Faculty welcomes Visiting Jean Augustine Chair Dr. Jennifer Kelly

The Faculty of Education is pleased to welcome Dr. Jennifer Kelly, the 2015 visiting Jean Augustine Chair in Education in the New Urban Environment November 23 – 28, 2015.

Dr. Jennifer KellyDr. Kelly is a Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta. Her current areas of interest and research are racialization, immigration, and the social historical formation of African Canadian communities in Alberta. She is the author of several journal articles and three books. Her past research projects include an exploration of how processes of immigration and racialization affected the social formation of African Canadian communities in Alberta from the 1900s to the 1960s.

Some of the planned events for Dr. Kelly’s visit include:

Researching Historically Marginalized Groups
A Case Study of African Canadian Community Formation and Implications for Education
Tuesday, November 24
12:30 – 2:00pm
109 Atkinson College

Fireside Chat about Surviving Graduate School as a Student of Colour   
Wednesday, November 25
4:00 – 5:30pm
Senior Common Room
(021 Winters College)

The Jean Augustine Chair in Education in the New Urban Environment
Named after the Honorable Jean Augustine, the objective of the chair is to enrich a multitude of activities at York University with research and academic expertise in the areas of educational policy and practice, immigration, community engagement, and cultural diversity. The Chair supports Canada’s next generation of teachers, educational leaders and researchers working to improve schooling in contemporary metropolitan cities.