What are the City Talks?

A free public dialogue about different themes on the possibilities and challenges of cities, located in downtown Victoria, BC. Academics and experts in their fields from all over the world come together for this evening lecture series.


All events begin at 7:30pm at the Legacy Art Gallery - 630 Yates Street. Click here for more information.

Urban Studies Committee

The City Talks lecture series is sponsored and organized by the Urban Studies Committee at the University of Victoria. The committee is devoted to developing the study of cities at the University, as well as encouraging public dialogue on urban themes.

To contact the committee, please email the Chair of the UVic Committee for Urban Studies, Reuben Rose-Redwood (redwood@uvic.ca).

Current committee members

  • Reuben Rose-Redwood, Department of Geography (Urban Studies Committee Chair)
  • Deborah Curran, Faculty of Law
  • Jasmindra Jawanda, Independent urban planner
  • CindyAnn Rose-Redwood, Department of Geography
  • Jordan Stanger-Ross, Department of History
  • Deniz Unsal, Royal Roads University

Past committee members

  • Neilesh Bose, Department of History
  • Cameron Owens, Department of Geography
  • Justine Bochenek, Department of Geography
  • Paul Bramadat, Centre for Studies in Religion and Society
  • Simon Springer, Department of Geography
  • Trevor Hancock, School of Public Administration
  • Warren Magnusson, Department of Political Science
  • Jennifer Bagelman, Department of Geography
  • Janelle Jenstad, Department of English
  • Larry McCann, Department of Geography
  • Kevin Walby, Department of Sociology
  • Ian Wight, Department of City Planning, University of Manitoba
  • Jaro Stacul, Department of Anthropology
  • Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, School of Public Administration
  • Mareike Kroll, Independent scholar


Support for the City Talks


Current Sponsors

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Legacy Art Gallery


Past supporters of The City Talks include:

  • The Jean Monnet EU Centre for Excellence
  • The Department of History
  • The Department of Geography
  • The Department of Political Science
  • The School of Public Administration
  • The Faculty of Humanities
  • The Faculty of Social Sciences
  • The Faculty of Law
  • The Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • The Vice President Research
  • The Vice President Academic
  • The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • The Centre for Studies in Religion and Society
  • BC Council for International Cooperation
  • Legacy Art Gallery
  • School of Environmental Studies
  • Gustavson School of Business