Canada commits $1.5M to YorkU Jean Augustine Chair endowment  


The Government of Canada has committed $1.5M to an endowment that will sustain York University’s Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community, and Diaspora. The chair’s primary goal is to improve educational outcomes for Black students and other racialized community members. “Since its inception over 15 years ago, [this chair] has been dedicated to furthering scholarly research, programs, partnerships and new opportunities for Black communities in Toronto and beyond,” explained YorkU President Rhonda L Lenton, adding that the funding will enable the chair to continue in perpetuity.