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Native Canadian Centre of Toronto sign | photo | 2017-09-22

Teaching immigration and Indigenous self-determination relationally

  Undergraduate social work students interested in both the immigrant experience and Indigenous issues had an opportunity this summer to enrol in an elective that combined the two. Soma Chatterjee, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, re-designed an existing course titled Social Work […]

Professor Pat Armstrong receives Postdoc Supervisory Award | photo | 2017-09-14

Professor Pat Armstrong honoured with Postdoctoral Supervisor Award

  York University's Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) honoured Professor Pat Armstrong with the Faculty’s inaugural Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award. The newly established award recognizes professors who demonstrate exemplary support for postdoctoral scholars at York University, exceeding general supervisory expectations. Armstrong was presented the award at the Postdoctoral Welcome Reception on Sept. 13, joined […]

Tamil Studies Symposium with YCAR | graphic | 2017-08-23

Interdisciplinary symposium will explore transnational Tamil identities

  An interdisciplinary symposium hosted by York University's York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) will explore the theme "Transnational Configurations of Tamil Identities". The annual Tamil Studies Symposium, running Sept. 8 and 9, will create a space for interdisciplinary discussions on how transnational Tamil identities have been documented historically and politically, and performed culturally and […]

Two professors earn prestigious CFI research awards

  Two professors from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) are among a cohort of researchers across Canada to receive funding through the Canadian Foundation for Innovation's (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) to pursue ground-breaking research. The federal government has invested more than $52 million in 220 new infrastructure projects across […]

Daughters of the Vote at House of Commons, photo 2017-03-30

York students attend historic Daughters of the Vote initiative at House of Commons

Nine York University students were among the 338 young women to attend Equal Voice Canada’s historic Daughters of the Vote initiative in the House of Commons on International Women’s Day (March 8). The young women were representatives for each of Canada’s federal ridings, and made Canadian history by taking their seats in the House with […]

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School of Social Work collaborates with community to run workshop series

A four-part community conversation series designed to engage the local community on topics of emotional well-being will continue on April 18 with “Moving Towards Resilience: An Interactive Workshop with Les DanceSours.” The series, developed and facilitated by York University’s School of Social Work, Access Alliance, the Black Creek Community Collaborative and the York University TD […]

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 […]

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LA&PS Emerging Scholars Network promotes faculty interaction

Social science Professor Kean Birch and history Professor Boyd Cothran seek to encourage greater social interaction and professional development among members of York University’s largest Faculty. Supported by the Dean’s Office in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), Birch and Cothran have banded with recently hired faculty members to form the LA&PS […]