UTM Mobility Network: Summer Internship Award (Professional Graduate Programs)

Summer Internship Awards Announcement

Gaurav Mittal

The Mobility Network at the University of Toronto Mississauga is thrilled to introduce the recent recipients of the 2023 Summer Internship Awards (Professional Graduate Programs). Prateek Gandotra (Master of Science in Sustainability Management) and Xingyu (Eric) Zhao (Master of Urban Innovation) have both been awarded a UTM Mobility Network grant, to contribute to the important field of knowledge around mobility in our communities.

Here are the details of the award recipients:


Prateek Gondotra

Prateek Gandotra, a student enrolled in the Master of Science in Sustainability Management is working with the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), a non-profit organization that works on advancing next-generation zero-carbon mobility and transportation solutions across Canada. This grant will enable Prateek to support CUTRIC’s Membership and Commercialization Program. Prateek will assist their VP and Director of Special Projects with meetings, communications, research, analysis, and support on various strategic projects.


Xingyu (Eric) Zhao

Xingyu (Eric) Zhao, a student enrolled in the Master of Urban Innovation has joined the Transportation and Works Department of the City of Mississauga. Eric will assist the Transportation Planner of the Active Transportation team with the implementation phase of the Shared Micro-mobility Program in the city. His major focus will be on developing the monitoring and evaluation framework for the upcoming program, which may lay the foundation for ongoing partnerships.

The Mobility Network, an Institutional Strategic Initiative, allocates funding to support graduate students enrolled in University of Toronto Mississauga Professional Graduate Programs in support of the Mobility Network’s mission to foster interdisciplinary mobility research that addresses equity and promotes resilient, sustainable, and just urban growth and prosperity. The Mobility Network wishes our award recipients an enriching work experience in their summer internships.