Black Voices, Black Stories
During Black History we recognize and celebrate the legacy, history and contributions of Black the Black community. We celebrate Black excellence – the many achievements and successes of Black community members – and recognize that the contributions of this community have benefited the university and our wider society.
This year’s theme for Black History Month is “Black Voices, Black Stories.” We encourage York community members to listen to and amplify the diverse voices and stories of Black community members at York.
We also invite community members to experience the rich heritage, traditions and culture of the Black community by attending the various Black History Month events being held across our campuses.
This website and the @yorkuniversity social media channels will share accomplishments, resources, profiles, and various events that will be taking place at York throughout the Black History month, including the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora event -- Word, Sound, Power. Follow along and join the conversation with the hashtag #BHMatYU or #BlackHistoryMonth
York University is a leading Canadian post-secondary institution that values equity, diversity and inclusivity. With a history of academic research, student engagement, inclusive initiatives, and the goal of creating positive change, the University is proud to celebrate and highlight the many contributions of the Black community at York University.
A joint statement on Black History Month by Rhonda Lenton, President & Vice-Chancellor, and Laina Y. Bay-Cheng, Interim Vice President, Equity, People & Culture, at York University.
Building on the York commitment to social justice, and the years of work done by individual faculty, instructors, staff and students, Addressing Anti-Black Racism: A Framework on Black Inclusion lays the foundation and blueprint for addressing systemic racism, specifically anti-Black racism, and making change.
Andrea A. Davis is a Professor in the Department of Humanities and was the Academic Convenor of Congress 2023. At its Fall 2023 Convocation ceremonies, British Columbia’s Royal Roads University awarded York University Professor, Andrea Davis, an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree in recognition of her pioneering work bringing Black studies programming to Canadian academia.
Get ready to immerse yourself in the ultimate celebration of Black artistry, where words, sounds, and power collide in a night to remember!
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 5:30 PM (EST) at the Tributes Communities Recital Hall
Dr. Marcia Annisette has steppes into the role of vice-provost academic. Dr. Annisette is a York professor and was a founding director of the Master of Accounting program in the Schulich School of Business.
A new award created and funded by the Anucha family is the first of its kind to support Black entrepreneurs at YSpace, York University’s entrepreneurship and innovation hub.
The Harriet Tubman Institute is operated as a collective of York faculty and students, as well as an international Advisory Board of specialists committed to document preservation, accessibility of primary materials, graduate teaching, training and research.
Learn more about their Black History Month events here.
York University has launched three new funding initiatives in support of Black researchers and their scholarly pursuits.
Christina Sharpe, a professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Black Studies at York University, was recently recognized by the National Book Foundation for her new book, Ordinary Notes.
York University’s second Annual Report on Black Inclusion is now available to the community. The annual report provides highlights and updates to the community on work and progress relating to York’s Framework on Black Inclusion and Action Plan on Black Inclusion.
The Centre for Human Rights, Equity York University’s Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) hosted its inaugural Fostering Black Scholars Scholarship Success Workshop for incoming and current graduate students.
Black and Indigenous students received financial support to attend York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD), following a $100,000 donation announced at the Justice Fund Summit: Lover of Humanity.
Mark-Anthony Kaye speaks about his time at York University as a former York U Lion and representing Canada at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Khamika Bingham is a York Univerisity alumna and a Track & Field Varsity athlete during her time at York. She now competes for Team Canada.
The Black Entrepreneurship Alliance (BEA), co-designed by YSpace, TD Community Engagement Centre, and Schulich Executive Education, empowers Black entrepreneurs in building successful companies through programs and community support..
Distinguished Research Professor Carl James, who has held the position of Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora since 2016, met with YFile to discuss the Chair, his role within it and what the recent $1.5 million in federal funding means for its future.
Black artistic talent took centre stage during a showcase of performances at Word, Sound, Power: An annual celebration of Black Artistic Expression.
YUBAN (York University Black Alumni Network) seeks to celebrate the legacy, contributions, and accomplishments of York’s Black alumni and students, while also engaging the community-at-large through relevant programming.
Formed in 2022, the York University Black Staff Network (YUBSN) is a volunteer network governed by an elected executive committee that serves as a place of engagement, support and community for Black-identifying staff at the University.
In celebration of Black culture, in recognition of Black achievements, and in support of the significant contributions that Black Canadians have made to build Canada, A&R will roll-out and support activities throughout Black History Month.
Achieve a REDDI Mini Series certificate on the topic of Intersectional Anti-Racism Work and Black Inclusion through the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion.
A York University graduate program assistant and doctoral student was named among six recipients of the 2022 Women Who Rock Awards and one of six changemakers for racial equity as the recipient of the 2022 Award for Racial Justice in Creative Arts presented by Urban Alliance
Black Excellence at York University (BE YU) provides Black students with the supports they need to transition to university and maximize their student experience on the path to graduation.