Category Archives: Student Initiative

Call for Urban Plan Volunteers

          UrbanPlan is a project-based learning curriculum unit for high schools. Bringing together disciplines such as economics, city government, real estate and urban planning, UrbanPlan engages students to consider the myriad of complex decisions that shape our built environment. ULI Toronto is seeking members who are looking to volunteer their time as ‘Facilitators’ or as ‘City Council Members’ for this program. Interested volunteers must meet the following criteria: A minimum of five years experience in a land use or real estate development profession Flexibility in scheduling … Read More

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Career Event Recap: Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow

By Marcus Bowman, Metrolinx View photos View Attendees Panelist Bios Who knew that speed-dating could be so much fun? On March 15th, attendees at the 2016 ULI Toronto Career Event were treated to candid conversations with a diverse group of panelists as they shuffled between tables, signalled by the dimming of the lights in the room. The event’s unique format served as a remarkable immersion into the industry and an unbeatable way to develop career skills and network with peers. Held at the Toronto Region Board of Trade offices, the … Read More

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Event Recap: STARTUP CITY – Is Toronto’s Real Estate Environment Healthy for Entrepreneurs?

By Brad Stewart, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope View Photos View Attendance View UrbanToronto Article View BuzzBuzzHome Article View Mississauga News Article Rotman/ULI Toronto collaborative events are always some of the most well-attended and engaging on the ULI calendar. This year’s event was no different with an exceptional panel moderated by Nicole MacAdam from the Financial Post and some very thoughtful questions from the audience. The panel tackled many relevant issues pertaining to the needs of Toronto’s startup community, and how landlords and nongovernmental organizations have adapted their approach to service this growing cohort. Of … Read More

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Leaders of Tomorrow: 5 Lessons from ULI’s Student Career Event

On March 11, 2015, a group of students gathered at the Ivey School’s Tangerine Leadership Centre in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District to learn from a panel of industry experts on how to advance in a career in development. The event was moderated by Jeanhy Shim, President of Housing Lab, and brought together an impressive panel of experts, which included: Sean Fleming, Vice President of Metropia; Isabel Henkelman, an Associate at McCarthy Tetrault LLP; Matt Paziuk, an Associate Consultant at urbanMetrics inc.; Salima Rawji, Director of Development at Build … Read More

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Students: Compete for $50,000 in the ULI Hines Competition

The 13th annual ULI Hines Competition is now accepting applications from graduate student teams for 2015. Challenge yourself to create thriving communities with this student urban design and development competition, sponsored by Gerald D. Hines. Put your skills and ideas to the test and compete to win $50,000. Teams must apply by December 8 to be eligible. Successful real estate development and design in the 21st century requires intensive collaboration across disciplines and sectors. In the ULI Hines Competition, you will have the chance to form a multidisciplinary team with … Read More

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Event Recap: Student Career Event

Hot advice in cold weather at the 2014 Student Career Event By Adrienne Smith,York University, Master of Planning Candidate 2015 A motivated group of students braved the heavy snowfall to gather at the Ivey School of Business ING Direct Leadership Centre in downtown Toronto, and were rewarded with a panel of professionals eager to share their experiences and best practices for the road to success in the real estate industry. A broad cross-section of industry vets was represented, giving students a sense of the diverse career paths available. The panel … Read More

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Event Recap: Revitalization of Toronto’s Waterfront

View Photos View Video View Attendees Speaker Presentations: John Campbell David Gerofsky Avi Tesciuba In Partnership with:    The Revitalization of Toronto’s Waterfront: Unlocking its Development Potential By Adrienne Smith and Anthony Taylor Toronto’s waterfront history has been long and varied. Beginning in the 1960s the out-migration of industry marked a pivotal point as the focus on port-related and other industrial uses became obsolete. Over time it became apparent that a long-term plan for the underused waterfront lands was is order. Today, Waterfront Toronto is leading a massive 25-year, 800-hectare … Read More

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Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition

The ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition—now in its 12th year—is an urban design and development challenge for graduate students. The Hines Competition challenges multidisciplinary student teams to devise a comprehensive development program for a real, large-scale site. Teams of five students representing at least three disciplines have two weeks to develop solutions that include drawings, site plans, tables, and market-feasible financial data. This is an ideas competition; there is no expectation that any of the submitted schemes will be applied to the site. The winning team will receive $50,000 … Read More

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Toronto Students Receive Honourable Mention at Hines Competition

We are very pleased to report that out of 149 submissions received from universities across the United States and Canada, a collaborative submission from three local universities has received an Honourble Mention in the 2013 Hines Competition. The team was the only Canadian team of the 13 teams acknowledged for an Honourable Mention. The team was made up of five students completing their masters’ degrees in four different disciplines. ULI Toronto congratulates the following students: Christina Giannone: Master of Business Administration candidate from the Schulich School of Business at York … Read More

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Event Recap: Student Career Event

On Tuesday March 12th, 2013 the ULI Young Leader’s Group hosted a Student Career Event. The ULI Young Leader’s Group formed the Student Committee to connect with surrounding University business and planning programs, and to build a lasting relationship with students as they enter their professional careers. Over 100 students, recent graduates, and young professionals attended the event hosted at the Ivey ING Leadership Centre and heard from a panel of development professionals. The five panel members represented a range of career opportunities in the development industry and gave lasting … Read More

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