This interdisciplinary project relies on the cooperation of several departments at the University of Toronto. We are grateful for the collaboration of the following:

Canadian Studies

The University of Toronto is home to an outstanding concentration of expertise on the study of Canada. Canadian Studies help students to gain a critical understanding of contemporary Canada and make lasting, constructive contributions to the communities in which we live.

Department consultant for Canada Constructed: Professor Emily Gilbert

Indigenous Studies

The Centre for Indigenous Studies (CIS) is mandated to foster innovative, participatory research with urban Indigenous peoples and develop collaborations with Indigenous communities and community organizations. CIS cultivates research related to Indigenous pedagogy, methodologies and epistemology that focus on Indigenous peoples as cultural workers, social change agents, leaders and thinkers. CIS also supports the recruitment and retention of Indigenous graduate and undergraduate students, and is working to enhance the visibility of Indigenous peoples at the University of Toronto.

Department consultant for Canada Constructed: Professor Susan Hill

Daniels Faculty

The Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto offers graduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, forestry, and visual studies  — as well as unique undergraduate programs that use architectural studies and visual studies as a lens through which students may pursue a broad, liberal arts-based education. Its mission is to educate students, prepare professionals, and cultivate scholars who will play a leading role in creating more culturally engaged, ecologically sustainable, socially just, and artfully conceived environments.

Department consultant for Canada Constructed: Professor Jeannie Kim


Geographers study the spatial dimensions of human and biophysical activity.  To do so, we use and draw together approaches from across the social sciences, physical sciences and humanities.  Our Geography programs reflect the diversity of the field, which we we see as a source of intellectual excitement and strength. Taken together, research and teaching in Geography offers a unique perspective for understanding past and present social, economic, and environmental problems.  At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, students have the opportunity to explore the sub-fields of Urban, Economic, Cultural, Historical, Health, Environmental, Physical and Social Geography as well as Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Department consultant for Canada Constructed: Professor Matthew Farish

School of Cities

Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. Why do people gather in cities? What makes a city livable? How should cities evolve, to become more sustainable, inclusive and just? New interdisciplinary thinking is needed for cities to be successful. U of T’s deep urban expertise, across all fields, is tackling the future of cities. The School of Cities is where educators, institutions, practitioners and the public will engage in researcheducation and outreach to drive forward new city solutions – and a shared prosperity for all citizens.

Department consultant for Canada Constructed: Professor Marieme Lo

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This project is supported by the Learning & Education Advancement Fund at the University of Toronto

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