York Centre for Education and Community

Summer education institute looks at art and environmental knowledge

A summer institute organized by the Faculty of Education in collaboration with the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) will bring together teachers, educators, community members and local artists to explore new ways of teaching and learning with a specific focus on the inter-relationships of art, environmental knowing and social justice. Organized by the York Centre […]

November is Research Month: York celebrates with a series of events

Research Month celebrates the achievements and diversity of York University’s research community. Throughout November, the Vari Hall Rotunda will play host to displays and demonstrations featuring our faculty and graduate researchers. Drop by between 10 am and 2 pm each Wednesday to learn what York's researchers are doing. The Research Month index on York's Research […]

York Centre for Education & Community's 2010 Summer Institute to explore engaged education

How can schools and communities work together to create innovative avenues to engage students in their education? That is the central theme of this year’s Summer Institute offered by the York Centre for Education & Community (YCEC) in the Faculty of Education. Presented Aug. 17, 18 and 19 at York’s Keele campus, this year’s program […]

Professor Carl James on breaking the cycle of violence in Toronto's Flemingdon Park neighbourhood

The slayings in Flemingdon Park this summer have brought a shadow of violence back to a community where, on the surface, it appeared to have lifted, wrote The Globe and Mail Aug. 3: Flemingdon Park is one of Toronto’s “priority” areas. Census data from 2001 showed that 71 per cent of the 22,000 residents were […]

New research unit for education and community opens it doors

More than 200 people, many of them senior educators, members of the community and representatives of government agencies, joined with York faculty and students in celebrating the launch of the Faculty of Education’s first Organized Research Unit (ORU), the York Centre for Education & Community (YCEC), on Oct. 22. The successful event was held at […]