Who We Are

The Ryerson City Building Institute is a multidisciplinary centre focused on issues relevant to city regions nationally and globally. We bring together political leadership, policy ideas and people from diverse backgrounds to address critical urban challenges. We deliver on our mandate by working with partners across faculties and outside Ryerson University to deliver high-quality teaching, research and public engagement on urban issues. The Ryerson City Building Institute builds on Ryerson University’s demonstrated expertise in collaborative city building.

Our Team

Cherise Burda

Executive Director

Cherise Burda
Executive Director

Graham Haines

Research Manager

Graham Haines
Research Manager

Claire Nelischer

Project Manager

Claire Nelischer
Project Manager

Claire Pfeiffer

Communications and Public Relations Specialist

Claire Pfeiffer
Communications and Public Relations Specialist

Pamela Livingstone

Project Coordinator

Pamela Livingstone
Project Coordinator

Research Assistants

Patrice Mitchell

Research Assistant

Patrice Mitchell

Shay Alford

Research Assistant

Shay Alford

Board of Directors

Dr. Anne Golden

Chair

Dr. Anne Golden
Chair

Ken Greenberg

Vice Chair

Ken Greenberg
Vice Chair

Pamela Robinson

Professor

Pamela Robinson
Urban and Regional Planning Professor

Dr. Christopher De Sousa

Director

Dr. Christopher De Sousa
Director