Members of the York community celebrated Black artistic talent during a showcase of performances on Feb. 7 at the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora’s annual Black History Month event, Word, Sound, Power: An Annual Celebration of Black Artistic Expression. The event celebrated the rich and diverse world of Black artistic expression and was a vibrant showcase of talent, creativity and cultural pride. […]
On Tuesday, February 6th, the Faculty of Education hosted a retirement celebration at the Schulich School of Business (Private Dining Room), to celebrate the amazing careers of seven esteemed faculty members: Celia Haig-Brown, Deborah Britzman, Heather Lotherington, Sharon Murphy, Naomi Norquay, Sandra Schecter, and Dan Yon. The event was a fitting tribute to their combined […]
Studies have shown that Black students are significantly under-represented on Canadian post-secondary campuses, due in large part to systemic barriers. The Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, now fully endowed and housed within York University’s Faculty of Education, aims to address this disparity and others by advancing access, equity, and inclusivity to education through […]
In the media - Education professor adds insights to study on rising homeless seeking refuge in Ontario ERs
Non-urgent ER visits among homeless people during winter rose by 24% across province since 2018 When Dr. Carolyn Snider arrives for her early morning emergency room shifts, she regularly sees between five and 10 people in the waiting area who don't need medical attention — just a safe place to stay warm. There's been a […]
In the media - Education professor weighs in on the legality of the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) Act
Stephen Gaetz, a York University professor and president of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness who was called as an expert witness, outlined the circumstances that can cause someone to become unhoused, including evictions.
The $1.5 million federal contribution represents a major milestone for the endowed Chair – now fully funded with more than $3 million, thanks in large part to many years of dedicated grassroots fundraising efforts led by Augustine, supported by her devoted network, and backed by matching funds provided by the University.
The Planetary Health for a Planetary Emergency symposium aims to bring together scholars from the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research and across York University who work at the intersection of climate change and health, to discuss the potentials of planetary health as a driver of just climate action.
Human activity is pushing ecological limits to a breaking point, and climate change is a fundamental threat to human life. Now more than ever we need to draw clear associations between climate change and health, develop critical problem-solving interventions, and advocate for climate action that advances wellbeing for all. How do we do this while […]
Community is at the heart of education. What and how students learn directly reflects our communities and the many societal factors that play a role in the individual and collective learning experience. As a nurturing ground for future educational leaders, the Faculty of Education at York University recognizes this profound role that the community plays. By creating […]
This story is published in YFile’s New Faces feature issue 2023. Every September, YFile introduces and welcomes those joining the York University community, and those with new appointments. The York University Faculty of Education welcomes two new faculty members this fall. “We are thrilled to welcome three new colleagues: Mary Ott, Stephanie Fearon and John Hupfield,” says Faculty of Education Dean Robert Savage. […]