Four new Provostial Fellows have taken up their roles this year. The program is now in its second year running, with current fellowships in place until spring 2023.
On Sept. 29 and 30, the York community gathered to reflect on the legacy of Canada’s residential school system. The archives of the livestreamed events are now available to view.
The second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a reminder of our responsibility to learn the history of the legacies of residential schools, honour the survivors, their families, intergenerational survivors and the children who never came home.
In February, York University announced the establishment of the York Black Research Seed Fund to provide mentorship and $150,000 in total funding in support of the research activities of Black academics, with preference given to emerging and early-career researchers.
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.