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Navigating COVID-19 and Education in the Dadaab Refugee Camps

While COVID-19 has posed unprecedented challenges to education around the globe, teachers and educational leaders in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps face unique constraints as they navigate school closures. Since March, they have worked to adapt with limited resources, minimal access to digital technologies, and supporting students who faced significant barriers to schooling before the pandemic hit.


Bachelor of Education (BEd) Information Session

Are you interested in the Faculty of Education, Bachelor of Education, Consecutive program?  We will be hosting information sessions via Zoom online conferencing on the following dates. Thursday, October 29, 20205:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Thursday, November 5, 202012:00 -1:00 p.m.  Each session will cover the following:- Bachelor of Education (BEd) program models - Admission requirements for […]

How to teach online effectively using Zoom – free webinar

Faculty of Education Professor Emeritus Ron Owston will run a free webinar on how faculty can use Zoom more effectively in online teaching. The webinar is being hosted by Contact North and is in response to the increase in online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this webinar, you will learn: How to use Zoom […]

Graduate Program in Education OPEN HOUSE

Come learn more about the Graduate Program in Language, Culture and Teaching at our Open House event. We will provide information on the application process, program requirements and options, and details about our MEd and PhD programs.


York U fall Virtual Open House

Join us on Saturday, November 21, 2020 as we introduce you to the Faculty of Education, Bachelor of Education (BEd) and the Bachelor of Arts, Educational Studies (BA) program. Learn about the program requirements for admission, courses taught in the BA and BEd and the experiential education opportunities in both community and in-school placements.

Decolonizing Mental Health and Well-being - FESI 2020 webinar 3

Join speakers Jennifer Mullan and Cheryl Woolnough for a conversation on disrupting the myth of neutrality that permeates our approaches to mental health in education. This myth of neutrality contributes to the oppression of racialized and minoritized youth in schooling and beyond. The speakers will discuss how the historical trauma of racism and colonization have […]


Black and Indigenous Alliances: Reconfiguring Education for otherwise futures

The Faculty of Education’s Anti-Black Racism Committee (ABRC) invites you to this webinar, where panelists will create a space of inquiry and engagement through dialogue as they consider questions such as: How might we think about education as a site that cultivates conditions for structural transformation and not just a place for the socialization and […]


The Invisible City (Film Screening and Discussion)

How to build a home in a place called nowhere? This is the question that frames The Invisible City Kakuma, an award-winning new film by director Lieven Corthouts. In this special event, we will screen the film followed by a discussion on what it means to become educated—and make a life—in a protracted refugee situation. […]


Doing the Right Thing: Disability , Autism and Special Education

These topics will be taken up in a four-part ZOOM series, sponsored by the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Foundation, which begins in November 2020 and will continue in January 2021. The sessions feature presentations and panel discussions on a range of important educational themes. The series, free of charge, and accessible online, is designed for a […]


Considering James Baldwin’s Extracurriculars: Notes on Teaching in Dangerous Times

For James Baldwin, the purpose of education is to create in a person the ability to ask questions of the society and undertake responsibility to change it “no matter what risk.” In this event, Crichlow considers Baldwin’s “extracurricular life” in public school as the experiential starting place for his thinking the tasks of education.

COVID-19 and Girls’ Education in Kenya and Beyond

Since March 2020, experts have decried the threat that COVID-19 poses to girls’ education around the globe. According to the Malala Fund, 20 million adolescent girls may never return to school after lockdowns, including up to half of refugee girls in secondary school (2020).