Indigenous environmental justice expert available for interviews

TORONTO, June 21, 2021 – On this Indigenous Peoples Day, while Canadians celebrate the rich cultural heritage and contributions of Indigenous communities, it is also a time to acknowledge and reflect on the country’s colonial history and its lasting effect on Indigenous communities. York University Professor Deborah McGregor (Anishinaabe), an internationally recognized expert in Indigenous environmental justice […]

UNECE establishes Toronto Centre of Excellence on Youth Homelessness Prevention at York University

TORONTO, June 16, 2021 –Approximately 150 million people are homeless and more than 1.8 billion people worldwide lack adequate and  affordable housing. While levels of homelessness vary considerably across UNECE countries, finding sustainable solutions to ensure access to housing for all members of society remains a significant challenge. In 2020, in the United States, the number […]

York University Canada Research Chairs to study Indigenous history and Black studies

TORONTO, June 15, 2021 – Two new Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) have been appointed at York University and two existing have been renewed this year. This support by the Government of Canada will support new research into “re-righting" and "re-writing" the Indigenous history of North America and investigating Black life in Canada. 

York University and UNECE to mark global homelessness partnership

TORONTO, June 14, 2021 – York University will sign a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on Wednesday, June 16, marking a global partnership to support cities and national governments in fighting homelessness. Media are invited to join York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton for a virtual […]