Funding for Educational Initiatives

The School’s mission is to convene urban-focused researchers, educators, students, practitioners, institutions and the general public to explore and address complex urban challenges, with the aim of making cities and urban regions more sustainable, prosperous and just. The School embraces equity and diversity as a source of creativity and inspired scholarship. The School aims to reflect the diversity of people and communities of the local urban region, and is especially committed to the active participation of underrepresented and equity seeking groups, especially Indigenous, Black, immigrant, and racialized people.

The School will reflect a global sense of urbanism, with attention to the interplay between local and global contexts, and the relationships and networks that shape a sense of place. Locally, its scope will include the cities and metropolitan areas that comprise the Greater Toronto Area. The School’s core values will inform its partnerships, and it seeks meaningful collaborations with its partners, recognizing that communities and their members are not sites or objects of research, but actors and collaborators in knowledge-making projects.

For student groups and educators interested in partnering with the School of Cities on educational initiatives, visit our education small grant funding page for requirements. The School also provides small grant funding for co-sponsored outreach events.

Educational initiatives/curricular innovation supported by the School of Cities:  

Date

Initiative/curricular innovation

Partner

Aug 12

Toronto Indigenous History Walking Tour

Urban Policy Lab – Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

May 25 & 26

Doors Open Toronto: Future City Builders

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

May 23

Learning to bridge the knowledge-to-policy gap

Joanna Kocsis and Rebecca McMillan, School of Cities Fellows 

Spring 2019

Asemaa gitigaanan: Indigenous knowledge and sacred medicines in Toronto

Rebecca Beaulne-Stuebing, School of Cities Fellow 

May 1

X-Ceeding X-Pectations: BSA 20th Annual GTA High School Conference

Black Students' Association (BSA)

Apr 30

Urban Exchange: Speed Networking Event

Canadian Urban Institute

Apr 15

Linguascaping Toronto: A Mindful Inquiry Towards Understanding Linguistic Landscapes

Dr. Dejan Ivkovic

Apr 8

Youth, Arts, & Engagement in Cities: A Multimedia Final Exhibition

Urban Studies Program, Innis College

Spring 2019

denCity, URSSU journal

Urban Studies Students Union (URSSU)

Mar 23

A Reading & Conversation with Jessica Hagedorn

Women and Gender Studies Institute

Mar 22

Beauty, Brutality & The Neocolonial City

Women and Gender Studies Institute

Mar 15

6th Annual Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium: Confronting the Exhibitionary Order

Graduate Union of Students' of Art

Feb 26-Mar 22

What We Take: Exhibition Project (MSL4000Y)

Faculty of Information, Master of Museum Studies (MMSt)

Feb 26

Celebrating our Diversity 

Faculty of Music

Feb 7

Reconciliation through Education and Understanding

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, Master of Landscape Architecture program

Jan 18

Omar Ba: Conversations

African Studies program, New College

Winter term

Don Valley Urban Forest Clean Up: Research Project

University of Toronto Mountain Bike Club and Urban Studies Program, Innis College

Winter term

Advanced Topics in Urban Studies II: Youth, Arts, & Engagement in Cities (INI430H1S)

Urban Studies Program, Innis College

Winter term

Linguascaping the City: A framework for Multilingual Pedagogy

Dr. Dejan Ivkovic

Winter term

Digital Technology in Society II (NEW113)

New One, New College

Nov 15

City Building: Careers with Impact

Urban Studies Program, Innis College; Hart House Social Justice CommitteeCareer Exploration & Education; and the Centre for Community Partnerships

Nov 8-10

Decolonizing Conference

Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS)

Nov 6-8

Spatial Data Analysis Tutorial Networking Event

Department of Human Geography (UTSC)

Nov 2

The Environmental Governance Lab in Conversation wiht David Miller: The Future of the Environment Post Toronto Elections

Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

2018/19 Series

6Place Toronto

McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology