Geothink Summer Institute 2017

Smart City: Toward a Just City

The Geothink Summer Institute 2017 is now open to student registrations!

What is the Summer Institute?

The Summer Institute is Geothink’s annual workshop, designed to engage young student minds around a key Geothink theme.

This year, we will be focused around the theme Smart City: Toward a Just City.

The Summer Institute will bring together students from all disciplines and backgrounds to engage in interdisciplinary learning around smart cities, particularly social justice, accessibility, and smart mobility. You will be exposed to smart city issues from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, including law, geography, and urban planning. Some of this Summer Institute will also involve interaction with key players in Montreal’s smart city scene.

When and Where?

McGill University
Montreal, QC

Thursday 25 – Saturday 27 May 2017

All days will start at 9 am and end around 5pm.

A preliminary agenda will be posted below shortly.

Who can go?

If you are a current student at a post-secondary academic institution you are welcome to register. We accept students from all levels, undergraduate to PhD.
Geothink is an interdisciplinary research group. Our students come from backgrounds such as geography, geomatics, law, communication studies, information studies, and urban planning. If you are from one of these disciplines, or better yet, if you are from a completely different discipline, feel free to join us! All we require is you have an interest in smart cities and a passion for engaging across fields.

How to register?

Registration fee is 40 CAD

First, fill in the Google form here:

You will then be sent an email with instructions to make an Interac payment (we do not accept credit cards or cash). After the Interac payment is confirmed, you will be sent another email with confirmation of registration.

Please note that we have limited places available and may decline your registration if we reach maximum capacity. You will not be charged if we decline your registration.
The registration fee is in place to account for the costs of lunch and tea breaks.