Doug Saunders, author and international-affairs columnist at The Globe and Mail will deliver the Ismaili Centre Lecture on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm on the topic …]]>
Doug Saunders, author and international-affairs columnist at The Globe and Mail will deliver the Ismaili Centre Lecture on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm on the topic of Arrival Cities: How Immigration Succeeds and Fails on the Edge of the City.
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Graduate Student Exchange
Frankfurt 2015 – 2016
The City Institute at York University and the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies in cooperation with FES and…]]>
Graduate Student Exchange
Frankfurt 2015 – 2016
The City Institute at York University and the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies in cooperation with FES and the Department of Geography offer one or two study abroad opportunities to spend one or two semesters during the 2015-16 academic year at the Department of Human Geography, Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany).
While there is no funding in place through this program at the current time, we will work with interested students to open opportunities for subsidies for travel and accommodation through York University and other sources.
The Frankfurt summer semester starts in April and ends in July. Since our winter term ends in late March, this would be a perfect time for York graduate students to go on this exchange. You can consider this option for 2015 or 2016.
Frankfurt program description:
The Department of Human Geography at the Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany) has set up a two-year program called “Geographies of Globalization” with possible specialization in two fields: Economic Geography and Urban Studies. York University exchange students will be able to participate in courses and have access to academic advisors. Instruction will be in English in some courses.
A description of the Frankfurt MA program can be found at: http://www.geostud.de/studiengaenge/master-of-arts/?L=1
Eligibility: York University Masters or PhD students
Language requirement: Basic knowledge of German is an advantage but not a requirement.
Application: Open until filled
For more information contact Professor Roger Keil (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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For more information, please contact Sean Hertel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Roger Keil (email@example.com).
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Meeting times and locations are noted below, if you plan to join us please email Roza so we know to expect you: firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Forest View Dim Sum: Sunday, February 1st, 2015
For our first event of 2015, we will be meeting for dim sum at Forest View Restaurant:
Location: 468 Dundas Street West (close to Dundas Street + Spadina Avenue)
Time: 11am, Sunday February 1st.
If you plan to join us, please RSVP by Thursday, January 29th at 4pm.
2) Waterfront walk: Sunday, March 1st, 2015
A walk that will start at Queen’s Quay, follow the waterfront past Harbourfront Centre, the Music Garden, Ireland Park, before finishing at Fort York Visitors’ Centre.
Meeting time: 10.30am on the streetcar platform at Union Station
Details: around 8km (2.5 hours), with many opportunities for coffee and snacks along the way. The walk ends at the bottom of Bathurst street, for the streetcar to the subway.
If you plan to join us, please RSVP by Thursday, February 26th at 4pm.
3) Scarborough Bluffs: Sunday, April 12th, 2015
We will be visiting the Scarborough Bluffs, for some great views of the sand cliffs and a walk through the meadows and beach. http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/view/scarborough-bluffs-trail
Meeting point: 11am at the Dogfish Bar & Grill, at the Bluffs marina http://bluffersparkrestaurant.com/?page_id=2
Travelling to the Bluffs: We will be driving to the Scarborough Bluffs, please make sure to RSVP ahead of the walk to ensure that you have a spot in one of the cars. Alternatively, you can make your way to the Scarborough Bluffs on TTC (from Kennedy Station, taking the #12A Eastbound to Chine Drive, and walking to the meeting point).
Details: around 6-7km (2 hours) walk that will take in the sand cliffs, meadow, the waterfront and beaches.
If you plan to join us, please RSVP by Tuesday, April 7th at 4pm. Please note if you will require a ride, plan to drive, or will meet us there.]]>
Ten emerging and established researchers from across the University have been appointed…]]>
Ten emerging and established researchers from across the University have been appointed York Research Chairs. The appointments are the first in a new program established to build, support and intensify the world-renowned research under way at the University.
“I am delighted to announce the appointment of our 10 new York Research Chairs and congratulate them on this important achievement,” said Robert Haché, York’s vice-president research and innovation. “York Research Chairs are recognized for their leadership in scholarship, research and creative activities. These appointments span the wide spectrum of our comprehensive research strengths and reflect the world-class calibre of research taking place across the University.”
Roger Keil, Faculty of Environmental Studies, was awarded a Tier 1 York Research Chair in Global Sub/Urban Studies in recognition of his research contributions to the field of urban and environmental research. Keil’s research examines suburbanization, which is now a global phenomenon and a defining feature of the “urban century” we have just entered. His work will add to a greater understanding of our suburban futures, as new forms of work, housing, mobility and governance, as well as how human/non-human nature relationships take shape.
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An interdisciplinary series of presentations and discussions on urban landscapes, past and present.…]]>
An interdisciplinary series of presentations and discussions on urban landscapes, past and present.
City Institute at York University
“We don’t have public spaces anymore: The perceived failures of suburban high-rise revitalization programs in France”
Roza’s postdoctoral research considers the function and socio-cultural meaning of public spaces in suburban high-rise developments in France and Canada, with a particular interest in the impact of high-rise refurbishment programs on community spaces and community cohesion. For her PhD in Geography (University of Sheffield) examined the impact of municipally-led gentrification on multicultural neighbourhoods in southern France.
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For more information and to purchase the book, check it out on …]]>
For more information and to purchase the book, check it out on the publishers website.
Here’s some endorsements:
“Suburban Governance is a landmark volume for the consolidation of global urban studies, making an important contribution to a new generation of scholarship marking out the opportunities for inventive theorization and the renewal of the conceptual landscape of the field. It sets a new standard for the growing commitment to post-colonialize urban studies.”
Jennifer Robinson, Department of Geography, University College London
“Suburban Governance is an important contribution to intellectual discussions about suburbanization. This collection is very much up there with the best work on critical urban theory.”
Andrew E.G. Jonas, Department of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences, University of Hull
“This collection provides compelling insight into the global nature of suburban development and the various ways in which the dynamics of (sub)urban development play out in different political and economic contexts.”
Andrew Wood, Department of Geography, University of Kentucky