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Our Mandate

Institute of Urban Studies


The Institute of Urban Studies acts as an innovative, non-partisan research and
educational unit of the University of Winnipeg with an action-research orientation.
Originally dedicated to addressing the problems and concerns of the inner city, the
Institute’s research mandate has evolved to encompass the social, demographic,
physical, economic, and environmental well-being of Canadian communities and cities.

 

THE INSTITUTE OPERATES ON THE BASIS OF THE FOLLOWING MANDATE:

  • to examine urban issues, especially those that impact marginalized or vulnerable
    communities;
     
  • to encourage, facilitate, and engage in multi-disciplinary research of an applied
    nature aimed at practical solutions to urban issues;
     
  • to conduct academic, public interest, and applied research with governments,
    community groups, and other stakeholders;
     
  • to promote and engage in formal and informal education and community
    outreach;
     
  • to maintain an active publication and communications program, including through
    its flagship scholarly journal, The Canadian Journal of Urban Research;
     
  • to develop, maintain, and operate a physical and virtual lending library on urban
    studies;
     
  • to adopt an approach of respect and cultural humility in its work, and commit to
    advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples; and,
     
  • to ensure its operations are in compliance with the policies and guidelines of the
    University of Winnipeg.

 

Affirmed: October 7, 2020