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IN THE MEDIA: Supporting the careers of individuals who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour

IN THE MEDIA: Supporting the careers of individuals who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour

"Equity means being fair and impartial; this includes having opportunities for all – not only a certain group. Understanding the challenges that BIPOC face is an important aspect of addressing their true career journey and its impacts. From challenges in the educational system to biased recruitment practices, to microaggressions in the workplace, to being screened […]

IN THE MEDIA: Ending racism early: how racialized children experience Canada's schooling system

IN THE MEDIA: Ending racism early: how racialized children experience Canada's schooling system

Carl James, Professor and Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora at York University's Faculty of Education, tells CBC's guest host Alison Brunette about his research on how Black children experience the school system. James says Black, racialized, and Indigenous students are streamed into particular programs that will not lead to university. "From the very time […]

IN THE MEDIA: NHL players press pause on playoffs but there is still a lot of ground to cover on equality

IN THE MEDIA: NHL players press pause on playoffs but there is still a lot of ground to cover on equality

Stephen Quinn speaks with Carl James, Professor and Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora at York University's Faculty of Education, and Hockey Night in Canada analyst Harpreet Pandher on CBC's The Early Edition about the action taken by hockey players and whether or not this can really recharge the conversation around ending racism. Carl James […]

IN THE MEDIA: Search for school board leaders presents opportunity in face of racism discussions, say experts

IN THE MEDIA: Search for school board leaders presents opportunity in face of racism discussions, say experts

As several Ontario school boards search for new directors of education, some experts say the situation presents an opportunity to kick start a much-needed reform of the education system. "It's a very interesting time," said Carl James, Faculty of Education Professor and Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora

Professor Carl James named new senior advisor on equity and representation at York U

Professor Carl James named new senior advisor on equity and representation at York U

The following is a message to the University community from York University's Vice-President of Equity, People and Culture Sheila Cote-Meek: La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear Colleagues, I am writing today to share an important announcement in support of York University’s ongoing efforts to build a more equitable and inclusive community. Carl James […]

IN THE MEDIA: As Ontario school boards hunt for leaders, the TDSB gets bold on a key question: Who selects the director?

IN THE MEDIA: As Ontario school boards hunt for leaders, the TDSB gets bold on a key question: Who selects the director?

As school boards across Ontario teeter on the cusp of change, with at least 14 boards looking to select a new director of education, academics, parents and community members of the country’s largest stepped forward at a trustee meeting on Thursday. “It’s fair to ask how the trustees would go about choosing a director at […]

The Conversation: Ending ‘streaming’ is only the first step to dismantling systemic racism in Ontario schools

The Conversation: Ending ‘streaming’ is only the first step to dismantling systemic racism in Ontario schools

Professor and Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora, Carl James, recently wrote an op-ed piece for the Conversation Canada about the Ontario Government's recent announcement to end streaming in Grade 9. "Last week, the Ontario government announced its plan to end streaming in Grade 9, something Education Minister Stephen Lecce acknowledged is a […]

IN THE MEDIA: Ontario made the right call on streaming. A student’s future should not be decided in Grade 9

IN THE MEDIA: Ontario made the right call on streaming. A student’s future should not be decided in Grade 9

This week, the Government of Ontario announced that it would end streaming in Grade 9. Research by Carl James, York University Professor and Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora, is not alone in showing that Black Canadians and especially historic Black Canadians (compared with those from the families of recent immigrants) are far more […]

IN THE MEDIA: Ontario to ban suspensions for children in Grade 3 and below in efforts to rid education system of racism

IN THE MEDIA: Ontario to ban suspensions for children in Grade 3 and below in efforts to rid education system of racism

Ontario will stop suspending children from junior kindergarten to Grade 3, a practice that has been shown to disproportionately impact Black students. A 2017 study by Carl James, the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community, and Diaspora at York University's Faculty of Education, reported Black students were more than twice as likely as other racialized […]