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Strengthening community: An update on Mobility Network's latest initiatives

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November 17, 2022

Mobility Network has recently launched a number of activities to connect across our interdisciplinary, tri-campus fabric.

Introducing Mobility Network to current graduate students

Our Managing Director, Dr. Judy Farvolden, made the most of a guest speaker slot on the Friday Seminar Series of the University of Toronto's Institute of Transportation Engineers student chapters (UT-ITE) on October 7.

She presented "Introduction to Mobility Network" to the graduate student audience, explaining in plain language how the Mobility Network came to be, why mobility needs multidisciplinary solutions, and how students can benefit from getting involved.

If you have questions about Mobility Network, this video recording of Dr. Farvolden's presentation is a must-see!

Forming a Mobility Network Postdoctoral Community of Practice

A Community of Practice for U of T postdoctoral researchers held its first session November 16 and plans to meet regularly to offer a safe space for postdocs to interact, collaborate, and grow together as researchers and scholars. Sessions are facilitated by Dr. Ignacio Tiznado Aitken, Research Coordinator, Suburban Mobilities, and Dr. Matt Palm, Research Coordinator, Mobilizing Justice.

Launching the "Finding Connections" faculty workshop series

A series of Finding Connections workshops for U of T faculty aims to connect those with shared research interests. The first three-hour workshop on Travel Behaviour Modelling led by Professor Eric Miller will take place December 8.

Future workshops will address other Mobility Network "knowledge cluster" research areas such as Urban Equality & Inclusion; Climate Change & Health; Mobility Technologies & Services; Freight & Urban Goods Movement; Land Use Planning & Economy; and Governance, Policy Analysis & Managing Change.

Talking to prospective graduate students

Dr. Shauna Brail, UTM Mobility Network Associate Director, and Khadija Butt, Education Specialist, will be on hand at the Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) Grad Open House on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to talk to prospective graduate students about how mobility research intersects with professional graduate degree programs offered at University of Toronto Mississauga.

Read more about the event and register to attend the IMI Grad Open House.

MN flyer for IMI Grad Open House November 2022
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