York University has a long-standing commitment to access, inclusion, equity and diversity; it is a leader in creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive community on all its campuses. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is an important day to remind us to pause and reflect on the intergenerational harm that the Residential School systems caused to Indigenous Peoples across the country. It is a time to reflect on the strength and resiliency of Indigenous peoples. Importantly, it is a time for recognizing our shared responsibilities for creating new and better relationships with Indigenous people.
This site provides details about the many ways the university is marking the day. Here we will amplify events and provide resources for the community to consider in taking time to learn and reflect.
We encourage all community members to take a minute of silence on September 30th to reflect on what steps they will take towards reconciliation.
- Reclaiming and Rewriting Indigenous Histories of the Western Hemisphere (the Americas)
- Lecture by Dr. Paulette Steeves with reception to follow.
- Thursday, September 29, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Congregation Room, 4th Floor, 2nd Student Centre
- Reflecting on the Legacies of Residential Schools: What it means for our present and our futures
Friday, September 30, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm | Virtual Panel Event
LIVE STREAM: Reclaiming and Rewriting Indigenous Histories of the Western Hemisphere (the Americas)
September 29, 2022, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
LIVE STREAM: Reflecting on the Legacies of Residential Schools: What it means for our present and our futures
September 30, 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm
We invite everyone to join the journey toward education and reconciliation by buying an orange shirt. The York University Bookstore is a committed partner of the Orange Shirt Society, with proceeds from the sale of Orange shirts .
Watch last year’s event:
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- Alectra and EUC establish Alectra Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Undergraduate Awards
- York University commits $1M over three years to support Indigenous research
- New book club brings together non-Indigenous and Indigenous people for important conversations
- Thomas King talks about imagining things into existence
- Winter Solstice greetings from the AVP Indigenous Initiatives and Indigenous Council
- Associate Professor Ruth Green is the recipient of the City of Toronto’s Mino Bimaadiziwin Award (Indigenous Award)
- EUC Seminar Series looks at Indigenous involvement in city planning, Nov. 23
- What can the visual arts teach us about Indigenous history and culture?
2021 stories continued
- EUC Seminar Series continues with talk on Indigenous environmental justice
- Indigenous writer Michelle Good speaks about enduring trauma of residential school system
- National Day for Truth and Reconciliation panel explores reconciliation in action
- A message to the University community on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- A statement from the Indigenous Council on this day for Truth and Reconciliation
- York announces launch of Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages