Dear colleagues, students, and esteemed community members, It is with great pleasure that I warmly welcome each of you as the new Director of The City Institute at York University (CITY). Since its establishment in 2006, CITY has been at the forefront of facilitating critical, interdisciplinary, and collaborative research on urban matters on a global […]
Dear friends, supporters, and members of the City Institute, My time at the City Institute is rapidly coming to an end, and it is a bittersweet moment. As much as my role in these last nine years has been to pursue research monies it has also provided me an incredible opportunity to pursue ideas and […]
City Institute Director Linda Peake is one of the 70 York University faculty members awarded for research and artistic excellence
The outstanding achievements of 70 York University faculty members were recognized on April 12 during the 2023 Research Awards Celebration. The annual event, hosted by the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, celebrates the research contributions from York’s community of changemakers over the last year.“Universities continue to play an oversized role in undertaking the […]
Congratulations to City Institute Director Dr. Linda Peake for 2023 AAG Lifetime Achievement Honours award!
We would like to congratulate Dr. Linda Peake for receiving the 2023 AAG Lifetime Achievement Honors award for her scholarly contributions to feminist and urban geographies and for a career dedicated to extending equity, diversity, and inclusion at her institution (York University, Canada) and across the discipline of geography. Linda Peake’s four decades of scholarship […]
Seminar by Prof. Christian Anderson. "Without Guarantees: A parallax view of everyday life and place-based urban political economy."
Join us for our monthly seminar series on Tuesday 14th of March! Leveraging insights from feminist geography and diverse economies and cultural studies traditions, this talk will trace the contours of underrecognized but entrenched and consequential forms of labor, value, narrative, and social infrastructure—together amounting to an expanded sphere of social reproduction—in urban space. This […]
Engagement with Key Stakeholders: Transit Fare and Service Integration Analysis, by Prof. Gebresselassie.
The City Institute at York University will be joining Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”) in a one-hour engagement session provided by Professor Mahtot Gebresselassie which will be related to regional transit fare and service integration. EY has been engaged by the Ministry of Transportation (“MTO”) as the third-party consultant with responsibilities that include analyzing transit […]
The CITY Institute is pleased to announce its partnership with Black Diasporas. Black Diasporas is a geolocated oral narrative repository that was piloted in NYC and initially executed in Naarm-Melbourne (Australia). The team is working towards producing a similar project with Black people in Tkaronto-Toronto. The Naarm-Melbourne (Australia) was made by 75 Black people from Australia including, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, designers, journalists, doctors, […]
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 […]
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 […]