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URST Prof. Douglas Young talks with yFile about the future of post-pandemic cities

URST Prof. Douglas Young talks with yFile about the future of post-pandemic cities

The future of cities in the wake of the pandemic: What will change? What should change? In late spring 2020, the premier of Ontario, alongside the mayor of Toronto, lifted the first COVID-19 lockdown in this city. Stores re-opened, restaurants re-gained some business via patio dining. The warm weather spurred Torontonians, tired of being cooped […]

You're Invited: 4th Annual Book Celebration

You're Invited: 4th Annual Book Celebration

A virtual event will be held to celebrate recent publications by Annie Bunting, Lisa Drummond, Carlo Fanelli, Les Jacobs, Jaime Llambías-Wolff, Vanisha Sukdeo, and Douglas C. Young. This event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Each of the books is available for purchase at the hyperlinks provided with […]

In Memoriam: Remembering Professor Lisa Drummond

In Memoriam: Remembering Professor Lisa Drummond

The Urban Studies Program and the Department of Social Science has suffered a great loss with the passing of Professor Lisa Drummond on January 19, 2021. After living and working in Hanoi, Vietnam in the early 1990s, Lisa completed a degree in human geography at the Australia National University and held a postdoctoral fellowship at […]

The Learning Curve: Ryan James on Lecturing through YouTube

The Learning Curve: Ryan James on Lecturing through YouTube

From YouTube-hosted lectures to gamifying the classroom, The Learning Curve is a series showcasing how course instructors in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies are embracing the online learning environment with creative approaches to teaching remotely.   In our latest instalment, Ryan James, a contract faculty member teaching in the Department of Anthropology and Urban […]

The Sgro Academic Leadership Entrance Award ($5,000)

The Sgro Academic Leadership Entrance Award ($5,000)

NEW AWARD FOR URBAN STUDIES The Sgro Academic Leadership Entrance Award has been established 'in honour of Franco and Rosa Sgro, models of integrity, honour, and excellence, and true inspirations to their children. The Award will be given annually to an undergraduate student accepted into the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, or the […]

Celebrating internships and experiential education successes in LA&PS

Celebrating internships and experiential education successes in LA&PS

Celebrating internships and experiential education successes in LA&PS This article originally appeared in yfile. The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) held its fifth annual celebration of Experiential Education (EE) on April 24. This year’s celebration focused on the successful launch of the first LA&PS internship program, as well as 13 programs with […]

CivicSpark

CivicSpark

2nd Place Finalist - Civic Spark Marcia Garnes, Urban Studies student,  and three other York students entered themselves in the CivicSpark Undergraduate Public Policy Competition where they took second place. CivicSpark is a University of Toronto organization that is "dedicated to empowering a new generation of city builders. By providing a non-partisan platform, they will […]

University of Toronto's annual Undergraduate Public Policy Case Competition

University of Toronto's annual Undergraduate Public Policy Case Competition

University of Toronto's second annual Undergraduate Public Policy Case Competition, "Building Up the 6ix" is on March 11th 2017! Students will sign up in teams to tackle a case on Affordable Housing. Together they will create a solution and present it to our illustrious panel of judges at the competition. If your work is dubbed […]