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
Join Dr. Stephanie Fearon, Assistant Professor, of Black Thriving and Education in the Faculty of Education on Feb. 21 at 12 p.m. for Scholars’ Hub. Dr. Fearon will explore the resistance practices of Black Caribbean mothers attending community-based adult learning programs in Toronto. She will draw on visual and Black oral storytelling traditions to challenge […]
Describing the vibrant atmosphere of Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute is no easy task, not even to Vice Principal Joseph Smith (BEd '12, MEd '14). “With a school staff of over 100 and a student population of 1,800, every corner of our building is teeming with energy and potential,” he says. “Our community is so vibrant […]
This past spring, York University's Faculty of Education (ED) and Division of Advancement hosted their first Education Alumni Network Mixer! This casual and fun event provided an opportunity for education alumni, professors, and staff to reconnect on campus, forge new connections, and expand their professional networks. The mixer also opened up doors for more alumni […]
Join the Faculty of Education for “Presenting Wüléelham: The Gifts of Our People,” a May 31 celebration of the Faculty’s Indigenous education initiatives and the visionary behind them – Professor Susan Dion, York University’s inaugural associate vice-president, Indigenous initiatives and a Lenape and Potawatomi scholar, with mixed Irish and French ancestry.
You are invited to join us on May 18 for the first Faculty of Education Alumni Network Mixer! Meet Education alumni and professors for an on-campus networking and socializing event! Get to know other alumni, socialize, and build your network at the event. Food and drinks will be served.
The next gathering of the Learning from and with Indigenous Community Members Book Club will take place online during National Indigenous History Month on Tuesday, June 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Manfred Von Vulte (BEd ‘12) is a grade 8 teacher at St. Leo Catholic School in Brooklin and the Director of the Comic Book Project Canada. He holds three degrees from York -- a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honours History, a Bachelor of Education (BEd), and a Master of Arts (MA). Von Vulte recently received $5,000 to create an animation studio as one of six schools in Ontario to win a $5,000 prize from the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP).
Mikhaela Gray-Beerman (BA '14, MEd '18), one of York’s Top 30 Changemakers Under 30, is an anti-trafficking advocate, researcher, and educator, as well as a non-profit consultant. The work she does is informed by the many inspiring women and girls who have entrusted their stories with her.