Tag Archives: Faculty of Education

York U expert available on making education fun through technology

TORONTO, September 19, 2017 – Today’s kids are highly technology savvy, but they are often inclined to use technology just for entertainment, such as playing video games. Education can also be made entertaining and fun for this generation of children by integrating technology into learning, says Professor Jennifer Jenson in the Faculty of Education. She […]

York U education report recommends race-related data collection, transparency

TORONTO, Wednesday, August 23, 2017 – Student demographic data collected by the Ontario Ministry of Education should be leveraged to enhance student success through equity measures, a new report out of York University suggests. The report, commissioned by the Ontario Ministry of Education and co-authored by Professor Carl James, recommends that race-related data be collected […]

York U Summer Institute to explore education, diversity and social outcomes at Canada 150

TORONTO, August 22, 2017 – York University is hosting the Faculty of Education Summer Institute (FESI) 2017 themed “Relationships to Canada 150: Paradoxes, Contradictions and Questions” on August 23 and 24 at the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building in York’s Keele Campus. Educators, teacher candidates, parents and community members attending the two-day conference will engage in […]

Evolving meaning of Blackness in Canada to be discussed at York U

TORONTO, February 15, 2017 – York University is hosting a Black History Month Symposium on February 17 and 18, to discuss the evolving meaning of Blackness in Canada at the juncture of its 150 years since Confederation, inviting leading academics, students, community organizers and activists. Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora is the […]

York U expert available for comment on school board exemptions from classes based on religious beliefs

TORONTO, September 8, 2016 –Some Greater Toronto Area school boards have allowed students to be exempted from classes on the basis of religious beliefs. This exemption for some boards is done on a case-by-case basis and only as a last resort if the school cannot come to a compromise with parents. This issue has now been […]

York U’s Tech Ed program receives major provincial ministry grant for expansion

TORONTO, December 15, 2015 — York University’s Faculty of Education is developing an enhanced Bachelor of Education in Technological Education program through a $444,218 grant over two years from the Ontario government’s Technological Teacher Education Collaborative Initiatives Fund. Students from partnering universities and colleges will have increased access to the enhanced program. It will also […]