harris, Executive Director of Our Greenway Conservancy and Visiting Scholar of the City Institute, receives APBP Professional of the Year (Non-Profit) Award

The Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals (APBP) awarded Darnel Harris as Young Professional of the Year (Non-profit).  This award recognizes "..the achievements of pedestrian and bicycle professionals made in the last twelve months in the private, public, research, and nonprofit sectors and one young professional under the age of 30." (APBP)  Darnel Harris is visiting scholar at the City Institute at […]

CITY Faculty affiliates Doug Young and the late Lisa Drummond recognized with book prize

CITY Faculty affiliates Doug Young and the late Lisa Drummond recognized with book prize

Repost from YFile The International Planning History Society (IPHS), dedicated to the enhancement of interdisciplinary studies in urban and regional planning history, has recognized Department of Sociology Urban Studies Professors Douglas Young and the late Lisa Drummond with an award for the book they edited together. The book titled, Socialist and Post-Socialist Urbanisms: Critical Reflections from a Global Perspective (Toronto: University of Toronto […]

Moving the student body: A symposium on student mobility in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

Moving the student body: A symposium on student mobility in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

The symposium was the final dissemination event of research results from the Partnership Development Grant StudentMoveTO: From Insight to Action on Transportation for Post-secondary Students in the GTHA (2018-21). This 3-year SSHRC funded research and partnership program, led by Toronto Metropolitan University Professor Raktim Mitra, focused on an improved understanding of the travel behaviour of 600,000 post-secondary […]

Our Greenway - Cycling Without Age

Our Greenway - Cycling Without Age

Cycling Without Age is a global micromobility movement that makes seniors feel welcome again in their own communities—and CITY Institute Research fellow Darnel Harris is bringing it to Northwest Toronto! Darnel Harris’ (MES, 2015) ongoing applied research on eliminating sustainable micromobility barriers is rooted in the local mobility struggles faced by residents and businesses in […]

Annual General Meeting, Graduate Student Conference and training activities

Annual General Meeting, Graduate Student Conference and training activities

On April 20th, 2022, the City Institute held its Annual General Meeting (AGM).  The City Director, Prof. Linda Peake, reported to the Council of Affiliates on the successful fundraising activities in which the City Institute had engaged to support the new annual Graduate Professional Training Program, which includes the City Institute Fortnight Fridays (CIFF) in which faculty members present on a topic of professional […]

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 […]