The Equity Committee at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University expresses gratitude to BLMTO for their leadership in revitalizing social movements across the city. On 3 July 2016, their successful action at Pride Toronto won increased spaces and resources for queer and trans Black, Indigenous and people of colour, including Black Queer Youth, … Continue reading Honouring Black Leadership: The Equity Committee at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University Thanks Black Lives Matter Toronto
ACE 2016-2017 Executive Elections
The Accessibility, Community, Equity (ACE) Committee is student-run organization based out of York University. We work around issues of equity and anti-oppression through an intersectional approach along the lines of race, gender, class, orientation, and ability in and beyond academia. ACE organizes workshops, seminars, and peer mentorship sessions all geared at offering students some … Continue reading ACE 2016-2017 Executive Elections
An Open Letter to CUPE 3903
Dear Members of the CUPE Executive With each year, comes hope for change, but for change one must first recognize the problem. This year’s Executive ran on a platform of transparency, inclusivity and anti-racism. Over the last year, as a co-chair of student organization Accessibility, Community, Equity Committee (ACE), I’ve become aware of the ongoing … Continue reading An Open Letter to CUPE 3903
An Open Letter to Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA)
Since January, Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University has been alerted to the numerous charges of anti-Black racism against Rania Khalek. SAIA was also made aware how inviting Rania Khalek to give a keynote speech on campus would create a hostile environment for many students, especially Black students. In bringing Rania Khalek after not … Continue reading An Open Letter to Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA)
ACE Open House!
ACE is a student club at York University organizing around issues of equity & anti-oppression. We organize workshops, seminars & peer mentorship sessions geared at offering students social and emotional supports. Come out to our open house in HNES 114 to find out how to get involved! Open house hours: Thursday, March 31st 12-4 p.m. … Continue reading ACE Open House!
Part Two: Where Are All the Black Faculty?
PART TWO: WHERE ARE ALL THE BLACK FACULTY? MARCH 17, 2016 2:30- 5PM YORK UNIVERSITY, STUDENT CENTRE ROOM 307 This critical event follows a January 2016 panel sparked by FES Alumni Owen Blakka Ellis’s film Where Are All The Black Faculty completed more than ten years earlier, though not much has changed. #BlackOnCampus events have been … Continue reading Part Two: Where Are All the Black Faculty?
ACE Presents: Finding Your Career
ACE is hosting two career panels happening back-to-back on Monday, February 29th! Please see details below. Panel #1 ACE PRESENTS: FINDING YOUR CAREER PATH Featuring panelists: Jennisha Wilson, MES Graduate, Research Coordinator at the Well Living House, an Indigenous Health Resource Centre at St Michaels Hospital. Mojan Jianfar, MES Graduate, Assistant Cultural Planner for the City of … Continue reading ACE Presents: Finding Your Career
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre Bowlathon
ACE is excited to be participating in fundraising for the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape (TRCC/MWAR) for the first time. Each year the TRCC/MWAR hosts a "Bowlathon" to fundraise for the incredible work they do every single day in this city. This year the event will take place on Saturday February 27th. This … Continue reading Toronto Rape Crisis Centre Bowlathon
Where are all the Black Faculty at FES?
MOVIE SCREENING AND TALK BACK* with OWEN BLAKKA ELLIS 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 … Continue reading Where are all the Black Faculty at FES?
Scholarship workshop for BES & MES students
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. … Continue reading Scholarship workshop for BES & MES students