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EUC and SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries.

Inequality results in both local and global financial and social discriminations and hinders the wellbeing of the entire planet. SDG 10 asserts that access to equal opportunities and universal inclusion will result in a more prosperous world. EUC research is committed to critical intersectional research of social determinants, such as race, gender, and class, in shaping regional and international inclusion. 

Getting to know Africa and It's People

Professor Joseph Mensah presented a lecture on Getting to know Africa and its people: Confronting popular stereotypes in observation of Black History Month in February 2024. In this lecture, Mensah discusses prevailing negative stereotypes about Africa and challenges them by shedding light on the continent's diversity and confronting the dehumanizing effects of these stereotypes. He urges critical thinking when consuming information about the continent and emphasizes the need to confront stereotypes with awareness, skepticism, and an understanding of Africa's political and developmental complexities


Public” Space for Whom? Encampment Evictions, Spatio-Legal Exclusion, and Differentiated Urban Citizenships in Toronto

Farida Rady is a MES alumna researcher, writer, and artist. Rady's interests are centered on questions of agency in the city and extend to housing justice, migrations, memory, and counter-narratives. Rady explores these interests within the spectrum of academic and creative processes. This work portfolio explored the encampment eviction tactics pursued by the City of Toronto in the summer and fall of 2021 in the context of spatio-legal displacement and exclusion, carceral urban governance, and differentiated and propertied urban citizenship.


Exploring the experiences of racialized residents in two Toronto neighborhoods

Park Perceptions and Racialized Realities is a community-based participatory research project that explores the experiences of racialized and Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) in public greenspaces. The research, led by EUC PhD candidate Nadha Hassen with Sarah Flicker,collaborated with Greenchange, Jane/Finch Centre and the St. James Town Community Co-operative.


Subversive Performances of Quarantine: Organizing Across Differences at the Conjuncture of Protest and Pandemic

The COVID-19 Pandemic intensified already existing social inequalities, especially for marginalized communities. QTBIPOC (Queer and Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) advocate and researcher Jin Haritaworn pivoted their research to address the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic unfolding in Toronto in real-time. Their research examines the subversive performances of quarantine that support wellbeing within marginalized communities, promoting a safer and more inclusive society for all. 


Feminist research examines the spatialities of money, debt, and finance in women’s everyday lives

Araby Smyth (@arabysmyth) is a Post-Doctoral Visitor at the City Institute at York University on the GenUrb partnership project, led by Linda Peake. GenUrb is actively improving lives by challenging issues vital for equity, belonging, justice, and sustainable urban development. The research is conducted within and across multiple cities – Cochabamba (Bolivia), Delhi (India), Georgetown (Guyana), Ibadan (Nigeria), and Shanghai (China) where they comparatively analyze interview and life history data on the theme of money, debt, and finance in women’s everyday lives.


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