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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 […]

City Institute Solidarity Statement

City Institute Solidarity Statement

At the City Institute we stand in compassion and solidarity with all Black, Indigenous and racialized communities who are grieving and rising up. We are angered and outraged by ongoing police violence and brutality against Black citizens and protestors across the North American continent. Alongside many scholars, activists and others, we denounce the onslaught of […]

CITY Visiting Scholar Discusses E-Bikes With the CBC

CITY Visiting Scholar Discusses E-Bikes With the CBC

In a recent CBC article, Visiting Scholar at the City Institute Darnel Harris (urban planner and executive director of Toronto-based mobility advocacy group Our Greenway) detailed the alternatives that exist for commuters as they begin returning to work in the wake of provinces across Canada slowly relaxing their physical distancing rules. Harris argues that among […]

City Institute Director Linda Peake Receives Major Award for Scholarly Distinction

City Institute Director Linda Peake Receives Major Award for Scholarly Distinction

Professor Linda Peake, director of the City Institute and a member of the Urban Studies program and the graduate programs in Geography, Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies and Development Studies, is the 2020 winner of the Canadian Association of Geographers Award (CAG) for Scholarly Distinction. Peake's award was announced during the CAG’s annual general meeting, […]

Online Lecture on the Irish Famine in Buffalo

Online Lecture on the Irish Famine in Buffalo

Professor William Jenkins (an active faculty member of the City Institute) recently presented an online lecture about the legacy of the Irish Famine in Buffalo for the Irish Heritage Trust and their Great Famine Voices Roadshow. This online lecture was part of the virtual events season hosted  by the National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park and […]

CITY Seminar on Racialization and Financialization of Housing

CITY Seminar on Racialization and Financialization of Housing

On February 7th, 2020 the CITY Institute hosted its fifth CITY Seminar. The talk, "Racialization and Financialization of the Housing Market," was given by Dr. Nemoy Lewis, a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Deb Cowan in the Department of Geography. Dr. Lewis's talk focussed on his current Postdoctoral Research where he […]

CITY Attends York University's Organized Research Units (ORUs) Open House

CITY Attends York University's Organized Research Units (ORUs) Open House

On January 29, 2019 the City Institute was asked to participate in the York University Organized Research Units (ORUs) open house where we shared details about our institute and our research interests and initiatives -- including our largest research initiative GenUrb. Additionally, this was an opportunity to connect with the membership and administrators of the many […]

Panel Discussion on Knowledge and Sustainability in Smart Cities

Panel Discussion on Knowledge and Sustainability in Smart Cities

On November 29th, 2019 CITY hosted its third CITY Seminar for the 2019-2020 term. Our third seminar, "Knowledge and Sustainability in Smart Cities," featured a panel discussion with Dr. Natasha Tusikov (CITY member and Professor in the Department of Social Science), Dr, Teresa Abbruzzese (CITY member and Professor in the Urban Studies program), Dr. Negin Minaei […]