Dear colleagues, students, and all in our community, I write following the very deeply troubling violent events this weekend in Buffalo where distorted white supremacist notions and actions led to the death of 10 Black people. There are hardly words to describe this dreadful attack aimed at the Black community there. The worst that society […]
Two Indigenous educators join York University’s Faculty of Education this fall as full-time faculty members. They are Kiera (Kaia’tanó:ron) Brant-Birioukov and Rebecca Beaulne-Stuebing.
Faculty of Education Dean Robert Savage offers his welcome back greeting to all new and returning students, faculty and staff.
I want to acknowledge the absolutely numbing report of the 751 unmarked graves of Indigenous adults and children at the site of a residential school in Saskatchewan. We cannot stay numbed however. We also know this will not be the final report of this type that reflects the legacy of residential schools. Given that residential […]
On behalf of the Faculty of Education at York University, I extend my condolences to the relatives and friends of the victims of the attack in London, Ontario as well as to the Muslim community. As a Faculty of Education, this incident means that we need to be even more attentive to addressing racism and […]
On behalf of the Faculty of Education at York University, I ask that we each take the time tomorrow, June, 1, 2021, the beginning of National Indigenous History Month, to hold in our minds and our hearts the 215 children discovered on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. These children never returned home […]
York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton issues the following announcement: I am pleased to inform members of the Faculty of Education and the York community that the search for Dean of the Faculty of Education has reached a successful conclusion. In 2019, I established a search committee, comprised of members of the Faculty […]
Guided by our mission to reinvent education for a diverse, complex world, the last four years have seen the Faculty of Education advance in a wide range of ways.
Like many of you, we have been shocked by the tragic death of George Floyd, another unarmed Black man, who died at the hands of police in the USA. As all of us know, this is not an isolated incident, and anti-Black racism is real, deep and systemic, impacting not just those in the US but also Canada. We recognize the pain and frustration felt by our Black community members both within the Faculty and more broadly.