Welcome to the final issue of Innovatus for the 2022-23 academic year. As we move toward 2023-24, it’s fitting that we end the year with a focus on education, a field that promotes growth and change.
A new Educational Studies capstone course created by Faculty of Education Professor Celia Popovic is broadening students’ horizons into possible careers in educational policymaking, the psychology of education, teaching and adult education.
Oyemolade Osibodu, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at York University, conducted a pilot study to help her understand the mathematics experiences of Black youth in Greater Toronto Area (GTA) high schools and the results confirmed a lack of diversity in mathematics educators.
Gissela Avila, an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Education at York University, talks about the enormous benefits offered by her community placement. For Avila, it was the joy found in the unexpected that affirmed her passion for teaching.