The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect the lives of children even after transmission of the virus is contained. And yet, not much is known about the long-term mental health effects of large-scale disease outbreaks, and experiences such as prolonged school closures and strict social distancing measures on children and youth.
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Kate Tilleczek, an expert in youth and the digital age at Toronto’s York University, said it’s important to think about how much money TikTok makes when somebody clicks on these videos. “You leave [regulation] in the hands of folks who are making billions of dollars to do the right thing by kids, and I’m always thinking: ‘They’re not going to do that,’” she said.
A new article by York University Professor Emeritus Paul Axelrod in the Canadian Journal of Higher Education takes a deep look at academic freedom in the Canadian university sector.
Two Métis artists spoke with York University Faculty of Education Professor Susan Dion, associate vice-president Indigenous initiatives, about how their art educates and invites others to experience their culture and heritage.
In the Media: York University-led national program will increase representation of Black youth at Canadian universities
York University has strengthened its commitment to the work of the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora (JACECD) by matching community contributions up to $500,000.
James Stinson (PhD, University of Toronto) is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Planetary Health & Education at York University. His work explores intersections of social, cultural and ecological health and well-being, with a focus on Indigenous youth.
Many young students are facing problems getting back into the swing of school after the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to learn from home, where parents were nearby and rigid schedules were often replaced with loosely structured days.
The second event of the Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) Speaker Series, titled “BHER at the MIC: A creative showcase by Dadaab youth,” takes place Nov. 3 at 9 a.m. (EST) on Zoom.
In the media: 1980s book on residential school experiences was rejected by first publisher who didn’t believe it
Celia Haig-Brown’s book Resistance and Renewal: Surviving the Indian Residential School was one of the first texts to describe the experiences of residential school survivors from their perspectives, particularly those who had been forced to attend the Kamloops Indian Residential School.
The Conversation Canada - Children on individual education plans: What parents need to know, and 4 questions they should ask
Already a month into the school year, and after two years of disrupted learning by COVID-19, students with special education needs have been deeply affected. Individual education plans (IEPs) have become a crucial part of the education system. And the number of students on IEPs is growing across Ontario public schools.