The Black Canadian Studies Certificate includes a practicum in the HUMA 4305 3.0 course. This placement is intended for students to turn their understanding of Black Canadian cultures into careers in the public or not-for-profit sectors. Please contact the coordinator if you are interested. Placement options are currently available with a TDSB School Trustee and MPP Office.
Students wishing to enrol in the placement course must have completed 21 credits in the Black Canadian Studies Certificate with an average of a B+ or higher.
What is a placement?
You will apply for a position within an organization, where you’ll practice and develop the skills learned in your course.
Will I be paid?
No. You’ll receive course credit because each placement experience is tied to a particular course.
Will I be graded?
Yes. You’ll be assigned a supervisor who will guide you through the experience and evaluate your performance.
How long is the placement?
You will work part-time so you can continue your studies. The length varies by course.
How do I apply?
You’ll get a job description that outlines the application process, which usually involves a resumé and cover letter, interview and references.
Will I be insured during the placement?
Students who are on an unpaid placement are fully insured by York University.