York University to host inaugural CivicLabTo Summit


York University is set to host the inaugural CivicLabTO Academic Summit on Toronto’s post-pandemic recovery on November 23 and 24. The City of Toronto announced its partnership with eight higher education institutions (HEIs), for the two-day, free and virtual CivicLabTO Academic Summit today.

The summit will feature in-depth discussions with leading experts in areas on which the City and its academic partners York University, University of Toronto, OCAD University, Ryerson University, Humber College, Seneca, George Brown College and Centennial College have been working together to discuss post-pandemic recovery, renewal and resiliency. The two-day CivicLabTO Academic Summit will bring together more than 60 presenters through 13 sessions and will feature student-led arts and cultural programming.

"York University will host the inaugural CivicLabTO Academic Summit on Toronto’s post-pandemic recovery, renewal and resilience. At York, we know that our success in affecting the kind of systemic changes necessary to build inclusive, resilient and safe communities relies on our ability to collaborate with government, community organizations, the private sector and other institutions of higher education. And York has a lot to contribute to these partnerships – including significant expertise in the fields of inequality, climate change, the environment, homelessness, and health and health governance. We look forward to working together with our CivicLabTO partners to ensure that the diverse community of Toronto continues to flourish.”

– Rhonda Lenton, President and Vice-Chancellor, York University

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