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
May 25 & 26, 2019 Doors Open Toronto: Future City Builders John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
May 23, 2019 Learning to bridge the knowledge-to-policy gap: Training researchers, policymakers and civil society members to work towards evidence-based policy in urban climate resilience Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia – UCRSEA
May 1, 2019 Black Students’ Association (BSA) 20th Annual GTA High School Conference Black Students' Association
Apr 30, 2019 Urban Exchange: Speed Networking Event Canadian Urban Institute
Apr 15, 2019 Linguascaping Toronto: A Mindful Inquiry Towards Understanding Linguistic Landscapes New One, New College
Apr 8, 2019 Youth, Arts, & Engagement in Cities: A Multimedia Final Exhibition Urban Studies Program, Innis College
Apr 2019 DenCity, undergraduate journal Urban Studies Students Union (URSSU)
Spring 2019 ‘First Story’ Indigenous Storytelling City Tour Urban Policy Lab – Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Mar 23, 2019 A Reading & Conversation with Jessica Hagedorn Women and Gender Studies Institute
Mar 22, 2019 Beauty, Brutality & The Neocolonial City Women and Gender Studies Institute
Mar 15, 2019 6th Annual Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium: Confronting the Exhibitionary Order Graduate Union of Students' of Art
Mar 1, 2019 Exhibition Project (MSL4000Y): Master of Museum Studies (MMSt) Faculty of Information
Feb 26, 2019 Celebrating our Diversity  Faculty of Music
Feb 7, 2019 Reconciliation through Education and Understanding John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, Master of Landscape Architecture program
Jan-Mar 2019 Don Valley Urban Forest Clean Up: Research Project University of Toronto Mountain Bike Club and Urban Studies Program, Innis College
Jan 18, 2019 Omar Ba: Conversations African Studies program, New College
Winter term 2019 Advanced Topics in Urban Studies II: Youth, Arts, & Engagement in Cities (INI430H1S) Urban Studies Program, Innis College
Winter term 2019 [Re]thinking the technological city interdisciplinary: Infrastructures, media and more-than-human networks 
Digital Technology in Society II 
New One, New College
Winter term 2019 Linguascaping the City: A framework for Multilingual Pedagogy New One, New College
2018/19 Series 6Place Toronto The McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology
Nov 15, 2018 City Building: Careers with Impact Urban Studies Program, Innis College; Hart House Social 
Justice Committee
Career Exploration & Education; and the Centre for Community Partnerships
Nov 8-10, 2018 Decolonizing Conference Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS)
Nov 6-8, 2018 Spatial Data Analysis Tutorial Networking Event Department of Human Geography (UTSC)
Nov 2, 2018 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