The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has elected six York University faculty members as part of the Class of 2022. Recognition by the RSC is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the arts, social sciences and sciences.
In February, York University announced the establishment of the York Black Research Seed Fund to provide mentorship and $150,000 in total funding in support of the research activities of Black academics, with preference given to emerging and early-career researchers.
In the media - Education without walls: Some Ottawa families have chosen virtual schools — here's why
In the first year of the pandemic, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board had 12,000 student registered in virtual school from kindergarten to Grade 8, and another 5,000 in high school. Last year, the grade categories changed. There were 2,300 registered in kindergarten to Grade 6 and 2,200 in Grade 7 through 12. This year, There are about 700 registered in kindergarten to Grade 6, and 800 in Grade 7 to Grade 12.
The York University Alumni Board recognized four distinguished York students with 2022 Alumni Awards and Scholarships for their academic excellence and leadership.
Associate Professor Roopa Desai Trilokekar is the winner of this year’s Research and Scholarship Award presented by the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE).
This year’s Planetary Health Film Lab and Micro Film Festival features work by Indigenous youth from Ecuador
Fifteen unique films created by Indigenous youth from Ecuador will be screened at a special film festival on Aug. 19. The films are the result of an international program out of York University that spotlights planetary health issues.
The Faculty of Education Summer Institute (FESI) 2022 will take place on Aug. 15 and 16, exploring Collective Dreaming: Co-Constructing Conditions for Liberatory Education.
Congratulations to two outstanding students for winning the 2022-2023 Autism Scholars Award. This year’s celebration is particularly special with both the PhD and MA recipients coming from York University. Doctoral student Nancy Marshall and Master’s degree student Braxton Hartman will receive $20,000 and $18,000 respectively to conduct research on autism.
In his time as Superintendent with the TDSB, Duffus chiefly served students, communities and schools within the Jane and Finch corridor. A central part of his role focused on serving as system lead for equity and inclusion, which involved asking what teachers should be doing as a system to support underserved students to change their trajectories from underachievement to achievement.