Equity Studies

RSC Royal Society of Canada New Fellows | graphic | 2017-09-13

Four LA&PS professors elected to Royal Society of Canada

  The achievements of five York University professors have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada, which elected these five into its ranks as Fellows on Sept. 7. Four of them are in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies “York is delighted to see that five Professors – Russell Belk, Richard C. […]

The FrontRunners from left to right: William Merasty, Patrick Bruyere, Charlie Nelson and William Chippeway, at the showing of Niigaanibatowaad | CBC Photo | 2017-07-21

Indigenous Torchbearers were barred from Pan Am stadium in 1967, but now 'we are making great strides'

  Celebrating the North American Indigenous Games and helping raise awareness to right a historic wrong, Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners Running & Reconciliation film screening ran in York University's Nat Taylor Cinema on July 19. The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) hosted the screening and post-film Ganoozh (Conversation) with four of the original ten […]

Front Runners 50th Anniversary of run + Film Screening | 2017-07-12 | Photo

Film screening marks 50th anniversary of Indigenous FrontRunners

  On the evening of Wednesday, July 19 at the Nat Taylor Cinema located on York University’s Keele campus, the 50th anniversary of a pivotal sporting event will be re-visited in the film Nigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners (2007). The event is sponsored by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) at York University. It’s a must-see […]

HonDoc Dr. Michael Dan 2017-06-27 | Photo

Dr. Michael Dan urges grads to close the gap for Canada's Indigenous peoples

  On the eve of National Aboriginal Day, Toronto neurologist Dr. Michael Dan visited York University to receive an honorary doctor of laws in recognition of his work in social innovation and for his role as a philanthropist. The degree was awarded to Dan during the convocation ceremony the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional […]

Indigenous Voices, Indigenous Youth "And Social Justice for All" Symposium photo/illustration

Indigenous Youth, Indigenous Voices symposium is Department of Equity Studies' annual public event

  On Wednesday, April 26, high school students and community members, along with York undergrads, faculty, and staff, will gather at Vanier College to learn about one of Canada’s fastest growing demographics: Indigenous youth. "Indigenous Youth, Indigenous Voices" will highlight issues of relevance to young Indigenous people in contemporary Canadian society and examine how all […]

Murray Sinclair

Truth and Reconciliation chair addresses Canada and global indigeneity

  Justice Murray Sinclair, senator and former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, will examine what Canada can learn from indigenous societies around the world on March 30 at the annual Avie Bennett Historica Canada Public Lecture in Canadian History. Sinclair’s talk, “Indigeneity, the World, and Canada” will address what non-Aboriginal Canadians should learn […]

Les Jacobs and Lorne Foster

Racial profiling study offers roadmap for bias-free policing

  York University is known for leading scholarship in equity and human rights. Its researchers are nationally recognized for their policy-relevant contributions. As two of Canada’s foremost equity scholars, Professors Lorne Foster (Department of Equity Studies) and Les Jacobs (Department of Social Science) were hired by Ottawa Police Services to examine traffic stops along racial […]

Dean Ananya Mukherjee-Reed and Award for Excellence in Teaching recipients

LA&PS professors celebrated for teaching and research excellence

  The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) recognized excellence in teaching and research during an annual ceremony at its first council meeting for 2016-17. The 2016 winners hail from the fields of equity studies, public policy, sociology and history. The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recognized two faculty members and one […]

Jeanette Corbiere Lavell

Jeanette Corbiere Lavell offers graduates gift from Indigenous ancestors

  On a day that recognizes the contributions to Canada by Indigenous people, the second cohort of graduands from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) heard inspirational messages of creativity, love and personal growth from Jeanette Corbiere Lavell, an activist for Indigenous and women’s rights. Corbiere Lavell, an Anishnawbe community worker who was given […]

Sayjon Ariyarathnam

Murray G. Ross recipient a respected student leader

When York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri called undergrad Sayjon Ariyarathnam, the fourth-year BA student was surprised — he wasn’t expecting to receive congratulations for earning the highly prestigious Murray G. Ross Award. The award is the highest honour given to a graduating undergradate student at York, and recognizes both academic distinction and notable contributions […]