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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 […]

CITY Visiting Scholar Jessica Parish awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Post-Doctoral Fellowship

CITY Visiting Scholar Jessica Parish awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Repost from YFile Jessica Parish, a master’s and PhD graduate of Political Science at York University, is a recipient of the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship.  Nearly 12,000 proposals from researchers around the world were assessed in the competition. Parish was one of 1,638 scholars to receive an award. Commencing in March 2022, this project will be based at the Centre for […]

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 Fortnight Fridays - Professional Training Program for Graduate Students

City Institute Fortnight Fridays - Professional Training Program for Graduate Students

From January to April 2022, the City Institute will hold virtual professional training meetings for graduate and 4000-level undergraduate students who have great interest in urban studies. Once a fortnight CITY will hold writing sessions which will be monitored by a City Institute post-doctoral fellow who will provide writing tips and feedback. Every other fortnight […]