Shauna Brail

Selected Professional Appointments

Associate Professor, Institute for Management & Innovation, UTM
Senior Associate, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs

Shauna Brail head shot

Shauna Brail is an economic geographer and urban planner. Her research focuses on the transformation of cities as a result of economic, social, and cultural change. Brail’s current research examines the disruptions taking place in urban mobility, particularly focused on the emergence and shifting strategies of ride-hailing firms and associated impacts on cities. She is the Co-Principal Investigator of a five-year insight grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada – Taking Canada for a Ride: Digital Ride-Hailing and Its Impact on Canadian Cities.

Specialty Focus Areas

Cities, innovation, ridehailing, transformations in urban mobility, municipal regulation and policy.


UTTRI Faculty Snapshot, January 11, 2019


Phone: (416) 978-7463
Websites:, Digital Mobilities Lab
Twitter: @shaunabrail



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