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The "Ukraine Project"

The "Ukraine Project"

Twenty-six years ago, Practicum Facilitator Anne Schlarp had the opportunity to go back to Ukraine with her late dad and watch him kiss the ground of his childhood home. She had always heard about Ukraine and her family there, but until she met them and saw the country through her father’s eyes, only then did she realize what it was to be Ukrainian.

The Conversation Canada - National Day for Truth & Reconciliation: Universities and schools must acknowledge how colonial education has reproduced anti-Indigenous racism

The Conversation Canada - National Day for Truth & Reconciliation: Universities and schools must acknowledge how colonial education has reproduced anti-Indigenous racism

As we move towards Sept. 30, many schools and universities will be talking about observing the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. When it comes to all of our institutions — and educational institutions in particular — it’s critical to move far beyond a single day of remembrance.

Alumni Spotlight: Manfred Von Vulte (BEd '12)

Alumni Spotlight: Manfred Von Vulte (BEd '12)

Manfred Von Vulte (BEd ‘12) is a grade 8 teacher at St. Leo Catholic School in Brooklin and the Director of the Comic Book Project Canada. He holds three degrees from York -- a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honours History, a Bachelor of Education (BEd), and a Master of Arts (MA). Von Vulte recently received $5,000 to create an animation studio as one of six schools in Ontario to win a $5,000 prize from the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP).

In the media: Once we decide to rename something, what happens next?

In the media: Once we decide to rename something, what happens next?

Right now, across Canada, there are questions around the names of places, institutions and even streets. The debate about whether or not we should rename something that honours problematic and sometimes racist historical figures is a question all sorts of organizations, from governments to companies to school boards are wrestling with.

Announcing the Launch of the Toronto Centre of Excellence on Youth Homelessness Prevention at York University

Announcing the Launch of the Toronto Centre of Excellence on Youth Homelessness Prevention at York University

We are pleased to announce that the UN Economic Commission for Europe has established the Toronto Centre of Excellence (TCE) on Youth Homelessness Prevention at York University. More than three years in the making, we couldn’t be more honoured to represent Canada across the UNECE’s Member States. Hosted by York University and co-led by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, A […]

York University community members discuss the importance of Black inclusion in the academy

York University community members discuss the importance of Black inclusion in the academy

In the spring of 2020, the brutal police killings of unarmed Black people, most notably the asphyxiation death of 46-year-old George Floyd, led to civil unrest and global condemnation. In the weeks that followed, businesses and non-profit organizations the world over, including universities and governments, were called upon by protestors, Black leaders, students and academics […]