York University honoured Professor Carl James with the Faculty’s Teaching Award for his contributions to graduate teaching and membership. James, a professor in the Faculty of Education and the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora is affiliated with the graduate programs in Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social and Political Thought, Sociology, and Social Work.
Recognized nationally and internationally for his work in equity in relation to race, class, gender, racialization, immigration and citizenship, James was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2012.
As the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora, James will focus on addressing community issues and concerns within a framework of equity, inclusivity, and social justice. The work of the Chair will also consider the current context, building on its past accomplishments, and initiating a structure and activities that will serve to advance the principles of educational access and opportunities, cultural understanding, and community engagement.