Where are all the Black Faculty at FES?


Featuring panelists:
Professor Carl E. James (York Faculty)
Danae Peart, CEO VIBE105 FM (York Alumni)
Clive Forrester (York Faculty)
Mat Plummer (Seneca Faculty & Community Activist)

Almost 10 years ago Owen Blakka Ellis as part of his MES produced a film titled Where are the Black Faculty in FES? Almost a decade later, students still organize around the shortage of Black faculty across FES and the broader YORKU Community. Across the York University campus, Blackness continues to be invisible despite a large Black student population. Join us in discussing the increasing barriers Black students face as they navigate anti-Black racism on campus.

*please note that the talk back is for students only

Co-Sponsored by The Faculty of Environmental Studies Equity Committee and Accessibility, Community & Equity Committee (ACE)

Scholarship workshop for BES & MES students

Scholarship Workshop Nov 24

Hi everyone!
  ACE (Accessibility, Community, Equity)  and GESSA  (Graduate Environmental Studies Students Association) have teamed up to bring you a scholarship writing workshop for MES & BES students who are applying for OGS & SSHRC this year. 
The workshop is taking place on Tuesday, November 24th 2015 from 12:30 to 2:30 in HNES 142. 

For this workshop bring (if you can):

  • 3-4 copies of your OGS or SSHRC proposal
  • Even if you are not done your entire proposal, please bring whatever you have written 
  • A copy of the CV you are using

We will have past MES & PhD award winners at the workshop to look over your proposals and give feedback.

We look forward to seeing you!

Queer Lovers and Hateful Others: Book release and reading at York U Nov. 23


Please join us for an evening of food and discussion with Dr. Jin Haritaworn (Assistant Professor of Gender, Race and Environment at York University) as we celebrate the release of their latest book Queer Lovers and Hateful Others: Regenerating Violent Times and Places (Pluto Press).

Light refreshments will be provided.

Date: November 23, 2015
Location: HNES 140 (Health, Nursing, Environmental Studies Building York University)
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Book description:

In Queer Lovers, Jin Haritaworn argues that queer subjects have become a lovely sight in the shadow of hateful Others, who are fixed as homophobic and disposable. Rather than an ‘in’ or ‘out’ sexual citizen, Haritaworn treats the queer lover as a transitional object that renders the shift between a welfare regime and a neoliberal regime palpable, and makes punishment and neglect appear as signs of care and love for diversity. Talking back at ‘invented traditions’ of women-and-gay-friendliness, and a queer nostalgia for more murderous times and places, Queer Lovers traces the making of a moral panic over ‘Muslim homophobia’. The new folk devil inherits technologies from older transnational panics over crime, violence, patriarchy, integration, and segregation. In contrast, the book foregrounds the environments in which queer bodies have become worthy of protection, the everyday erasures that shape life in the inner city, and the alternative maps that are drawn at queer of colour kitchen tables in inner-city Berlin. In the process, queer lovers, drag kings, criminalised youth, homosexuals persecuted under National Socialism, and other figures of degeneracy and regeneration appear on a shared plane, where new ways of sharing space become imaginable.

The York U Bookstore will have books for sale and they take cash, debit and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex). Unfortunately, YU cards can not be used as payment.

Accessibility information:
– The building is wheelchair accessible with accessible bathrooms on the main floor (where room 140 is).
– The building has gender-neutral bathrooms on the main floor (where room 140 is).
– HNES is designated as a scent-free environment and we request all participants respect this.
– We are currently trying to book ASL interpreters for this event and will update the event page as soon as we have more information.

If you have other access needs, or require information about the event, please contact us at aceatyorku@gmail.com

This event is being hosted and organized by ACE (Accessibility, Community, Equity at York University)

Fall Scholarship Workshop October 13, 2015


Hi everyone!

Our fall scholarship writing workshop will be on Tuesday, October 13 from 12:45 to 3:30 p.m. in HNES 101.

This workshop is not a general information session and is intended to give support and feedback to students who have their applications underway.

For this workshop bring:

  • 3-4 copies of your OGS or Tri-Council proposal
  • A copy of the CV you are using

We will have past award winners at the workshop to look over your proposals and give feedback.

This workshop is being co-hosted by ACE (Accessibility, Community, Equity) and PhESSA (PhD Environmental Studies Students’ Association) and is open to all FES students who are applying to OGS or Tri-Council.