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LA&PS professor recognized for pioneering Black studies in Canada

At its Fall 2023 Convocation ceremonies, British Columbia’s Royal Roads University awarded York University Professor Andrea Davis an honorary doctor of laws degree in recognition of her pioneering work bringing Black studies programming to Canadian academia. Professor Andrea Davis in Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, teaches courses in Black Cultures of the Americas and is the founder and program coordinator of the University’s Black Canadian Studies Certificate. Introduced in 2018, it was one of only two university programs of its kind in Canada at the time. “Black students at York in 2016 were asking for programs that reflected their histories and experiences,” said ...

LA&PS professor recognized for pioneering Black studies in Canada

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From land acknowledgements to solidarity statements


Land acknowledgements have become a common practice in our society, but do we truly understand their meaning and purpose? LA&PS Associate Professor and member of the Haudenosaunee nation, Dr. Ruth Green, explored this topic at the Aurora Public Library on April 18th.

Preventing the spread of wildfires in Alberta


Eric Kennedy (Disaster and Emergency Management and college head) was on CTV Your Morning.

Detransition needs further understanding, not controversy

“Gender care researchers, clinicians, and service developers have an obligation to understand these experiences and to develop tailored detransition related health and social care services as one part of comprehensive gender care. To address the current knowledge gaps, we weave together existing literature about those who have discontinued or reversed a gender transition and offer guidance on how to better design future research studies and care” Professor Kinnon MacKinnon states.  


Canada’s inaugural National Day Against Gun Violence promotes prevention and healing

“The inaugural National Day Against Gun Violence in Canada can be considered as a form of disaster mitigation. In general, disaster mitigation includes a wide variety of measures taken before a disastrous event occurs. In this case, mitigation will not eliminate gun violence, but it can act to reduce it, prevent it from occurring, or help in better preparing for its aftermath”Professor Jack L. Rozdilsky discusses.