National Indigenous Peoples Day falls on the summer solstice (June 21), which is the longest day of the year. It is a day of significance, as Indigenous Peoples and communities have honoured their cultures and histories on the summer solstice for generations.
During the Faculty of Education convocation ceremony for the Class of 2022 that took place on June 10, Indigenous Elder Duke Redbird delivered a moving and passionate address about Mother Earth, strawberries and universities, and the enduring spirit of a mentor.
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.
Oyemolade Osibodu, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at York University, conducted a pilot study to help her understand the mathematics experiences of Black youth in Greater Toronto Area (GTA) high schools and the results confirmed a lack of diversity in mathematics educators.
York University Professor Carl James is one of five recipients of the 2022 Killam Prize. He was awarded with the honour for his research on identity, race, class, gender, immigration and creating more equitable societies.