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York alumna empowers local community through urban agriculture

York alumna empowers local community through urban agriculture

York alumna Ohemaa Boateng (BA ’17) has lived in the Jane and Finch community since she was a child. But it wasn’t until she started her role as a youth intern at Black Creek Community Farm that she would learn about food sovereignty and the challenges faced by marginalized people in her community. As a youth […]

York alumnus helps de-stigmatize men’s mental health in podcast series

York alumnus helps de-stigmatize men’s mental health in podcast series

York alumnus Samir Mourani (BA ’14) has embarked on a quest to help men worldwide become more open to discussing a subject that many have difficulty talking about: their mental health. After graduating from York University, Samir landed a successful government position, got married, enjoyed free time during the weekends and traveled the world. However, […]

Alumni Spotlight: Aletheia Délivré (MPIA ’18)

Alumni Spotlight: Aletheia Délivré (MPIA ’18)

Aletheia Délivré (MPIA ’18) is a technophile obsessed with creating better experiences where innovation meets social good. Currently working as manager, Design Operations at Zapier, Aletheia joined us to talk about her experience at Glendon, her time in Europe and the joy of design.   Why did you study for a masters in Public and International […]

Alumni Spotlight: Marie Foolchand (BA ’21)

Alumni Spotlight: Marie Foolchand (BA ’21)

To those close to her, she's Marie Foolchand, a "quiet girl" with a passion for poetry and travelling. But to her audience of more than one million followers, she's better known by her TikTok handle @laframbuesaa. When Marie first joined the platform, she never expected she might one day be rubbing shoulders with celebrities, representing […]

Alumni Spotlight: Syreeta Hector (MA ’16)

Alumni Spotlight: Syreeta Hector (MA ’16)

Syreeta Hector (MA ’16) is a highly accomplished dance artist and educator who has worked for several internationally recognized companies. Her work, Black Ballerina, has garnered much attention and praise since its debut and has been nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award and won the Stratford Festival Lab Award for Research and Creation in […]

Alumni Spotlight: Kamika McLean (BA ’02)

Alumni Spotlight: Kamika McLean (BA ’02)

Kamika McLean (BA ’02) has studied and worked in the United Kingdom and the Caribbean in various legal capacities. Currently, Kamika sits on the executive team of KSS HoldCo. Inc, a private equity company, as General Counsel. She is also a certified Notary Public & Commissioner. What are some of your memories of studying at York?  […]

Alumni Spotlight: Robert R. Small, C.M. (BEd ’14)

Alumni Spotlight: Robert R. Small, C.M. (BEd ’14)

Artist, author, and educator Robert R. Small, C.M. (BEd ’14) is a highly sought-after speaker and workshop leader who gives speeches across Canada and delivers powerful workshops on the importance of Black History. He is the creator of the LEGACY poster which has been a staple seen across Canada in schools, businesses and organizations for […]

Alumni Spotlight: Anika Holder (BA '98)

Alumni Spotlight: Anika Holder (BA '98)

While for many, the topics of equity, diversity, and inclusion have only recently been at the forefront of discussions, for Anika Holder (BA ’98) these principles – creating safe, diverse, and inclusive spaces for all and challenging the norm – have always been a priority. Anika has used these beliefs as a foundation for what […]