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CERLAC Fellow Liisa North wrote and article about the anniversary of the invasion of Grenada

CERLAC Fellow Liisa North wrote and article about the anniversary of the invasion of Grenada

The Hill Times Remembering the invasion that time forgot Washington’s justifications for the Oct. 25, 1983, invasion of Grenada were a mix of gross exaggerations and outright lies. Opinion | BY KIRK ATKINSON, LIISA L. NORTHJanuary 29, 20 In the middle of the world’s multiple crises, it may be understood—although regrettable—why no Canadian news outlet […]

CERLAC Fellow Andrea Davis is recognized for pioneering Black studies in Canada

CERLAC Fellow Andrea Davis is recognized for pioneering Black studies in Canada

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. A professor in York’s Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Davis teaches courses in Black […]

CERLAC Fellow publishes a new article in The Conversation

CERLAC Fellow publishes a new article in The Conversation

Unpacking Elon Musk’s convoluted U.S.-Mexico border visit In late September, Elon Musk, the tech billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX, set the internet ablaze with his visit to the Texas-Mexico border to provide what he called an “unfiltered” perspective on the border crisis as thousands of migrants, mostly from Venezuela, crossed the Rio Grande River. In a […]

CERLAC Fellow new book considers Indigenous autonomy in Latin America

CERLAC Fellow new book considers Indigenous autonomy in Latin America

Miguel Gonzalez, an assistant professor in the Department of Social Science at York University, has co-edited Indigenous Territorial Autonomy and Self-Government in the Diverse Americas (University of Calgary Press, 2023), which explores Indigenous-inspired autonomous experiences and self-governments across three decades, from 1990 to 2020. The book offers country case studies examining autonomy and Indigenous self-government in nine Latin American […]

CERLAC-linked York PhD led successful campaign to keep “the oil in the soil”

CERLAC-linked York PhD led successful campaign to keep “the oil in the soil”

A York Social and Political Thought (SPT) PhD, Carlos Larrea (1993), was a leading figure in the recent successful national campaign to “keep oil in the soil” in the Yasuni National Park in the Amazonian region of Ecuador. The referendum question about Yasuni was on the ballot during the first round of presidential elections on […]

CERLAC Professor Emerita Liisa North has edited the recently published Canada-Chile Solidarity 1973-1990, which examines the 50th anniversary of the Military Coup in Chile

CERLAC Professor Emerita Liisa North has edited the recently published Canada-Chile Solidarity 1973-1990, which examines the 50th anniversary of the Military Coup in Chile

The stories and documents presented here relate key facets of the history of Canadian civil society solidarity with Chile after the September 1973 military coup d’etat. It is a history that speaks to the importance of well-organized and coordinated civic action in the formulation of public policy, especially with regard to refugees and dealing with dictatorships; […]

CERLAC Director Danielle Robinson received an AMPD Teaching Award

CERLAC Director Danielle Robinson received an AMPD Teaching Award

AMPD Teaching Awards recognize student mentorship, educational innovations. Associate Professor Danielle Robinson and Assistant Professor Robyn Cumming received York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) Teaching Awards in recognition of excellence in mentorship, curriculum and pedagogy. Robinson and Cumming were presented with their awards on Sept. 20 at the first Faculty Council of the 2023-24 […]

CERLAC Fellow and York Associate Professor Emeritus Harry Smaller has co-authored a new book titled Decolonizing International Service Learning: Pre- and Post-COVID Perspectives

CERLAC Fellow and York Associate Professor Emeritus Harry Smaller has co-authored a new book titled Decolonizing International Service Learning: Pre- and Post-COVID Perspectives

Decolonizing International Service Learning Pre- and Post-COVID Perspectives Series: Anti-colonial Educational Perspectives for Transformative Change, Volume: 13 Authors: Michael O'Sullivan and Harry Smaller Despite the existence of a robust literature reviewed throughout this text which critiques salvationist models of international Service Learning (ISL), including literature that advocates deeply reciprocal relationships between global northern sending organizations and global southern host […]

CERLAC: A Treasure Trove in the Kaneff Tower

CERLAC: A Treasure Trove in the Kaneff Tower

We don’t think of university buildings as “treasure troves” or “gold mines”, but that is what CERLAC’s Resource Centre (on the 6th floor of the Kaneff Tower) has become for researchers and seekers of roots. Doctoral dissertations, master’s theses, journalistic publications, and even exhibits have been based on the very extensive collections of documents on […]