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Securing Black Futures: Initiatives and Partnerships of Canadian Universities to Advance the Educational and Career Success of Black Youth

Securing Black Futures: Initiatives and Partnerships of Canadian Universities to Advance the Educational and Career Success of Black Youth

The Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, presents a special Faculty of Education Summer Institute (FESI) Special Edition Webinar, titled “Celebrating RBC’s Investment in Student Success.”

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.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation panel explores reconciliation in action

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation panel explores reconciliation in action

More than 700 faculty, staff and students attended York University’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation virtual panel, “Reflections on Truth and Reconciliation,” which took place Sept. 30. The panel focused on reconciliation in action and was the University’s keynote event leading into a full day of activities created for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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.

The Conversation Canada Podcast: How to spark change within our unequal education system

The Conversation Canada Podcast: How to spark change within our unequal education system

Carl James, professor of education at York University and Kulsoom Anwer, a high school teacher who works out of one of Toronto's most marginalized neighborhoods, Jane and Finch, were on The Conversation Canada Podcast episode 3 to discuss the injustices and inequalities in the education system – and the way forward.

In the media: 'I couldn't let it go': How the expulsion of a Black student led a former vice-principal to quit

In the media: 'I couldn't let it go': How the expulsion of a Black student led a former vice-principal to quit

For 13 years, Paul Raso experienced different challenges working as a teacher and vice-principal in one of Toronto's most marginalized communities, but it was the way his school board handled the expulsion of one Black student — and the departure of that student's brother, as well — that Raso says finally pushed him to leave.