Alexandra Flynn is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto (Scarborough), teaching and researching in their exciting City Studies program. Alex graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Master of Law and is currently a doctoral candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. She has taught many law classes, written lots of articles, and is a recognized speaker in property law and urban governance. She has over ten years of experience as a lawyer and senior policy official, most recently at the City of Toronto where she focused on intergovernmental relations. She is also a committed board member and volunteer lawyer, particularly in the areas of access to justice and homelessness. Alex is incredibly passionate about the role of local and regional governance in the Canadian political system, and is lucky to have lived, worked and visited amazing cities across the world. | @alexandraeflynn

Philip Kuligowski Chan is a Master of Arts student in the Department of Geography & Planning at the University of Toronto, specializing in citizenship, transnationalism, and identity politics. He recently completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at The University of British Columbia, where he focused on identity politics and political theory. His broad interests are in the emergence and negotiation of political identities, especially by marginalized groups. He has a strong understanding of Canadian politics, especially Canadian federalism, foreign policy, and municipal politics. Outside of school, Philip has worked on federal and municipal political campaigns in the areas of communication and online engagement, as well as with various non-profit health organizations focusing on mental health and HIV/AIDS. | @philipkc