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In the media: What's at stake as the Ford government reforms kindergarten — and why some experts are concerned

In the media: What's at stake as the Ford government reforms kindergarten — and why some experts are concerned

Robert Savage, the dean of the Faculty of Education at York University, weighs in on the Ford government reforming kindergarten. Ontario's education minister says play- and inquiry-based learning will remain, but will be paired with more deliberate instruction in math and literacy.  

In the media: Canada-India diplomatic relations cast shadow over Indian students at U of T

In the media: Canada-India diplomatic relations cast shadow over Indian students at U of T

Associate professor Roopa Desai Trilokekar, weighs in on the Canada-India diplomatic relations. PM Justin Trudeau announced that the Canadian government was investigating “credible accusations” of a link between India’s government and the assassination of Hardeep Singh Nijjar. In response to these allegations, the Indian government stopped processing visa applications for Canadian citizens.

In the media - Math anxiety develops at a young age for some students, here's how to prevent it

In the media - Math anxiety develops at a young age for some students, here's how to prevent it

Learning math equations and solving problems can be fun for some kids and downright uncomfortable for others. But math anxiety and not feeling like "a math person" can be avoided, according to Tina Rapke, an associate professor at York University who works directly with students and teachers from kindergarten to Grade 8.

Teachers draw envy and ire over their two-month ‘vacations.’ But do they really get the summer off?

Teachers draw envy and ire over their two-month ‘vacations.’ But do they really get the summer off?

Summer months off may not be the perk you think it is. For many teachers, it’s a time for courses, prepping lesson plans and learning new curriculums. By Janet Hurley Senior Writer School’s out for summer, but Kimiko Shibata is already thinking about September. The Kitchener teacher is trying to get familiar with the new language […]

A Bot Aced My Homework

A Bot Aced My Homework

How ChatGPT is impacting the academic experienceBy Sharon Aschaiek RELEASED LAST NOVEMBER, ChatGPT can compose essays and news releases, research subjects, suggest story ideas, even have philosophical conversations and debug computer code. Make a request, and it scans the web for relevant information and, using what it has learned from training data, almost instantly generates […]

Two faculty members to receive honorific professorships

Two faculty members to receive honorific professorships

York University will honour two esteemed faculty members during its 2023 Spring Convocation with a Distinguished Research Professorship and a University Professorship. A Distinguished Research Professor is a member of faculty who has made outstanding contributions to the University through research and whose work is recognized within and outside of the University, and this year […]

In the media: How the parental rights movement resurged in response to trans inclusivity in classrooms

In the media: How the parental rights movement resurged in response to trans inclusivity in classrooms

Jen Gilbert, an associate professor at York University, weighs in on parental rights emerging as a top issue for Republicans ahead of the 2024 elections and recent school board elections in Canada showing a similar movement is growing. "The kind of spectre of parental rights often emerges in relationship to expanding conversations about sexuality and gender in schools," said Gilbert.