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Nouman Ashraf joins School of Cities as Special Advisor

The School of Cities is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Nouman Ashraf as Special Advisor for Pedagogy.

As Special Advisor, he will support our instructors and program officers on integrating principles of emancipatory pedagogy into their work, and design and teach an executive education course on anti-Indigenous racism and reconciliation. He will also play a key role in organizing and running Leading Urban Change, the executive education project accelerator offered by School of Cities in Spring 2024.

Ashraf is an associate professor (teaching stream) at the Rotman School of Management and a Senior Fellow at Massey College. He is a recognized thought leader in governance and pedagogy, and his interests and expertise lie at the intersection of organizational culture, inclusion and strategy.

 “We are so pleased to welcome Nouman Ashraf to this role. I have worked with him closely since my arrival at the School of Cities, and I greatly admire his deep thinking about, and commitment to, inclusion and emancipatory leadership. Integrating these principles into our work is key to our success as urban experts, and we are excited to learn from him and to share his knowledge and ideas with our networks across the University”, said Karen Chapple, Director of the School of Cities.

Professor Nouman Ashraf joins us as of January 2, 2024.