Meet IMFG's Current Fellowship Winners
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IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellowship

2016-17 Award Winner

The Post-Doctoral fellowship recipient for 2016-17 is Gustavo Carvalho. Gustavo has a Ph.D. in Political Science and a law degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. His dissertation was called “International Structure, Cooperation, and Sovereign Debt Crises: the Brazilian Debt Restructurings of 1898, 1931, and 1983.” Gustavo’s research for IMFG will analyze and compare different climate financing instruments that can be applied by Toronto and other Canadian cities to help fund climate mitigation and climate adaptation projects.


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IMFG Fellowship in Municipal Finance and Governance

2016-17 Award Winner

Austin Zwick is the recipient of IMFG’s Graduate Fellowship in Municipal Finance and Governance. He is a PhD Candidate in Planning in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the intersection of energy development and economic revitalization. In partnership with IMFG, he will analyze how fracking has affected municipal governments’ revenue and expenditures in the American Rust Belt.


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The Blanche and Sandy Van Ginkel Graduate Fellowship in Municipal Finance and Governance

2016-17 Award Winner

Lauren Birch is the recipient of IMFG’s Blanche and Sandy Van Ginkel Graduate Fellowship in Municipal Finance and Governance. She is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto. Her research for IMFG will focus on transit fare integration in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

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