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IN THE MEDIA: Black scientists won't stay in Canada without equitable research funding, experts say

IN THE MEDIA: Black scientists won't stay in Canada without equitable research funding, experts say

The system for granting federal research funding in Canada fails to give Black scientists the support they need to optimize their work, professors and researchers say. Not providing that stability for researchers may result in a brain drain to other countries, says Lawrence Goodridge, who has worked in the U.S. and Canada. He said one common criterion for determining who gets grant funding in Canada is if a candidate demonstrates leadership or has received grants before.

In the media: Addressing Barriers Facing Black Youth

In the media: Addressing Barriers Facing Black Youth

York University recently launched a new initiative with the aim of enhancing the representation of Black youth at universities across Canada. Professor Carl James, York's Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora in the Faculty of Education; and Aliya Clarke, an undergraduate student at McMaster University, join The Agenda's Steve Paikin to discuss the barriers faced by Black youth in high schools and how this initiative could address the inequities in the education system.

York University launches first-of-its-kind initiative to address barriers for Black youth across Canada

York University launches first-of-its-kind initiative to address barriers for Black youth across Canada

York University is launching a three-year initiative to enhance the representation of Black youth at universities across Canada by supporting upper-year high-school students as they plan for their future, such as pursuing post-secondary education or work, and aiding in the transition and retention of those who pursue university.

In the media - The great ouster: Find lost students and woo them back to school

In the media - The great ouster: Find lost students and woo them back to school

Students who have fallen out of the education system due to the pandemic risk forming an underclass with diminished prospects, and the Ontario government needs a major outreach effort to bring missing students back to its classrooms, says the head of a global commission for education recovery.