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.
Join us for a screening of STEADFAST: The Messenger and The Message — The Story of Jean Augustine’s journey from Happy Hill, Grenada to being the first Black woman elected to Canada’s House of Commons and the first Black woman to serve in Canada’s federal Cabinet. The Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine is a Canadian […]
The game that started almost 100 years ago on the streets of Barbados, with courts drawn out on tar or cement and vines or chalk used to mark boundaries, is now making its way into the classrooms of the York Region District School Board.
Carl James, the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora at York University, talks about anti-black racism in schools following a recent incident that led to the TDSB putting 3 staff members on home assignment for dis
Black artistic talent was centre stage during a showcase of performances on Feb. 8 when the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora presented Word, Sound, Power: An annual celebration of Black Artistic Expression.
In the media: Canada’s Black population faces varying job prospects despite equal education. Here’s why
Black people in Canada are just as educated as the rest of the country overall but new census data by Statistics Canada is shedding light on how cultural barriers may be driving differences in education levels between different generations in Black communities.
Members of the York University community are invited to celebrate Black artistic talent during a showcase of performances on Feb. 8 when the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora presents Word, Sound, Power: An Annual Celebration of Black Artistic Expression.
The Conversation: Are ‘top scholar’ students really so remarkable — or are teachers inflating their grades?
Professor and Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, Carl E. James, writes about a recent Toronto Star investigation into grade inflation and whether it's holding top students back and setting others up to fail. James analyzed top scholar media coverage, STEM study, and teacher-student relations to understand this upward trend.
Professor Carl E. James is the winner of the prestigious 2022 Killam Prize for Social Science. The sociologist has studied Canada's schools and universities for 40 years. He argues there is much to learn about how racialized students can succeed in education.