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
Sept 20 International Park(ing) Day Installation in Toronto Kelly Gregg, PhD candidate and Sneha Mandhan, PhD student
Summer 2019 ‘First Story’ Indigenous Storytelling City 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)

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Date Initiative/curricular innovation Partner
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