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Exciting course offered by the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change in FALL 2024

Exciting course offered by the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change in FALL 2024

EU/GEOG 3620: City Challenges, City Opportunities in a 21st Century Toronto Description: This course will be offered in partnership with the City of Toronto and all 8 Toronto-area universities and colleges. Its purpose is to introduce pertinent social, environmental, economic and political challenges faced by communities in the city of Toronto and learn about possible […]

Our First Event of 2024

Our First Event of 2024

Dear City members, This spring, we are bringing City Institute to the community for important conversations! Access to Post-Secondary Education: For whom? For what? April 9th, 5:30-7:30 PM Urban Indigenous Education Centre, 16 Phin Ave, Toronto, ON M4L 3T2 Join us for an evening discussion about current debates and programs aimed at reducing barriers to access in […]

CITY welcomes new coordinator: Ushieja De Zoysa

CITY welcomes new coordinator: Ushieja De Zoysa

Dear City members, We are pleased to announce that Ushieja De Zoysa is the new ORU (organized research unit) coordinator of the CITY Institute at York University. Ushieja De Zoysa is a graduate from the Faculty of Science at York University. She comes to CITY with 4 years of research administration experience working with a high-profile […]

Introducing the New Director of the City Institute Luisa Sotomayor

Introducing the New Director of the City Institute Luisa Sotomayor

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 […]

City Institute Director Linda Peake is one of the 70 York University faculty members awarded for research and artistic excellence

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!

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."

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.

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 […]