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The future of cities in the wake of the pandemic: What will change? What should change?

The future of cities in the wake of the pandemic: What will change? What should change?

In late spring 2020, the premier of Ontario, alongside the mayor of Toronto, lifted the first COVID-19 lockdown in this city. Stores re-opened, restaurants re-gained some business via patio dining. The warm weather spurred Torontonians, tired of being cooped up in their homes, to venture outside. In fact, they flooded the streets. But the virus

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The future of cities in the wake of the pandemic: What will change? What should change?

The future of cities in the wake of the pandemic: What will change? What should change?

In late spring 2020, the premier of Ontario, alongside the mayor of Toronto, lifted the first COVID-19 lockdown in this city. Stores re-opened, restaurants re-gained some business via patio dining. The warm weather spurred Torontonians, tired of being cooped up in their homes, to venture outside. In fact, they flooded the streets. But the virus

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Social characteristics of international students in Ontario and Quebec

Social characteristics of international students in Ontario and Quebec

By Valerie Preston and Marshia Akbar The number of foreign students in Canada continues to grow rapidly. Canada was the destination for 7% of the world’s international students in 2017, one of the top three countries that host large shares of international students in comparison to their total higher education populations. The flow of international

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Migration and Resilience in Urban Canada

Migration and Resilience in Urban Canada

Principal Investigator: Valerie Preston. Collaborator: Lucia Lo. Funding: SSHRC Partnership Grant. Term: 2016-2022. Established in 2016, Building Migrant Resilience in Cities (BMRC-IRMU) is a research partnership and a multi-sector collaboration. It draws on over 20 years of experience in bringing together a range of key actors working on issues of immigration and settlement through CERIS, a leading Ontario

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