We are pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2021 Professor Lorne Foster was appointed York Research Chair in Black Canadian Studies and Human Rights for a five-year term. He also serves as the Director of the Institute for Social Research and the Director of the Diversity & Human Rights Certificate, the first academic-industry human rights training partnership. His trailblazing work on public policy formation and scholarship on the human rights approach to inclusive organizational change ranks among the best in its field. This work has consistently helped to open doors to new scholarly explorations. For more information on Professor Foster’s work, please view his faculty profile.