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In the media: Canada’s Black population faces varying job prospects despite equal education. Here’s why

In the media: Canada’s Black population faces varying job prospects despite equal education. Here’s why

Black people in Canada are just as educated as the rest of the country overall but new census data by Statistics Canada is shedding light on how cultural barriers may be driving differences in education levels between different generations in Black communities.

Associate Professor Sarah Barrett awarded 2022 Dean’s Research Impact Award

Associate Professor Sarah Barrett awarded 2022 Dean’s Research Impact Award

Associate professor Sarah Barrett is the recipient of the 2022 Faculty of Education Dean’s Research Impact Award awarded annually to a tenure stream member of the Faculty of Education in the Emerging and Established scholar streams, whose sustained programs of research displayed significant impact, broadly defined and relative to their career stage.

The Conversation: Are ‘top scholar’ students really so remarkable — or are teachers inflating their grades?

The Conversation: Are ‘top scholar’ students really so remarkable — or are teachers inflating their grades?

Professor and Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, Carl E. James, writes about a recent Toronto Star investigation into grade inflation and whether it's holding top students back and setting others up to fail. James analyzed top scholar media coverage, STEM study, and teacher-student relations to understand this upward trend.

Less Distant Horizons

Less Distant Horizons

Trailblazing first-generation York students share their experiences with equity, community and their peers in a new book

Get to know our faculty - Gabby Moser

Get to know our faculty - Gabby Moser

This month's 'Get to know our faculty' profile features assistant professor Gabby Moser whose current field of research is visual citizenship, and especially the role photography plays--both in artworks and through everyday objects, such as family snapshots--in shaping who can be seen and recognized as a citizen.

In the media: Land and Language

In the media: Land and Language

Celia Haig-Brown, a Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University, wrote a master's thesis on Kamloops residential schools in the mid-1980's, the work was published as a book but was ignored. Haig-Brown has returned to the work and recently published 'Tsqelmucwílc: The Kamloops Indian Residential School―Resistance and a Reckoning' in light of recent events.

In the media: Change the system, not the students: Sociologist on Black lives in Canadian education

In the media: Change the system, not the students: Sociologist on Black lives in Canadian education

Professor Carl E. James is the winner of the prestigious 2022 Killam Prize for Social Science. The sociologist has studied Canada's schools and universities for 40 years. He argues there is much to learn about how racialized students can succeed in education.