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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation panel explores reconciliation in action

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation panel explores reconciliation in action

The panel focused on reconciliation in action and was the University’s keynote event leading into a full day of activities created for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day concluded with a symbolic evening illumination in orange light of the Ross Building on the Keele Campus and the Glendon Manor on the Glendon […]

EUC Seminar Series examines treaty relations in Toronto

EUC Seminar Series examines treaty relations in Toronto

This year, York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) Seminar Series is focusing on Assistant Professor Martha Stiegman’s knowledge translation project Polishing the Chain, which leverages research by the Indigenous-led Talking Treaties community arts project of Jumblies Theatre and Arts to enrich public discussion of treaty relations Toronto. Toronto is the traditional territory of the Wendat, Anishnaabeg […]

Invitation to University event on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Invitation to University event on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear colleagues and students,  As many of you may be aware, Sept. 30 has been declared by the federal government to be the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to learn about and reflect upon the intergenerational trauma and harm resulting from the residential school system across Canada, […]

York announces launch of Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages

York announces launch of Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages

York University has launched a new organized research unit (ORU) that is the first at the University to focus on Indigenous and decolonizing scholarship. The Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages (CIKL) is led by inaugural Director Deborah McGregor, an associate professor at York and the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice at Osgoode Hall […]

An update on the work of the President’s Advisory Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

An update on the work of the President’s Advisory Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear colleagues, We are excited to share some important updates on the work of the President’s Advisory Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and to explain how York community members can support our efforts to make York University a more diverse, inclusive and equitable place for all.  […]

Indigenous students shine online in virtual pilot program

Indigenous students shine online in virtual pilot program

When Jennifer Rokaya Sedgewick wears beaded earrings, she’s making a statement about resistance to colonial norms and making herself visible as an Indigenous woman. In fact, the York University PhD student has largely decolonized her wardrobe, ensuring that her clothing choices reflect her identity. “Eurocentric norms dictate proper appearance,” said Sedgewick, who is Métis. “Fashion is resistance.” […]

Books illustrate thought leadership in Indigenous-formed and -led research

Books illustrate thought leadership in Indigenous-formed and -led research

Two new books from Osgoode Hall Law School, on Indigenous research and the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada, illustrate York’s thought leadership in this field. Professors Deborah McGregor and Karen Drake have produced edited collections that will make lasting contributions. In the coming years, Indigenous leadership in York’s collaborative, socially engaged research will create […]

Words that empower: The transformation of Indigenous language dictionaries

Words that empower: The transformation of Indigenous language dictionaries

A travelling exhibition on dictionaries and Indigenous languages, created by student curators at the Canadian Language Museum, traces the varied functions that dictionaries have played over 400 years. This interactive show also offers resources for the enrichment of Indigenous languages. The Canadian Language Museum at the Glendon Gallery Last fall, the Canadian Language Museum at […]