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York U celebrates Canadian changemaker Jean Augustine, full funding of endowed Chair in her name

In November, community members joined the Honourable Jean Augustine, Canada’s first Black woman to be elected to the House of Commons and the first to be appointed to federal cabinet at York’s Keele Campus to celebrate an announcement of funding from the federal government to support the endowed university Chair in her name.

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Read the Fall 2023 issue of the York University Magazine

Read stories on the greening of finance to advance positive change in business, the adoption of sustainable machine-learning technologies by Canada’s mining sector, sustainable affordable housing and more.

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