York University has announced that it will be receiving $1.5M to support the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora. The chair, which is held by YorkU Professor Carl E James, focuses on addressing inequities in Canada’s education system to improve outcomes for Black youth. It aims to support Black students by fostering an understanding of diverse student needs, facilitating leadership, strengthening partnerships and engagement, and building educational and social capacity. “This federal contribution will ensure the longevity of the Chair and hence the opportunities and pathways that are being created now through the research, educational and community activities for Black youth and future Black scholars,” said James. YorkU Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.