Best of Education: Top highlights in the Faculty of Education for 2019

Maclean’s ranks York’s Faculty of Education 10th in “Best University Education Programs” in Canada
Maclean’s magazine ranked the Faculty of Education at York University 10th in “Best University Education Programs” in Canada--up three spots from number thirteen nationally.

Faculty launches Wüléelham options to highlight the specific strengths of urban Indigenous communities
Rooted in Indigenous knowledge and pedagogies, the Faculty of Education’s Wüléelham courses, cohorts and programs engage participants in learning from Indigenous peoples’ experiences and perspectives.

Education professors awarded over $600,000 for public research initiatives

Professors from York University’s Faculty of Education have been awarded Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grants, collectively totalling over $600,000.

Northern community now engaged with York-based archive
Professor Steven Alsop, Faculty of Education, and Professor Dawn Bazely, Department of Biology, made the long trip to Churchill, Manitoba in late October to engage the community in an open-access archive of Churchill-based research that is housed at YorkSpace, York University’s Institutional Repository. Their efforts were funded by Wapusk National Park.

New initiative aims to address youth homelessness by emphasizing prevention
A new initiative led by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH) at York University in partnership with A Way Home Canada aims to create a change in Canada – and potentially internationally – to how we respond to youth homelessness.

York University professor takes action to address anti-Black racism in schools
Navigating the maze of Ontario’s school system may become easier for parents of Black children, thanks to a series of new information sheets led by York University Faculty of Education Professor Carl James.

York researchers to lead five-year project addressing youth and teen dating violence
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has awarded close to $1 million in funding to York University, Planned Parenthood Ottawa and the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women to support a Planned Parenthood Ottawa project aimed at preventing teen dating violence by teaching new skills with a focus on increasing awareness and understanding of healthy relationships.

Cohort of students in Dadaab camp first to receive BA, Educational Studies degree from York U
This past April, the Faculty of Education hosted a Graduation Celebration for a cohort of 22 students in the Bachelor of Arts, Educational Studies program in Dadaab, Kenya.

MEd student pursues degree from 12,000 km away in Kenya's Dadaab Refugee Camp

Graduate student Abdikadir Abikar's story of working towards his Master of Education (MEd) degree from 12,000 km away at Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya is nothing short of amazing.


UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability at York University marks 20 years
Established in 1999, the UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability at York University was the first UNESCO Chair to be created to support education for sustainable development (ESD).

MEd student Collette Murray wins the Neighbourhood Arts Network’s 2019 Community Arts Award
Faculty of Education Master's student Collette Murray has been awarded the 2019 Community Arts Award by Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network. The $10,000 award sponsored by MOD Developments was presented to Murray this past October at a reception at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.