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Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora

In the media: Addressing Barriers Facing Black Youth

In the media: Addressing Barriers Facing Black Youth

York University recently launched a new initiative with the aim of enhancing the representation of Black youth at universities across Canada. Professor Carl James, York's Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora in the Faculty of Education; and Aliya Clarke, an undergraduate student at McMaster University, join The Agenda's Steve Paikin to discuss the barriers faced by Black youth in high schools and how this initiative could address the inequities in the education system.

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.

The Conversation Canada Podcast: How to spark change within our unequal education system

The Conversation Canada Podcast: How to spark change within our unequal education system

Carl James, professor of education at York University and Kulsoom Anwer, a high school teacher who works out of one of Toronto's most marginalized neighborhoods, Jane and Finch, were on The Conversation Canada Podcast episode 3 to discuss the injustices and inequalities in the education system – and the way forward.

In the media: 'I couldn't let it go': How the expulsion of a Black student led a former vice-principal to quit

In the media: 'I couldn't let it go': How the expulsion of a Black student led a former vice-principal to quit

For 13 years, Paul Raso experienced different challenges working as a teacher and vice-principal in one of Toronto's most marginalized communities, but it was the way his school board handled the expulsion of one Black student — and the departure of that student's brother, as well — that Raso says finally pushed him to leave.

Educators to discuss education of Black youth at annual Jean Augustine Chair event, Feb. 24

Educators to discuss education of Black youth at annual Jean Augustine Chair event, Feb. 24

The annual Black History Month celebration presented by the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora in the Faculty of Education will feature a discussion on "The Education of Black Youth: A National Conversation with Educators" on Feb. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. All are welcome to attend this free event.