M.U.G.S. 2023-24 Series - Faculty Applications

Work with the School of Cities on your urban-focused graduate course! We are delighted to issue a call for graduate courses to join our Multidisciplinary Urban Graduate Seminar (M.U.G.S.) series in 2023-24.

For its M.U.G.S. 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

Here are examples of M.U.G.S. courses from the 2022-23 Academic Year.


Questions? Please email education.sofc@utoronto.ca