GMUP 2023-24 Series - Faculty Applications

Work with the School of Cities on your Urban-focused Graduate Course

We are delighted to issue our first-ever call for graduate courses to join our Graduate Multidisciplinary Urban Project (GMUP) series in 2023-24.

For the GMUP courses, the School of Cities partners with tri-campus faculty who are eager to teach a graduate course with an urban focus, often related to specific and real-world urban projects.

Why partner with the School of Cities?

  • We will provide funding for a teaching assistant;
  • We will actively promote the course across the tri-campus; and,
  • We will provide support for and work with you on knowledge mobilization (e.g., policy brief, video, podcast, website, performance, or similar).

What we ask from you?

  • Reserve at least half of the course seats for graduate students from outside departments;
  • We strongly encourage the course to take the form of a workshop with deliverables suitable for knowledge mobilization. This might take the form of individual or group projects on specific urban issues, often for a specific client, and with a product that can be disseminated to a wide audience (whether in the form of an event or a document); and,
  • Ideally this will be part of your current courseload, expanding an existing course to accommodate students from across campus. If it is a new course, we can discuss options for compensation with your department chair or dean.

Interested? Please complete a course proposal with this online form. Proposals should include:

  • term (fall, winter, summer or full year - Fall-Winter)
  • target students (at least three departments)
  • course description (1-2 paragraphs) and objectives
  • ideas for knowledge mobilization
  • email indicating support from department chair

The deadline for proposals is November 7, and decisions will be made by end of November by members of the School of Cities’ Executive Committee.

Here are examples of GMUP courses from the 2022-23 Academic Year.


Questions? Please email