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Graduate Student Profile - Wendy Moffatt

Second year Master’s (MEd) student Wendy Moffatt’s research interests focus on the issues faced by first generation Caribbean-descent students as they try to access post-secondary education in Canadian institutions. Using a qualitative case study, Wendy will look at the experience of students through the lens of social linguistics and critical race theories to provide an […]

Inaugural Graduate Student Research Conference (GSRC) a success

'Visions, Collaborations, & Transformations' the First Annual York University Graduate Student Research Conference in the Social Sciences & Humanities took place at York University on April 6 and 7, 2017. Over 150 graduate students from 25 programs across York University and neighbouring institutes including: OISE, University of Toronto, Ryerson University, Trent, Carlton, McMaster, and U […]

Deborah Britzman appointed York Research Chair in Pedagogy and Psycho-Social Transformations

Distinguished Research Professor Dr. Deborah Britzman has been appointed Tier I York Research Chair in Pedagogy and Psycho-Social Transformation effective July 1, 2017. Britzman was one of 7 new research chairs announced March 22 by York University President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri and York Vice-President Research & Innovation Robert Haché. A Fellow of the Royal […]

Government strategy on youth homelessness must focus on mental health, says report

Governments must focus on the mental health challenges faced by young people in Canada in order to effectively address youth homelessness, says a policy brief released April 6 by researchers and community groups. The report by the  Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, based at York University, and A Way Home Canada, calls on federal, provincial and […]

2016 Peter Balciunas Memorial Award winner Christina Racanelli

Congratulations to Christina Racanelli, this year’s recipient of the Peter Balciunas Memorial Award. Christina is a teacher candidate at the Faculty’s Catholic Education site and a graduate of Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School. The award was made possible through the generosity of the Balciunas family, who created the scholarship in memory of the late Peter […]

Community Practicum Profile: The 519

The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, we strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect. The Faculty’s unique community practicum placement gives York […]

Teacher Candidate Victoria Ennis represents York at OSSTF’s annual meeting

York teacher candidate Victoria Ennis represented York’s Faculty of Education at the recent Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation Annual Meeting of the Provincial Assembly (AMPA), which took place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel March 10 – 13. Presently a student in Faculty’s BEd in Technological Education program, Victoria was the lone teacher candidate from […]