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DARE Project helps create first-of-its-kind Black Canadian database of Readings and Films

DARE Project helps create first-of-its-kind Black Canadian database of Readings and Films

Article from LA&PS Newsletter DARE project leads to first-of-its-kind Black Canadian database of Readings and Films  A research project aimed to redress ideologies and systems of anti-Black racism in the University has culminated in a first-of-its-kind database of Black Canadian readings and films. The project, titled “Teaching Against Anti-Black Racism and Toward Black Inclusion,” was […]

"My Journey into South Asian and Religious Studies" with Dr. Julie Vig

"My Journey into South Asian and Religious Studies" with Dr. Julie Vig

Please join the Religious Studies Program and the Department of Humanities in welcoming our new faculty member Dr. Julie Vig on February 14 for a talk about her life and work. Dr. Vig joined the Dept. of Humanities in January and currently teaches HUMA 3802 Sikh History and Thought and HUMA 3819 Outsiders Inside Religion.

Passings: Professor Loredana Kun

Passings: Professor Loredana Kun

Loredana Kun, professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, passed away on Oct. 16. Kun began teaching at York in 2001, and was a dedicated and enthusiastic instructor in the Department of Humanities over these many years, most recently in Myth and Imagination in Greece and Rome.  Her students described her “as one […]

Indigenous Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program

Indigenous Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program

Connect and Collaborate Are you an Indigenous student at York University looking for an international course? Through the Indigenous Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program you can connect and collaborate with other Indigenous students around the world and gain academic credit! The course will be run remotely and offered as INDG 3060 3.0 (fall). For details and to apply, visit International […]

Every Young Person Counts: Tragedy at the Kamloops Indian Residential School

Every Young Person Counts: Tragedy at the Kamloops Indian Residential School

ARC-CCY Collective StatementJune 11, 2021 We, who are a part of the Anti-Racism Committee in CCY (ARC-CCY), are enraged and grieving the news that surfaced on May 27, 2021 about the 215 bodies of Indigenous children and youth recently found at a former Residential School in Kamloops, British Columbia. Between 1831 and 1996, 139 Residential […]

York to host largest academic conference in Canada on children, youth and performing arts

York to host largest academic conference in Canada on children, youth and performing arts

Professor Abigail Shabtay’s Children, Youth and Performance Conference is featured in today’s issue of yfile. Please visit the following link to learn more about this exciting conference and to register to attend: YFILE This peer-reviewed conference puts performance research to work and examines its effects on the lives of young people. This is the largest […]

Poem by Louise B. Halfe-Sky Dancer to honour the 215 children in Kamloops and all those destroyed by the residential school system

Poem by Louise B. Halfe-Sky Dancer to honour the 215 children in Kamloops and all those destroyed by the residential school system

Angels: 215 >, 1820 – 1979 “The Past is Always Our Present” A cradle board hangs from a treeA beaded moss bag is folded in a small chestA child’s moccasin is tuckedInto a skunk Pipe bagChildren’s shoes in a ghost dance.A mother clutches thesePalms held against her faceA river runs between her fingers. A small […]

Black Canadian Studies student earns top honours at 2021 HERA conference

Black Canadian Studies student earns top honours at 2021 HERA conference

York University Black Canadian Studies (BCS) certificate program student Michelle Molubi has been recognized at the annual Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA) conference with the top undergraduate research paper honour. For Molubi, a humanities student in her final year, the $1,000 prize from HERA represents the culmination of hard work and meaningful research within the Black […]

Professor Andrea Davis awarded prestigious 3-M National Teaching Fellowship

Professor Andrea Davis awarded prestigious 3-M National Teaching Fellowship

Andrea Davis, Associate Professor of Humanities in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) and special advisor on LA&PS’ Anti-Black Racism Strategy, is one of the 10 recipients of a 2021 3M National Teaching Fellowship. The fellowships were created in 1986 by the Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education to recognize “educators […]