Proposed School of Cities


Date: Monday, February 27, 2017
To: Graduate and Undergraduate Students in the Faculty of Arts & Science
From: Joshua Barker, Vice-Dean, Graduate Education
Re: Consultation Process in Arts & Science for proposed School of Cities – Student Town Hall Meetings

As you may have heard, we are embarking on a consultation process for a proposed School of Cities at the University of Toronto. The Faculty of Arts and Science will be the academic and budgetary home of the proposed School. While we expect that there will be broad participation across the University, there are six Divisions with a critical mass of urbanists that are currently primarily engaged in planning for a School of Cities:

  • Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
  • John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design
  • Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
  • University of Toronto Mississauga
  • University of Toronto Scarborough

As Vice-Dean, Graduate Education, I will be leading consultations across the University’s three campuses. As part of the consultation process, we want to hear from all interested students in the Faculty of Arts & Science. We will be holding two town hall meetings: one for graduate students, and one for undergraduate students. Details about these meetings are included below. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

Feedback can also be submitted via email at a&

The consultations are expected to result in a draft proposal for the creation of a new Extra-Departmental Unit (EDU), which will be brought to governance in Fall 2017.

Town Hall for Undergraduates:

10:00-11:00 on Friday, 10 March, Sidney Smith Hall Room 2118

(Then come to CLASSU’s Assembly of the Plebs Conference!)

If you plan to attend one of the town halls, please kindly RSVP to

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