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Summer Workshop on Urban Mixed Methods across the Disciplines

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School of Cities is thrilled to announce the Summer Workshop on Urban Mixed Methods across the Disciplines to be held July 30 through August 1 in Toronto. The workshop aims to gather a diverse group of talented doctoral students to explore innovative research methodologies that engage with the theme of urbanism and cities. Participants will take part in discussion, refine their own research designs, and build networks with fellow scholars across disciplines.

During the three-day workshop, urban faculty will present lightning talks on research projects illustrating cutting-edge methods for qualitative and quantitative research design, data collection, analysis, interpretation and visualization. Students will spend two days in intensive, small group sessions on dissertation research design, receiving feedback from peers and faculty.

We encourage international students to apply but please note that we have a limited amount of funding for international travel.

The workshop’s faculty leaders include:

Additional faculty will be announced once confirmed.


Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program, should have a dissertation proposal in hand, and will have ideally begun their initial research. Our objective is to create a diverse cohort of students from a wide range of disciplines that engage with topics of urbanism, including those in the humanities, professional schools, critical and area studies, natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, performing arts, architecture, and others. Applicants from all fields of study whose dissertation research is related to cities are welcome. Our target cohort size is 15 to 20.

The event will be held in person at the University of Toronto.


To apply for the summer workshop, please fill out this Google form and include your CV, a short (one page) cover letter describing your current research trajectory and progress, and a PDF of your dissertation proposal. Applications are due by May 15, and successful applicants will be notified of acceptance by late May. 

Questions can be directed to Karen Chapple at