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In the media: 1980s book on residential school experiences was rejected by first publisher who didn’t believe it

In the media: 1980s book on residential school experiences was rejected by first publisher who didn’t believe it

Celia Haig-Brown’s book Resistance and Renewal: Surviving the Indian Residential School was one of the first texts to describe the experiences of residential school survivors from their perspectives, particularly those who had been forced to attend the Kamloops Indian Residential School.

The Conversation Canada - Children on individual education plans: What parents need to know, and 4 questions they should ask

The Conversation Canada - Children on individual education plans: What parents need to know, and 4 questions they should ask

Already a month into the school year, and after two years of disrupted learning by COVID-19, students with special education needs have been deeply affected. Individual education plans (IEPs) have become a crucial part of the education system. And the number of students on IEPs is growing across Ontario public schools.

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

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

York University is launching a three-year initiative to enhance the representation of Black youth at universities across Canada by supporting upper-year high-school students as they plan for their future, such as pursuing post-secondary education or work, and aiding in the transition and retention of those who pursue university.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation panel explores reconciliation in action

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation panel explores reconciliation in action

More than 700 faculty, staff and students attended York University’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation virtual panel, “Reflections on Truth and Reconciliation,” which took place Sept. 30. The panel focused on reconciliation in action and was the University’s keynote event leading into a full day of activities created for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The Conversation Canada - National Day for Truth & Reconciliation: Universities and schools must acknowledge how colonial education has reproduced anti-Indigenous racism

The Conversation Canada - National Day for Truth & Reconciliation: Universities and schools must acknowledge how colonial education has reproduced anti-Indigenous racism

As we move towards Sept. 30, many schools and universities will be talking about observing the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. When it comes to all of our institutions — and educational institutions in particular — it’s critical to move far beyond a single day of remembrance.

Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Clodman

Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Clodman

Jonathan Clodman (BEd ‘19, MEd ‘20) is an educator and one of the four innovators behind Vaccine Hunters Canada. He holds three degrees from York, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Honours Psychology, a Bachelor of Education, and a Master of Education (MEd). Since stepping back from his role at Vaccine Hunters Canada, Jonathan has been concentrating on his position as a full-time elementary school teacher.   

In the media - The great ouster: Find lost students and woo them back to school

In the media - The great ouster: Find lost students and woo them back to school

Students who have fallen out of the education system due to the pandemic risk forming an underclass with diminished prospects, and the Ontario government needs a major outreach effort to bring missing students back to its classrooms, says the head of a global commission for education recovery.