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Dr Cavanagh responds to Starbucks' new washroom policy

From CBC News Toronto: New washroom policy is 'positive 1st step,' but Starbucks needs to do more, York University prof says ‘They’re really in a position to set a good example for the rest of the industry,’ says Sheila Cavanagh CBC News · Posted: May 21, 2018 4:32 PM ET | Last Updated: May 21 […]

‘Black Panther’ film plays catalyst to celebrating blackness

  The first Community Conversation of 2018, titled “Black Panther, Celebrating Blackness in the African Diaspora,” celebrated and analyzed black culture around the world by focusing on the $1.2-billion-grossing superhero film. Black Panther is based on the Marvel superhero character from the fictional African nation of Wakanda, but incorporates a mosaic of real cultural elements from […]

Prof. Pat Armstrong among YWCA’s 2018 Women of Distinction

  Professor Pat Armstrong is one of eight women recognized by the YWCA Toronto for her outstanding contributions to and leadership in improving the lives of women. Armstrong, a distinguished research professor of sociology in the Faculty of Liberal Arts &  Professional Studies (LAPS), is a 2018 YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction recipient in the […]

Dr Kyriakides speaks at the Symposium on Gender, Family, and Marital Relationships among Arab Refugee Families in Canada

  By special invitation, Dr Christopher Kyriakides, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Socially Engaged Research in Race and Racialization, speaks at the Symposium on Gender, Family, and Marital Relationships among Arab Refugee Families in Canada, hosted by the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration LOCATION: London, Ontario DATE: Friday February 23, 2018 TIME: […]

Dr Bawa moderates, “Black Panther”: Celebrating Blackness in the African Diaspora in Canada

Join the conversation and share your thoughts… The African diaspora describes communities throughout the world that resulted from the movement of people from Africa. In Canada, the African diaspora is one of the largest ethnic groupings, vastly diverse, but remains connected at multiple intersections including, cultural backgrounds, nationalities, languages, religions, class, skin tones, etc. Much […]

Congratulations, Dr Hadj-Moussa! New book, "The Public Sphere and Satellite Television in North Africa: Gender, Identity, Critique"

The Public Sphere and Satellite Television in North Africa: Gender, Identity, Critique The advent of satellite television and its adoption in the Maghreb brought about a profound social change. This book, which explores the relationships between the media and the public sphere, shows that the simple and quotidian act of watching satellite television as opposed […]

Dr Kurasawa explores the visual economy of Western humanitarian

  From yfile, February 13, 2018 Lecture explores visual economy of western humanitarianism An event organized by Osgoode Hall Law School’s Law.Arts.Culture will feature a lecture and discussion on the topic of “Perilous Light: On the Visual Economy of Western Humanitarianism” by Professor Fuyuki Kurasawa on Feb. 14. Professor Fuyuki Kurasawa of the Department of […]

Sociology students: Submit your work!

The Sociology Undergraduate Students Association’s Annual Academic Conference is a unique opportunity to revisit work you would like to share and discuss with other students and faculty, while gaining great experience and even prizes! Submit a research paper or project which you (in any year or sociology course) have completed and would like to present. […]

Dr Goldring is Discussant at Creating Pathways and Crossing Borders: Access to Higher Education for Refugees and Precarious Migrants

Creating Pathways and Crossing Borders: Access to Higher Education for Refugees and Precarious Migrants     ***This event is part of York University Refugee Awareness Week 2018, details are available at www.yorku.ca/refugees (and an up to the minute schedule is available at https://www.facebook.com/events/1778809858860333/  ) *** Thursday, February 8th, 2018 12:00-2:00pm Founders College Senior Common Room (Room […]