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Next Scholars’ Hub event explores discrimination faced by francophone African-Canadian immigrants

Next Scholars’ Hub event explores discrimination faced by francophone African-Canadian immigrants

For the Oct. 20 edition of the Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series, Glendon Professor Gertrude Mianda, director of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas at York University, will host a discussion about francophone African-Canadian immigrants in the minoritized francophone community. Francophone Canadian immigrants who come from Sub-Saharan Africa rarely benefit from the […]

Focus on collaboration and mentorship at Dr. Eric Jackman Health Scholars Learning Forum

Focus on collaboration and mentorship at Dr. Eric Jackman Health Scholars Learning Forum

Two keynote speakers will discuss the power of collaboration on Oct. 18 when the LaMarsh Centre for Child & Youth Research at York University presents the 2021 Dr. Eric Jackman Health Scholars Learning Forum. Running from 3 to 5:30 p.m., the event aims to explore the impact of collaboration and mentorship and will also feature […]

Robarts Centre announces Barbara Godard and Odessa award recipients

Robarts Centre announces Barbara Godard and Odessa award recipients

Two York University students have earned academic awards for their work advancing Canadian studies. The prizes, awarded by York’s Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, recognize one graduate and one undergraduate student every year. The Barbara Godard Prize for the Best York University Dissertation in Canadian Studies recipient is Andrew Zealley, Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change (EUC), […]

STS Seminar Series looks at social pharmaceutical innovation for rare diseases

STS Seminar Series looks at social pharmaceutical innovation for rare diseases

The second talk of the 2021-22 Science and Technology Studies (STS) Research Seminar Series takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and features Conor Douglas, assistant professor in York University’s Department of Science and Technology Studies. His talk is titled “Social Pharmaceutical Innovation for Rare Diseases: Towards a Conceptual Definition and Research Program.” According […]

International symposium on infectious diseases features York expertise

International symposium on infectious diseases features York expertise

The Canadian Centre for Disease Modelling (CCDM) based at York University was one of the co-organizers of a virtual symposium on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases that took place Sept. 14 to 18. The event drew an international cohort of more than 300 researchers, public health experts and students. The CCDM 2021 China-Canada Symposium on Modelling, Prevention and […]

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 […]

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 […]

CFI awards more than $1.5M in research infrastructure funding to York University

CFI awards more than $1.5M in research infrastructure funding to York University

Researchers at York University will receive more than $1.5 million in funding from the Government of Canada as part of a $77-million investment to support 332 research infrastructure projects at 50 universities across the country. Announced on Aug. 11 by Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne, the contribution comes from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) […]

Funding supports York project to advance gender equality in pandemic recovery

Funding supports York project to advance gender equality in pandemic recovery

A project out of York University that will advance gender equality in the social and economic response to COVID-19 is one of 237 projects to receive funding under Women and Gender Equality Canada’s $100-million Feminist Response and Recovery Fund. “Creating Space: Precarious Status Women Leading Local Pandemic Responses” is a collaborative, two-year project that brings together […]

Conference explores how Hakka perspectives contribute to global change

Conference explores how Hakka perspectives contribute to global change

A conference exploring the ways in which Hakka perspectives and experiences can contribute to addressing world challenges was the topic of the sixth Toronto Hakka Conference, hosted virtually by York University from July 10 and 11. Co-organized by the Hakka community in Toronto and the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR), the “One Heart, One […]