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June 2021

  • Wednesday, June 23rd University of Toronto Spring 2021 Virtual Convocation Ceremony

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    Wednesday, June 23, 202112:00PM - 1:30PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Description

    CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!

    The University of Toronto will host a virtual ceremony to celebrate our graduates on: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET.
    We understand the importance of celebrating your remarkable achievements and hard work in reaching this significant milestone, even at a time when our traditional convocation ceremonies are not possible because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    In place of in-person ceremonies, the University is planning to host a virtual Convocation ceremony in which the Chancellor will officially confer degrees on members of the June 2021 graduating class. After the virtual ceremony, diplomas will be couriered (for free) to our graduates over the course of the following weeks. Please allow some flexibility with this schedule, particularly under these difficult circumstances.

    Once the public health situation stabilizes and it is possible to gather safely again, individual academic divisions will be able to plan in-person graduation celebrations to honour our graduates, and their families and friends.

    For more details, visit the Convocation Office’s website.


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  • Wednesday, June 30th Global Democracy Dialogue : A New Architecture for Canadian Democracy Aid?

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    Wednesday, June 30, 20211:00PM - 2:30PMOnline Event, External Online Event
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    Canada has committed to expand the availability of Canadian expertise for democracy strengthening but not defined the architecture to house and nourish that expertise. The success of Canada’s renewed support for global democracy depends on the infrastructure it will build to direct and guide this vision. In our upcoming dialogue, the leadership of USG agencies for international democracy assistance come together to discuss the rich and complex landscape of U.S. democracy support. What can American structures suggest for Canada’s path forward:

    How can Canada turn its aspiration for a new Canadian democratic development institution into reality?
    How can it build expertise and institutional resources for democracy support within the public service?
    How can the government or a dedicated institution engage civil society in developing and delivering Canada’s enhanced democracy support efforts?

    This event is organized and sponsored by The Parliamentary Centre


    Speakers

    Thomas Axworthy
    Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

    Patricia Davis
    Director of Global Programming, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, US Department of State

    Monika LeRoy
    Advisor to the Secretary=General, Organization of American States

    Rosarie Tucci
    Director, Center for Democracy, Human Rights and Governance, USAID



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    Disclaimer: Please note that events posted on this website are considered to be public events – unless otherwise stated – and you are choosing to enter a space where your image and/or voice may be captured as part of event proceedings that may be made public as part of a broadcast, webcast, or publication (online and in print). We make every effort to ensure your personal information is kept and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions please get in touch with our office at munkschool@utoronto.ca or 416-946-8900.



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July 2021

  • Wednesday, July 7th RESET: Reclaiming The Internet For Civil Society

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    Wednesday, July 7, 202112:30PM - 1:30PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Description

    Join us to hear from Professor Ron Deibert as he explores the disturbing impact of the internet and social media on politics, the economy and the environment, and asks us to consider how best to construct a viable communications ecosystem that supports civil society and contributes to the betterment of the human condition.

    Disruptive technology, scientific advancements, and a global pandemic have forever changed the way we live and work. Our digital tools allow us to innovate, accelerate growth, and connect with one another as never before, but they often come with unexpected consequences. The same technologies that had been used for public uprisings against oppressive governments are now being used by those governments against political demonstrators, whistleblowers and dissidents.

    Meet our speakers and chair

    Ron Deibert (@RonDeibert) is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Department of Political Science, as well as the Director of the Munk School’s Citizen Lab. The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory focusing on research, development, and high-level strategic policy and legal engagement at the intersection of information and communication technologies, human rights, and global security.

    Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco) is Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

    Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEMunk

    REGISTRATION will open online on June 23, 2021.

    Contact

    London School of Economics


    Speakers

    Ron Deibert
    Speaker
    Director, Citizen Lab and Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto

    Andrés Velasco
    Chair
    Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science



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    Disclaimer: Please note that events posted on this website are considered to be public events – unless otherwise stated – and you are choosing to enter a space where your image and/or voice may be captured as part of event proceedings that may be made public as part of a broadcast, webcast, or publication (online and in print). We make every effort to ensure your personal information is kept and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions please get in touch with our office at munkschool@utoronto.ca or 416-946-8900.



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  • Tuesday, July 13th A Negotiated Approach: Evaluating Affordable Housing Outcomes from Section 37 Agreements (1988-2018)

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    Tuesday, July 13, 20214:00PM - 5:00PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Description

    Limited public sector funding has meant that municipalities have increasingly relied upon the private sector to help build affordable housing. In Toronto, the City has historically secured such affordable housing contributions largely through the development approvals process using individual negotiations with developers. This process has been facilitated through Section 37 of Ontario’s Planning Act, which permits the City to approve increases in height and/or density above what current zoning allows in exchange for community benefits.

    On July 13, IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellow Julie Mah will present preliminary findings from her research on Section 37 agreements from 1988 to 2018 that contain affordable housing benefits to understand the housing outcomes achieved through Toronto’s negotiated and incentive-based approach.

    Toronto is currently developing a new, formal “inclusionary zoning” policy that requires developers to set aside a percentage of their new housing units as affordable housing. Section 37 practices are also being reformed in response to recent provincial amendments to the Planning Act. In this context, Mah’s research seeks to establish baseline data against which the effectiveness of future approaches could be evaluated.

    Speaker
    Julie Mah is the 2020-2021 IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellow. She holds a Ph.D. in Planning from the University of Toronto and her research focuses on affordable housing issues, evictions, gentrification and displacement, and equitable development approaches. Julie has also worked as a planning consultant on several community improvement plans, cultural plans and economic development strategies.

    The IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellowship is funded by the School of Cities.

    Contact

    Piali Roy
    (416) 946-3688


    Speakers

    Julie Mah
    Julie Mah is the 2020-2021 IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellow. She holds a Ph.D. in Planning from the University of Toronto.



    If you are attending a Munk School event and require accommodation(s), please email the event contact listed above to make appropriate arrangements.

    Disclaimer: Please note that events posted on this website are considered to be public events – unless otherwise stated – and you are choosing to enter a space where your image and/or voice may be captured as part of event proceedings that may be made public as part of a broadcast, webcast, or publication (online and in print). We make every effort to ensure your personal information is kept and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions please get in touch with our office at munkschool@utoronto.ca or 416-946-8900.



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