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SDG 10: Reduced Inequality

Tharanya Thillairajan

Tharanya Thillairajan

Why did you choose York University?   I chose York University purely out of convenience. It is the closest post-secondary institution from my house and I wouldn’t have to worry about residing on campus or long commutes. A bonus though is the large number of students who also attend the school, there are plenty of opportunities

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Feminist research examines the spatialities of money, debt, and finance in women’s everyday lives

Feminist research examines the spatialities of money, debt, and finance in women’s everyday lives

by Araby Smyth I am a feminist economic geographer working as Post-Doctoral Visitor at the City Institute at York University. My latest research is with the SSHRC funded GenUrb project (Urbanization, Gender, and the Global South: A Transformative Knowledge Network). Briefly put, GenUrb seeks to produce new knowledge about urban place making that addresses the

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First Nation calls on auditor general to investigate Ontario's spending on Ring of Fire mineral development

First Nation calls on auditor general to investigate Ontario's spending on Ring of Fire mineral development

14 years after Ring of Fire was discovered, key questions unanswered on proposed access roads Logan Turner · CBC News · Posted: Oct 28, 2021 4:00 AM ET A spokesperson for Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk, shown in a file photo, confirmed the office has received a request to investigate public spending on Ring of Fire development and road

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Maureen Owino awarded prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Maureen Owino awarded prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Maureen Owino, environmental studies Maureen Owino Owino’s research, titled "When HIV and COVID-19 Pandemics Collide in Black Communities in Canada," confronts issues relating to pandemic responses that impact already vulnerable communities. Through institutional ethnography, the research will examine the cumulative impacts of existing and emerging social and public health policies on Black people’s health and

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Indigenous Climate Change Futures: Envisioning Well-Being with the Earth

Indigenous Climate Change Futures: Envisioning Well-Being with the Earth

Principal Investigator: Deborah McGregor/Co-Investigator: Lisa Myers. Funding: SSHRC Insight Grant. Term: 2021-2025. The project aims to define what it means to "live well" from a self-determined Indigenous perspective. Building on previous SSHRC-funded research, the project team will focus specifically on the Anishinaabek concept of mino-mnaamodzawin (well-being with all life) as aframework for envisioning Indigenous-derived climate

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Jurisdiction Back: Infrastructure beyond Extractivism

Jurisdiction Back: Infrastructure beyond Extractivism

Co-Principal Investigators: Dayna Nadine Scott and Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark. Funding: SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund. Term: 2021-2023. Resource conflicts and legal uncertainties have dominated the political landscape over the last decade; conflicts over extraction and its infrastructures have intensified, catalyzing a fierce Indigenous resurgence. As the research team conceived this project, hereditary leaders were

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For Canada’s immigration detainees with disabilities, even fewer rights are afforded

For Canada’s immigration detainees with disabilities, even fewer rights are afforded

By MES Alumn Michael Bach & Carlos Ríos-Espinosa Canada is celebrated for welcoming newcomers and refugees, and for its commitments to building a multicultural, diverse and tolerant society. But if you scratch the surface, this is the hard truth: every year, Canada’s immigration and refugee asylum system detains thousands of people who are seeking protection

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Indigenous education is central to Canada’s COVID-19 recovery

Indigenous education is central to Canada’s COVID-19 recovery

Article by By Suzanne Katsi'tsiarihshion Brant MES'05  & Bryden Award Recipient Over the last number of years, I have been honoured to provide leadership for First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI) on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in eastern Ontario. Now celebrating our 35th year as a post-secondary institute, we have provided unique learning experiences for thousands of Indigenous

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Conversation to action: Urban planning resource to address anti-Black racism in cities

Conversation to action: Urban planning resource to address anti-Black racism in cities

Spurred by the death of George Floyd, York University alumna, award-winning placemaker and author Jay Pitter brings her work in urban planning policy and anti-Black racism to the University to create a new resource – Engaging Black People and Power. This powerful resource, developed in a Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) graduate-level urban planning course of

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Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

This February marks the 25th anniversary of the first time Black History Month was officially commemorated in Canada. Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate Black culture, and recognize the contributions made by the Black students, faculty and alumni of EUC. Throughout the month, visit our website and our social media channels for our

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