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In the media: Professor Carl James to receive Honorary Doctorate from McGill University

In the media: Professor Carl James to receive Honorary Doctorate from McGill University

Luminaries in their fields, this year’s Hon Docs will be honoured during Spring 2024 Convocation ceremonies, running from May 28 to June 5 Ten exceptional individuals will receive honorary degrees from McGill as part of Spring 2024 Convocation ceremonies. This year’s recipients represent a diverse array of leaders whose contributions span disciplines, industries, and continents. […]

York community celebrates Black artistic talent at annual Word, Sound, Power event

York community celebrates Black artistic talent at annual Word, Sound, Power event

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. […]

Faculty of Education’s Retirement Celebration

Faculty of Education’s Retirement Celebration

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 […]

Building pathways to education: a Q-and-A with Professor Carl James

Building pathways to education: a Q-and-A with Professor Carl James

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

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

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.

York U celebrates Canadian changemaker Jean Augustine, full funding of endowed Chair in her name

York U celebrates Canadian changemaker Jean Augustine, full funding of endowed Chair in her name

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.

Planetary Health for a Planetary Emergency Symposium

Planetary Health for a Planetary Emergency Symposium

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 […]

Learn how York’s Faculty of Education is inspiring tomorrow’s educational leaders and changemakers

Learn how York’s Faculty of Education is inspiring tomorrow’s educational leaders and changemakers

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 […]