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Research Excellence

York is committed to excellence in research and scholarship in all its forms. Informed by a strong commitment to shared values, including the promotion of social justice, diversity, and the public good, we aspire through our research to better understand the human condition and the world around us and to employ the knowledge we gain in the service of society.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Research within the Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies is determined by the proposed projects presented by successful aspirants. Our students complete a thesis and/or dissertation, which then becomes published as "Electronic Theses & Dissertations" and sits as a public document within our institutional repository - YorkSpace.

Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies Electronic Dissertations

Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies - Major Research Papers

Awards & Recognition

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SHPM first annual graduate student paper award on anti-Black racism

The award is being jointly conferred to PhD students, Angelique Gordon and Chanelle Perrier-Telemaque, for their respective papers. Congratulations!

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Jessica Vorstermans – Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Associate Professor, Jessica Vorstermans' teaching pedagogy and practice are grounded in the practice of anti-oppression in the classroom and curriculum. This award recognizes outstanding commitment to high-quality teaching.

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Critical EDI-focused curriculum initiatives by Associate Professor, Rachel da Silveira Gorman

Gorman is the lead faculty and creator of a newly proposed undergraduate program in Racialized Health and Disability Justice (RHDJ) and the founder of the Black, Transnational, and Indigenous Narratives of Disability (BTIND) Working Group.

Learn More

The Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.