School of Cities Student Academy & Fellows June Symposium and Curated Exhibit

When and Where

Friday, June 21, 2019 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm
MY 380 and 5th Floor Atrium (Exhibits)
Myhal Centre
55 St George St Toronto, ON M5S 0C9


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. The Academy is structured around thematic working groups that reflect critical urban challenges based on students' interest and research focus. Our Fellows are current U of T students with strong interest in and passion for urban issues and critical challenges, who have led an innovative and impactful project in 2018/19.

Please register to join us for the first Student Academy and Fellows symposium.

June Symposium Presenter Biographies


  • Elder Andrew Wesley, Elder in Residence, First Nations House, Land Acknowledgment
  • Sandra Campbell, Grandmother, founding member of the Miq’wan Drummers
  • Demonstration and teaching on the Round dance and the importance of the women's jingle dance tradition by Sheena Kitchemokman and Gennette Joseph

Speakers – School of Cities Student Fellows: 

  Rushay Naik: RENEWALAdapting Global Urban Infrastructure for the City of Tomorrow Jessika TremblayA Visual Ethnography of the Future: Developing Toronto's Waterfront Lamia AganagicMindfulness through Movement: Addressing the Health Outcomes of Indigenous Womxn in Urban Centres


Highlights from the Academy working groups:

Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Creative Cities Urban Indigeneity/Indigenous and Racialized Communities
Sustainable Cities working group logo Creative Cities working group logoUrban Outdoor Education Day park images Urban Indigeneity working group logo
Speakers and team leads: Allison Bennett & Laura Minet Speakers: Jennifer Sparks & Aysha Afzal "Urban Outdoor Education"  Speakers: Lubna Alli, Drishya Nair, Ifrah Yousuf, Entisar Yusuf


Curated Working Group Exhibits & Reception: 

Myhal Centre 5th Floor Atrium (4:30 to 6:30 p.m.)
Urban Indigeneity/Indigenous and Racialized Communities   Sustainable Cities Academy working group installations
Project sketch   Sustainable Cities working group project

The "Cityzens Team" in partnership with HS Custom Homes

Project Title: Who’s Toronto Is It? 

A prototype of the average affordable rental unit in the City of Toronto.

Project Team Members:

  • Lubna Alli
  • Drishya Nair
  • Ifrah Yousuf
  • Entisar Yusuf
  1. Urban Agriculture
  2. “Fast Fashion”
  3. Sustainable Buildings
  4. Air Pollutants in the City of Toronto

Project Team Members:

  • Allison Bennet
  • Laura Minet
  • Hai Lin Wang
  • Allison Bennet
  • Menilek Beyene
  • Julie Wang
  • Christopher Gurz
  • Alexandra Ntoukas
  • Maria Rita De Castro Santos Gonzaga

All welcome to attend the lunch, talks, exhibit and reception! (Register)

Congratulations to our graduating Academy members and fellows!


Stay tuned for more… Exbibits will be on display until Monday, June 24.

Contact Information

Prof. Marieme Lo, Associate Director, Education


55 St George St Toronto, ON M5S 0C9