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In the media: ‘Have to be hard questions’: An education expert on Canada’s approach to international students

In the media: ‘Have to be hard questions’: An education expert on Canada’s approach to international students

A discussion with Roopa Desai Trilokekar, an associate professor in the Department of Education at York University, about the recent announcement of new restrictions on international education in Canada, including cuts to spousal work permits for certain international students and a 35 per cent reduction in the number of study permits issued.

York community celebrates Black artistic talent at annual Word, Sound, Power event

York community celebrates Black artistic talent at annual Word, Sound, Power event

Members of the York community celebrated Black artistic talent during a showcase of performances on Feb. 7 at the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora’s annual Black History Month event, Word, Sound, Power: An Annual Celebration of Black Artistic Expression. The event celebrated the rich and diverse world of Black artistic expression and was a vibrant showcase of talent, creativity and cultural pride. […]

In the media: What's at stake as the Ford government reforms kindergarten — and why some experts are concerned

In the media: What's at stake as the Ford government reforms kindergarten — and why some experts are concerned

Robert Savage, the dean of the Faculty of Education at York University, weighs in on the Ford government reforming kindergarten. Ontario's education minister says play- and inquiry-based learning will remain, but will be paired with more deliberate instruction in math and literacy.  

Faculty of Education’s Retirement Celebration

Faculty of Education’s Retirement Celebration

On Tuesday, February 6th, the Faculty of Education hosted a retirement celebration at the Schulich School of Business (Private Dining Room), to celebrate the amazing careers of seven esteemed faculty members: Celia Haig-Brown, Deborah Britzman, Heather Lotherington, Sharon Murphy, Naomi Norquay, Sandra Schecter, and Dan Yon. The event was a fitting tribute to their combined […]

Building pathways to education: a Q-and-A with Professor Carl James

Building pathways to education: a Q-and-A with Professor Carl James

Studies have shown that Black students are significantly under-represented on Canadian post-secondary campuses, due in large part to systemic barriers. The Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, now fully endowed and housed within York University’s Faculty of Education, aims to address this disparity and others by advancing access, equity, and inclusivity to education through […]