Cloé St-Hilaire

Master’s research assistant

McGill University

Cloé St-Hilaire is currently a Master’s student in Urban Planning at McGill University. She completed a Bachelor of Commerce in Sustainability Management and Urban Studies in 2019. Practical application of her education was gained while working in the social enterprise sector as a food security analyst for a vertical aquaponics start-up. Cloé also worked to promote female entrepreneurship in Senegalese female-led agriculture businesses. Her research interests are at the intersection of housing justice, financialization and the implication of the platform economy in the housing system. She is currently working as a research assistant with the UPGo group, primarily working on the dynamics of the short- and long-term rental markets in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Housing justice
  • Financialization of housing
  • Urban governance


  • Master of Urban Planning, 2021

    McGill University

  • BComm in Sustainability Management and Urban Studies, 2019

    McGill University