Student Academy



The School of Cities Student Academy is a tri-campus interdisciplinary academic platform to foster student academic and social engagement and leadership in city-building and urban scholarship. It is a student-led intellectual hub for undergraduate and graduate students’ collaborative learning and professional development, and their pursuit of critical and ethical analysis of complex urban challenges and urban education in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada and globally.

Diagram illustrating the organizational structure of the Student Fellows in relation to the Student Academy and the thematic groups the same are divided into, as mentioned in the accompanying text.
Diagram illustrating the organizational structure of the School of Cities Urban Leadership Fellowship and Academy, constituted by the Education Pillar fellows and members of the 10 critical urban challenge thematic groups.


  1. Cities of Inequality, Urban Solidarities, and Community Activism
  2. Creative Cities: Cultural Growth in Complex Adaptive Cities
  3. Ecology, Health, and Environment
  4. Global Urbanism
  5. Immigration, Culture, and Placemaking
  6. Infrastructure and Design/Design, Technology, and Urbanism
  7. Smart Cities: Big Data and Intelligent Systems
  8. Sustainable Cities
  9. Urban Governance, Land, and Policy
  10. Urban Indigeneity/Indigenous and Racialized Communities ​​​​​​


 2021 Student Academy Membership



 2020 Student Academy Membership



 2019 Student Academy Membership



U of T Student Fellowships and non-stipendiary International Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowships to international scholars working on cutting-edge urban-focused research projects.