Professor at York University
Dr. Joe Mihevc is currently a Visiting Professor In the Department of Geography. Prior to his appointment here at YorkU, Dr. Mihevc was a city councillor for the City of York and the City of Toronto for 27 years (1991-2018). Among other positions, he has served as Deputy Mayor of the City of York, Chair of the Board of Health, Chair of the Community Development Committee, Chair of the Taskforce on Access and Equity, Vice Chair of the TTC, and Vice Chair of the Budget Committee. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in municipal governance and public policy, public health, community development, community engagement, housing policy, economic development, urban planning and redevelopment, sustainability, poverty reduction, transit planning, and newcomer resettlement.
Joe also has a Ph.D. (in Theology and Social Ethics) and has decades of experience teaching at the university level, including serving as the Director of the Globalization of Theology Program at the Toronto School of Theology and St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto, a program that sends students to Peru and Mexico.