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Graduate with a Degree and a Certificate

Are you a York student looking to enhance your degree? Are you unsure what electives to select for your major? Are you looking to get hands-on field work experience before you graduate? Have you graduated and want to upgrade your skills or knowledge? If you answered, yes, to any of these questions then the Black […]

Black Poetry Recitation Contest

Black Poetry Recitation Contest - York U (PDF) The Black Poetry Recitation Contest is a poetry recitation contest for students in Grades 9 – 12 attending high schools in the Greater Toronto Area. Registration is free and open to all students. How does the Contest Work? Student contestants choose and learn to recite poems from […]

Author Saidiya Hartman presented a talk at York University on April 5 during a launch event for her new book Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval

Author Saidiya Hartman presented a talk at York University on April 5 during a launch event for her new book Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval. The event was presented by the Department of Humanities, Social & Political Thought, the Department of Visual Art & Art History and the LA&PS Research Events Fund, […]

Black Activists: Quiet and Gentle Canadians?

In 1971, the Yale professor Robin Winks wrote that Black Canadians wanted “nothing more than to be accepted as quiet Canadians.” In The Blacks in Canada, Winks claimed that Black Canadians were “unlikely to organize militant, noisy, pushy protests.” He considered Daniel Hill, the first full-time director of the Ontario Human Rights Commission in 1962, […]

York University music Professor Rob Bowman receives Grammy nomination for Best Historical Album

York University’s famous “rock ‘n’ roll professor,” Rob Bowman, has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Historical Album category as co-producer of the Numero Group’s 2017 two-disc compilation Jackie Shane: Any Other Way. Read full story on YFile Rob Bowman teaches FA/MUSI 3510 3.0 African-American Popular Music, one of the Certificate courses.  He […]