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York University, Canada

York University is a modern, multi-campus, urban university located in Toronto, Ontario. Backed by a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners, we bring a uniquely global perspective to help solve societal challenges, drive positive change and prepare our students for success. York’s fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario’s Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education. York’s campuses in Costa Rica and India offer students exceptional transnational learning opportunities and innovative programs. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet, and our future.

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An increasing focus on training undergraduates for the labour market shortchanges students. Students and attendees seen at a job fair in Atlanta, March 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Sliz)

Does a university undergraduate degree lead to a ‘good job?’ It depends what you mean

Students should know that a key part of the value of their undergraduate degree lies in taking advantage of all the opportunities for learning that universities offer.
A study of more than 155,000 students in the Toronto District School Board found only 55 per cent of students who self-identify as Black are applying to post-secondary education. (Shutterstock)

How high school ‘university’ courses matter for all post-secondary access — more than the name implies

All students who apply to university need ‘U’ courses, but Toronto-area research reveals few students with zero Grade 12 ‘U’ courses apply for any post-secondary education at all.
It is not enough to remove the unfair barriers holding women back; we also need to confront the unfair privileges propelling men forward. (Shutterstock)

‘Benevolent sexism’ in startups widens the gender gap by advantaging men over women

For Canada’s new Women Entrepreneurship Strategy to be effective, we must gain a deeper understanding of sexism in startup spaces.
People protest Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s proposed youth transgender policies as she appears at an event in Ottawa on Feb. 5, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

The real threat to gender-diverse children is the politicization of care issues like puberty blockers and detransition

On both sides of the transgender care debate, what is presented as ‘fact’ distorts real complexities of gender-affirming health care, leaving many in the dark about what is really at stake.
A crowd marches on Dundas Street in Toronto in July 2013, along the streetcar line where Sammy Yatim, 18, was shot nine times and killed by Const. James Forcillo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

Sammy Yatim inquest: Speaking for the dead, or a Toronto police marketing campaign?

What do coroner’s inquests do, what don’t they do, and why are they often dominated by police perspectives rather than the community’s or the victim’s?
Pro-Palestinian activists wave flags during a session of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands on Jan. 26. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)

Ruling by UN’s top court means Canada and the U.S. could be complicit in Gaza genocide

The recent ruling by the International Court of Justice means Canada could be guilty of supporting genocide in Gaza by cutting aid funding and continuing military exports to Israel.
A fishing vessel is followed by flocks of seabirds in the Southern Ocean off the coast of the South Orkney Islands, north of the Antarctic Peninsula, on March 10, 2023. (AP Photo/David Keyton)

Canada lags behind on efforts to address human rights abuses in seafood supply chains

Canada is an outlier in its failure to hold buyers and retailers accountable for labour abuse in seafood supply chains.
A study saw racialized students in Ontario French immersion programs write monologues and stories about their experiences, and also invited immersion stakeholders like teachers and parents to give feedback on race and racism in Ontario immersion programs. (CDC)

Anti-racist, culturally responsive French immersion: Listening to racialized students is an important step towards equitable education

Listening to voices of racialized students in French immersion matters for creating more inclusive schooling.
Former president Donald Trump waves after speaking at a caucus night party in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 15, 2024. He’s just one of several populists who could win elections in 2024. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump’s Iowa win is just a small part of soaring right-wing populism in 2024

In more than a dozen countries this year, populist leaders are poised to either take power or consolidate their hold on the opposition. Migrants are the unfortunate target of populist ire.
Palestinian children leave class in the Fakhit school in the West Bank region of Masafer Yatta in August 2023. Activists say the school is under threat of demolition by Israeli authorities. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

The scene in the West Bank’s Masafer Yatta: Palestinians face escalating Israeli efforts to displace them

Masafer Yatta in the occupied West Bank is comprised of villages that rely on farming and shepherding to support Palestinian families. Illegal Jewish settlements are making it difficult to live there.
Fireworks light the sky while the portraits of persons who were disappeared and executed during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet are displayed on the stands of the National Stadium during a vigil marking the 50th anniversary of the 1973 military coup in Santiago, Chile on Sept. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Half a century later, the military junta still haunts Chile

Despite hosting the 2023 Pan American Games and electing a president with a progressive agenda, Chile continues to grapple with entrenched economic inequality.
Ronald Lamola, South Africa’s minister of justice and correctional services (centre), and Palestinian assistant Minister of Multilateral Affairs Ammar Hijazi (right, with his head bowed), address the media outside the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands on Jan. 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)

Canada is being hypocritical by failing to support South Africa’s genocide case against Israel

Canada doesn’t support the case before the International Court of Justice that Israel is guilty of genocide in its war against Gaza. That’s contrary to its stance on other cases of genocide.
To address barriers that racialized women with non-native accents experience in the Canadian workplace, we need to understand what kinds of bias they face. (Shutterstock)

How ‘benevolent sexism’ undermines Asian women with foreign accents in the workplace

Recent research explores how women with non-native English accents — specifically Mandarin — fare in the Canadian job market.
Universities are ideal spaces to forge co-operation across research fields, an imperative of developing responsible AI. (Shutterstock)

Why student experiments with Generative AI matter for our collective learning

Learning about Generative AI should include supporting collaborative interdisciplinary research and writing ethical prompts to help discover what it can do.
Tents at an encampment in Crab Park, Vancouver, in August 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

British Columbia’s proposed bill on ‘alternative shelter’ risks doing serious harm to unhoused people

If passed, B.C.’s Bill 45 will trample over the constitutional rights of unhoused people by ignoring shelter barriers, Indigenous rights and the need for daytime shelter

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