After completing two degrees from York, Sarah Embaye's early career success took her to Los Angeles to work at a Black led startup before returning to Toronto where she now […]
Named by the Women Executive Network (WXN) as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Stachen Frederick (BSW ’13) has over 20 years of experience in the field of community and program development both nationally and internationally. She is the founder of BrAIDS for AIDS, a not-for-profit organization that raises awareness of HIV/AIDS in the African, Caribbean and Black communities in Canada and around the world. Additionally, she is the executive director of Weston Frontlines Centre, a youth charity in Toronto.
York alumnus, Joseph Smith (BA ’11, BEd ’12, MEd ’14) is a man who wears many hats. He is a PhD student, an educator, researcher, consultant, volunteer leader and co-founder of Generation Chos3n, a not-for-profit organization that supports young adults in the Jane and Finch community.
In 2001, Brandon Hay (MES ’16) discovered he was going to be a dad for the first time. After visiting community centres seeking out help for Black fathers, he realized […]
York University contributes $4.4 billion to Ontario’s economy, according to Driving Positive Change: The York University Economic and Social Impact Report 2020 Summary, a new report released on January 25. More […]
Former MP Jean Augustine (LLD '11) helped establish Black History Month in Canada. Now, efforts to fundraise for an endowed chair in her name at York are kicking into high […]
Tegan Duncan (BSc ‘19) is the co-creator of GAIN, a film that premieres during Eating Disorder Awareness Week and tells the story of her struggle with anorexia nervosa.
At the end of 2020, eight York University alumni were appointed to the Order of Canada, in announcements made on November 27 and December 30. Created in 1967, the Order […]
A total of eight York University alumni and honorary alumni are among those invested with the Order of Ontario for 2020 and 2019. The announcements came simultaneously on Jan. 1 […]
While in the York film and video program, Evan Morgan (BFA ’08) developed his voice as a writer and filmmaker while part of a tight-knit community. With “a penchant for […]