YorkU professor knighted in Japan


York University Assistant Professor Sachil Singh was recently knighted in Japan. Singh was knighted by the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai (DNBK) at a recent ceremony in Kyoto, where he received the rank of Fourth Dan and title of “Renshi” for his accomplishments in karate-do. In addition to his work in YorkU’s Faculty of Health, where Singh leads research in areas such as medical sociology and critical race studies, Singh will teach a practicum course in karate-do at YorkU starting in Fall 2023. Singh explained that karate-do can help students to understand the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion; as it enables students to embrace differences and nurture their individual development.