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Best of Education 2021

Best of Education 2021

We are celebrating some of the top highlights and moments in the Faculty of Education for 2021.

York University launches first-of-its-kind initiative to address barriers for Black youth across Canada

A $1.2 million gift from RBC Future Launch will support Black excellence at #YorkU including the work of the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, held by Professor Carl James and his education initiatives for Black youth.

Professor Deborah Britzman shines on Stanford list of world's top researchers

Distinguished Research Professor Deborah Britzman was included on a list of the top 2 percent of cited researchers worldwide, published in PLOS BIOLOGY.      

UnLeading Project aims to reclaim and redefine leadership

Academics from the Faculty of Education joined forces to redefine conventional notions of leadership through the UnLeading Project, a website and podcast series that questions taken-for-granted assumptions of leadership and asks they have about leadership and asks us to reclaim and reimagine leadership in education and community.

Professor Susan Dion appointed inaugural associate vice-president Indigenous initiatives

York University Vice-President Equity, People and Culture Sheila Cote-Meek announced Professor Susan Dion as the inaugural associate vice-president Indigenous initiatives.

York to match contributions to Jean Augustine Chair endowment

York University and the Faculty of Education have strengthened their commitment to the work of the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora by matching community contributions (dollar for dollar) up to $500,000. This is in addition to the $1,000,000 in matching funds that the University has already contributed.  

Mikhaela Gray-Beerman recognized as one of York’s Top 30 Changemakers Under 30

Mikhaela Gray-Beerman (BA '14, MEd '18), one of York’s Top 30 Changemakers Under 30, is an anti-trafficking advocate, researcher, and educator, as well as a non-profit consultant. The work she does is informed by the many inspiring women and girls who have entrusted their stories with her.

High Schoolers are Getting to Know YU

Opening high schoolers’ minds to the possibilities and opportunities afforded by a post-secondary education is the goal of the Faculty's new Getting to Know YU program.

The 2021 Faculty of Education Summer Institute explored how social hierarchies are reproduced within educational structures

The Faculty’s annual Summer Institute, #FESI2021 – Reimagining and Restructuring Educational Pipelines, explored the many ways that social hierarchies are reproduced within educational structures.

Celebrating 30 years of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education Program

This year marked a milestone for the Faculty as we celebrated the 30-year anniversary of our Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Teacher Education Program, one of only three such programs in Canada.

UNESCO Chair Charles Hopkins recognized with lifetime achievement award

UNESCO Chair Charles Hopkins was the recipient of @clean50's Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on a global scale to reorient education towards sustainable development.

'I do little finger stretches sometimes': Toronto man juggles Vaccine Hunters and full-time teaching

Alumnus Jonathan Clodman (BEd ‘19, MEd ‘20) was one of the four innovators behind Vaccine Hunters Canada, a grassroots group working to secure COVID-19 vaccines for Canadians.