The School of Cities acts as a connective and intellectual hub for students, faculty and visitors. The School provides opportunities for students to gain firsthand experience in urban research and community-engaged learning. It supports students’ professional development, extra- and co-curricular activities and offers a forum for co-creation of social impact and creative projects and knowledge dissemination through the School of Cities Urban Leadership Fellowship and Academy,  including the Student Academy and Fellows Symposium

City-focused research and teaching at U of T is unmatched. The School will contribute to curricular innovation, exposing students and visitors to the latest cross-disciplinary thinking on urban life and will host a series of Tri-Campus Conversations, Cities in Focus: My City - My Story Series, and a Methods Atelier.  

2020 Undergraduate Fellows

Name Project Title Program Campus
Semilore Ajayi Missing Links: Youth Unemployment and Homelessness in Nigeria Political Science and African Studies UTSG
Adam El-Masri Coffee Cup Collective TO – Eliminating Single-Use Coffee Cup Waste Through Community Participatory Action Computer Science and Indigenous Studies UTSG
Conroy Gomes Creative Activism: The Role of Art in Oppression and the City Neuroscience, Biology and Physiology UTSG
Kandeel Imran Immigrant Placemaking in Suburban Communities City Studies and Public Policy  UTSC
Michael Cameron McCulloch Beyond Bike Lanes: Cycling-Exclusive Infrastructure for Safer, More Sustainable Cities Civil Engineering UTSG
Phil Lu Modeling the Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles on Cities Robotics Engineering UTSG
Judy Perpose Policy Brief: Gig Economy Public Policy, Global Asia Studies and Urban Public Policy & Governance UTSC
Yusra Qazi Carceral Geography: Reimagining the Experience of Incarceration in Ontario Using Human-Centered Design Innovation  Urban Studies, Sociology and Writing & Rhetoric UTSG
Jigme Lhamo Tsering Depression and Mental Health in the Tibetan-Canadian Community: The Barriers of Service Utilization Psychology and Human Exceptionality in Learning  UTM
Tzu Chen Wang The Future for Retail in Cities: Co-Retailing May Be the Way to Go? Environmental Health UTSG
Sydney Narciso Wilson Catcalling is Not a Micro-Aggression: Exploring Women's Experience of Space in Toronto Bachelor in History, Human Geography & Peace, Conflict and Justice UTSG
Ze Xi (Jessica) Ye Toronto Mapped: Layered History, Living History Anthropology and Sexual Diversity Studies UTSG


2020 Graduate Fellows

Name Project Title Program Campus
Janelle Brady Action Research Through Black Mothering Perspectives: a Community Activist Project for Change-making

PhD in Education (OISE)

James Gibb Queering Food Insecurity: Measurement and Assessment of Food Security Among Gender and Sexual Minorities Living in Toronto Master of Anthropology UTSG
Ryan Khurana Public Management of Urban Data Master of Management Analytics (Rotman School of Management) UTSG
Lloyd McArton Uncovering Barriers to Living Musically in Toronto PhD in Music Education (Faculty of Music) UTSG
Garrett Morgan Back to the Future: Reconnecting Public Health, Urban Planning, and Architecture PhD in Geography and Planning UTSG
Soukayna Remmal Green Cities Directory Master of Global Affairs (Munk School of Global Affairs) UTSG
Daniel Tse Place Identity: Urban Water in the Anthropocene Master of Cities Engineering and Management (Faculty of Engineering) UTSG
Michelle Verbeek Urban Disaster Risk in Latin America Master of Global Affairs (Munk School of Global Affairs) UTSG
Ivee Yiyao Wang Fountainhead Master of Architecture (Daniels Faculty of Architecture) UTSG
Mischa Young Revisiting Toronto’s Vehicle-for-hire Bylaw: What Issues to Consider? PhD in Geography and Planning  UTSG
Sophia Zekiros
& Ntombi Nkiwan
Rethinking Public Health

Master of Public Health: Health Promotion (Dalla Lana School of Public Health)

Master of Public Health: Social and Behavioural Health Sciences 
(Dalla Lana School of Public Health)




2020 Academy Members


Thank you to our 2019 inaugural Fellowship and Academy members!

Welcome to the School of Cities Fellowship and Academy Alumni Network!