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URST & DVST Professor Linda Peake is the 2020 winner of the Canadian Association of Geographers Award (CAG) for Scholarly Distinction.

Professor Linda Peake, director of the City Institute and a member of the Urban Studies program and the graduate programs in Geography, Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies and Development Studies, is the 2020 winner of the Canadian Association of Geographers Award (CAG) for Scholarly Distinction. Read the full story in yFile.

Dept. of Social Science Statement of Solidarity Against Anti-Black Racism and Police Brutality

Statement of Solidarity Against Anti-Black Racism and Police Brutality Department of Social Science, including the Graduate Programs in Socio-legal Studies, Social and Political Thought and Development Studies June 5, 2020 The Department of Social Science is outraged by the brazen and endemic state-sanctioned racial violence and the increased militarization of policing across Turtle Island. We […]

ISS Asst. Prof. Sarah Rotz has an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail: "As meat plants shut down, COVID-19 reveals the extreme concentration of our food supply"

  “The food supply chain is breaking,” Tyson Foods Chairman John H. Tyson wrote in an open letter published in the New York Times earlier this week. And he’s not wrong. Over the past month, anyone following the news might have noticed images of seemingly endless food bank lineups juxtaposed against footage of milk being […]

HESO Prof. Emilia Nielsen's talks with yFile about her new book

  "Professor Emilia Nielsen, from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, has published a book about breast cancer that tackles the issue in a very different way. Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives: Stories of Rage and Repair (University of Toronto Press, 2019) explores what she calls the “politically insistent narratives of illness” and refutes […]

BUSO Prof. Caroline Shenaz Hossein recognized as 2020 CIES Emerging Scholar

A distinguished group of review panelists from the Comparative International Education Society (CIES) has recently recognized Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) Professor Caroline Shenaz Hossein as one of four 2020 CIES – African Diaspora Special Interest Group Emerging Scholars. Across its expansive network, CIES contributes to interdisciplinary understanding of education and scholarship […]

Four Social Science professors awarded 2019 SSHRC Connection Grants

Four out of the five 2019 SSHRC Connection Grants in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) were awarded to professors in the Department of Social Science. Congratulations to Linda Peak (Urban Studies Program), Audrey Laurin-Lamothe (Business and Society Program), Merouan Mekouar (International Development Studies Program), and Ozgun Topak (Criminology Program). Read the […]

LASO Prof. Annie Bunting "Honoured & humbled to receive this award" from The Women's Forum of Sierra Leone

Law & Society Assistant Professor Annie Bunting said in a tweet that she was "honoured & humbled to receive this award in the mail from the Women’s Forum Sierra Leone on behalf of the @CSiWproject & its partners". The CSiW Project is the Conjugal Slavery in War partnership. It is funded by SSHRC and driven by […]

Prof. Caroline Shenaz Hossein to lead federal government training on the social economy for racialized Canadians

For the first time, federal policymakers in the Ministry of Employment and Social Services will take part in a training session led by York University Professor Caroline Shenaz Hossein to learn how to use Black political epistemologies so that funding can better reach Black and racialized women in Canada. Hossein, a professor of business and […]

New Faculty Job Openings in Social Science

YUFA JOBS Health and Society (HESO) - Full-Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor - Gender, Social Justice and Health (PDF). Posting End Date: February 28, 2020. Law and Society (LASO) - Full-Time Professorial Stream - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor -Socio-Legal Studies, Indigeneity, and Social Justice (PDF). Posting End Date: February 29, 2020. Urban Studies (URST) - Full-Time […]