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York University puts itself at the forefront of society’s issues

York University puts itself at the forefront of society’s issues

“Right the Future” shows how different societal challenges look today and imagines how they could look in the future, thanks to the work of students and researchers working in its different departments. Examples include an all-male engineering robotics team being replaced by a more gender-balanced team, a homeless person getting easy access to affordable shelter or ocean plastics being replaced by a thriving jellyfish. Each outcome is zeroed […]

IN THE MEDIA: Professor Sarah Barrett on the impact of online learning

IN THE MEDIA: Professor Sarah Barrett on the impact of online learning

Sarah Barrett, Associate Professor at York University's Faculty of Education was recently interviewed by 105.9 The Region on the impact of online learning and the results of Barrett's survey conducted in 2020. Through surveying teachers Barrett found that last year's sudden change to online learning affected the majority of teacher's as they did not have […]

IN THE MEDIA: Mandatory online learning leaves single parents with impossible choice

IN THE MEDIA: Mandatory online learning leaves single parents with impossible choice

Every day, Jessy Duncombe has to figure out how to put food on the table, help her two school-aged kids navigate the complexities of online learning, and keep her three-year-old daughter occupied and out of trouble. But the current system is putting single parents — predominantly women such as Duncombe — in precarious situations, said […]

Students thank professors in Zoom classes for 'keeping our spirits high' during pandemic

Students thank professors in Zoom classes for 'keeping our spirits high' during pandemic

@arielleivyy i’m crying and you are. high key gonna miss him so much, he was so nice🥺 #fyp #professor #appreciationpost #university #education #crying ♬ original sound - Arielle Students at York University surprised their professors during Zoom classes to thank them for their work during a challenging year. Professor Mario Di Paolantonio of York University in Toronto, where […]

Why it matters to show diversity in children's books, especially at Christmas

Why it matters to show diversity in children's books, especially at Christmas

Plenty of families this December will be flipping through “T’was the Night Before Christmas," or “A Christmas Carol.” They’re often considered required seasonal entertainment, like “Home Alone” or “Die Hard.” But two authors of colour are urging parents and children to remember to snuggle up and also read books where the main characters aren’t just […]

Crisis: Only one of the experiences shared by students and faculty

Crisis: Only one of the experiences shared by students and faculty

There has been considerable change in lives worldwide in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus, and the persistence of systemic anti-Black racism. Participants in the Faculty of Education’s Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) program have seen the impact of change upon multiple fronts, because the program involves faculty, students and community partners at York’s […]

IN THE MEDIA: Black organizations receive as little as 7 cents for every $100 donated to Canada's big charities, study finds

IN THE MEDIA: Black organizations receive as little as 7 cents for every $100 donated to Canada's big charities, study finds

For every 100 dollars donated to a charitable organization in Canada, as little as seven cents go toward supporting Black charities, concludes a new first-of-its kind study of the country's philanthropic sector and its impact on Black communities. The report by the Network for the Advancement of Black Communities (NABC) at York University and Carleton […]