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Six Tubman Students Awarded Prestigious Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE)

    The Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE) provides Liberal Arts & Professional Studies undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in research supervised by a faculty member. Over the summer months, selected students develop their research skills through the investigation of a research area of interest. Of the 2019-2020 awardees, six are Tubman […]

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Dean’s Award for Research Excellence – Undergraduate

DARE U — Dean’s Award for Research Excellence page-header | graphic | 2017-12-08 The Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE) provides opportunities for Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) undergraduate students to engage in research projects supervised by faculty members over the Summer Term. The primary goal of the Award is to support the development […]

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Visiting Archivist at Harriet Tubman Institute: Abu Koroma

Visiting Archivist at Harriet Tubman Institute: Abu Koroma  Abu Koroma is a visiting archivist from Sierra Leone. He has been working as a records officer and research assistant at the Sierra Leone Public Archives for the past 14 years. As well as being involved in various projects worldwide, He is part of a team of […]

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Professor Lovejoy Honored at Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University in Katsina Nigeria

Professor Paul E. Lovejoy, Distinguished Research Professor, was invited to be the opening keynote speaker at an international conference held at Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University in Katsina, Nigeria in November 2017. During the conference, Lovejoy was awarded a lifetime achievement plaque. The award is one of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University’s highest honors which is given […]

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Greta Coger Graduate Student Travel Fund 2018

The Harriet Tubman Institute is pleased to announce the Greta Coger Student Travel Fund for 2018. The Coger Fund provides travel support to a maximum of $500 per Tubman graduate student for the purposes of presenting a scholarly paper and/or conducting research outside of the Greater Toronto Area. Funding will only be awarded towards the […]

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Tubman Associate Funké Aladejebi featured in CBC “Women in Canadian history: a live, interactive roundtable”

Funké Aladejebi teaches African-Canadian history. Her dissertation, ‘Girl You Better Apply to Teachers’ College’: The History of Black Women Educators in Ontario, 1940s – 1980s, explores the importance of African Canadian women in sustaining their communities and preserving a distinct black identity within restrictive gender and racial barriers. She has published articles in Ontario History and […]

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Y – File: Harriet Tubman Institute hosts digital camps for young inventors

Two digital camps run by the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas, out of York University, successfully engaged youth in 2017 and will look toward 2018 to continue those opportunities. High school students in the Black Creek community engaged the digital world from an historical lens through digital camps During the months […]

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Y – File: York researchers participate in national consultations on women, peace and security

Three researchers from York University travelled to Ottawa to participate in national consultations aimed at guiding the development of Canada’s next National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security. The consultations, which took place April 20 and 21, brought together approximately 90 key stakeholders from the government, military and police, civil society and the […]

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Tubman Stands Against Violence by White Supremacists – 28 August 2017

SCHOLARS AT THE HARRIET TUBMAN INSTITUTE  FOR RESEARCH ON AFRICA AND ITS DIASPORAS, YORK UNIVERSITY IN TORONTO, CANADA STAND AGAINST THE VIOLENCE BY WHITE SUPREMACISTS IN THE USA  AND CANADA We are a group of scholars at the Harriet Tubman Institute, focused on the history and contemporary experiences of persons of African descent in Africa […]

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Bruno Véras wins Brazilian Award for Promotion of Racial and Gender Equity

Congratulations to Bruno Véras who received the Antonieta de Barros award for the promotion of racial and gender equity in Brazil. Bruno is a PhD student in the Department of History and was the director of the project, “África Aparece: Linguagem, Ensino Debates sobre a Cultura Afro-Brasileira” (Africa displayed: Language, Education and debates on the Afro-Brazilian Culture). […]

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