Carl E. James, the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora in the Faculty of Education at York University, weighs in on a discussion on racist undertones in the everyday language we use, particularly in the automotive industry. James says words are not neutral, and that the meanings they convey and people's reactions to them should be attended to.
Jermaine Brown became Toronto’s 15th homicide victim of 2006. His murderers shot him five times — once in each of his legs, twice in his...
Associate Professor Sarah Barrett and doctoral candidate Nicola Dove co-authored a report titled ‘Advancing Black Inclusion and Addressing Anti-Black Racism in the Faculty of Education: A Reflection on Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities’.
Schools and school boards struggle to respond to racism - and continue to fail to dismantle systemic barriers that affect Indigenous, Black..
Annette Henry, a professor of language and literacy education at the University of British Columbia, knows Black students in Canada feel...
In the media: 'Young, Gifted and Black': Dalhousie prof works to show Black students they're not alone
A national project led by Black researchers designed to get more Black youth interested in post-secondary education has joined forces with Dalhousie University to offer three different summer programs.
A first-of-its-kind national database tracking the lived experiences and unique challenges of Black youth as they navigate the university world will be unveiled later this year, with far-reaching implications for researchers and students alike.
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.
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.