Report on the series of 11 murals (including one of Dr. Carl James at the York University subway) honouring Black Torontonians who have had a positive impact on the City.
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York University women’s soccer coach and former Lions star player Farkhunda Muhtaj takes the stage at the 2024 edition of the Ontario Soccer Summit, where – as a celebrated advocate for social justice – she will emphasize the critical need for promoting respect in sport within Canada’s soccer communi
The Conversation: How high school ‘university’ courses matter for all post-secondary access — more than the name implies
A study of more than 155,000 students in the Toronto District School Board found only 55 per cent of students who self-identify as Black are applying to post-secondary education.
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.
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
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.
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 […]
Members of the York University community are invited to celebrate Black artistic talent during a showcase of performances on Feb. 7, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., when the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora presents Word, Sound, Power: An Annual Celebration of Black Artistic Expression.
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 […]