The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples

Researcher awarded prestigious Banting Fellowship comes to York

Nielson Bezerra, who received his PhD at Universidade Federal de Fluminense in Brazil in 2010 and now teaches at Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, has been awarded a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue his research program at York University’s Harriet Tubman Institute. The awards were announced by Gary Goodyear, minister of state […]

Conference explores African Canadians' role in War of 1812

A conference co-sponsored by York University will delve into the role of African Canadians in the War of 1812 – a topic researchers say is underrepresented in scholarly and popular literature. We Stand on Guard for Thee: African Canadians in the War of 1812, taking place at Brock University May 10 to 11, offers a […]

Six York grad students conduct research in Sierra Leone

Six graduate students from York’s Department of History are currently conducting archival research at the Sierra Leone Public Archives in Sierra Leone to help preserve endangered documents and repatriate historical material to the country. Augustin D'Almeida Master’s degree candidates Myles Ali, Chantelle Flowers and Shoshawnah Ross Lautenschlager, along with PhD candidates Katrina Keefer, Jeffrey Gunn […]

Graduate Studies honours two professors for excellence in teaching

On Thursday, March 1, the Faculty of Graduate Studies honoured Professors Joel Katz and Paul Lovejoy for their excellence in graduate teaching and mentoring at York University. The two professors were each presented with a Faculty of Graduate Studies Teaching Award at the the meeting of the Faculty of Graduate Studies Council. In introducing the […]