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

2020-21 Award Winner

Julie Mah is the 2020-2021 Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance. 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. Her dissertation research employed a mixed methods approach to examine the social and housing impacts of regeneration initiatives in a resurgent Detroit. Her current research explores the role of evictions in urban displacement processes in Toronto. Her next project will examine the effectiveness of value capture tools to generate new affordable housing in Toronto. Julie has also worked as a planning consultant on several community improvement plans, cultural plans and economic development strategies.


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IMFG Fellowship in Municipal Finance and Governance

2020-21 Award Winner

Devin Bissky Dziadyk is the recipient of the 2020-21 Graduate Fellowship in Municipal Finance and Governance. He is a PhD student at the University of Toronto in the Department of Economics. He previously worked with Finances of the Nation, a project to assemble Canadian public finance data and make it more accessible. Devin has also worked in the tech industry in Toronto, and in particle physics research. Prior to his PhD studies, Devin completed an MA in Economics at the University of Toronto, and a BSc in Physics and Economics at McGill University. His research focusses on the incidence of the property tax, and tax schemes designed to improve the equity of property taxes.


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

2020-21 Award Winner

James Ankers is the recipient of the Blanche and Sandy Van Ginkel Graduate Fellowship in Municipal Finance and Governance. He is a PhD student at the University of Toronto in the Department of Political Science. Prior to his PhD studies, James completed an MA in Political Science at the University of Toronto. His research focusses on the politics and the governance of the local welfare state: how governance arrangements, local politics, federal and provincial policy implementation, and place in the city shapes the welfare state experience.

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