How do Ontario’s teachers navigate sex education?

York University professor to speak on sex-ed curriculum from teachers’ viewpoint TORONTO, March 22, 2019 – While many parents support sexual health learning in Ontario schools, changes to the sex-ed curriculum have left health teachers balancing the need to be informative and inclusive with the need to be aware of students’ diverse experiences, backgrounds and […]

YORK U & IBM DEVELOP, LAUNCH AI-POWERED STUDENT SUPPORT PILOT

Toronto, ON – York University and IBM (NYSE:IBM) have launched an innovative student advising solution that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide students with advisory services designed to improve their university experiences by delivering both academic and personal guidance covering a wide range of topics in real-time. Developed collaboratively by York and IBM, this virtual […]

York University applauds Canada’s talent budget

TORONTO, March 19, 2019 – York University President & Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton applauds the Government of Canada for its significant investment in work-integrated learning, an international education strategy, graduate research scholarships and life-long learning. These investments will ensure Canada remains competitive and a leader in the global economy. With two-thirds of all emerging jobs requiring […]

York U experts available to comment on 2019 Federal Budget

TORONTO, Monday March 18, 2019 – Skills training, pharmacare, and housing affordability are all expected to play a large role in tomorrow’s federal budget. York University experts are available to answer questions about how the 2019 budget will impact the economy, address issues surrounding housing affordability, poverty and the labour market. Giuseppina D’Agostino is a professor […]

Will changes to Ontario’s math curriculum improve students’ math performance?

York University math curriculum expert available for comment TORONTO, March 15, 2019 – The Ontario government announced changes to the province’s math curriculum today that will see elementary school teachers return to a focus on fundamental “back-to-basics” math as part of a four-year strategy. Tina Rapke, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education and […]