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Equity Studies 2015-16 Mini-calendar

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Welcome to the Department of Equity Studies (DES) Location: 302 Atkinson Building Tel: (416) 736-5235 Fax: (416) 650-3876 Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Friday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Website: http://www.yorku.ca/laps/des E-mail: lapsdeqs@yorku.ca Chair Professor Minoo Derayeh 410 Atkinson Tel: (416) 736-2100 x 30270 Email: derayeh@yorku.ca Undergraduate Program Director Professor Tania Das Gupta 310 Atkinson Tel: (416) 736-2100 x 66345 Email: tdasgu@yorku.ca The Department of Equity Studies (DES) offers a learning environment that values cultural diversity and supports social equality. It provides students with understanding of the social issues that shape their interests, introduces them to diverse communities within Canada, develops understanding of discourses on social justice, and raises awareness of our multiple identities. Students gain a critical grounding in theories, and research methods in ways that allow them to link their education with several degrees and certificates. DES welcomes students who are interested in Diaspora Studies, Human Rights, Canadian Multiculturalism, Anti Racist Research, Indigenous Thought and Equity seeking efforts. The faculty of the Department are actively engaged in socially relevant research that contributes both to academic scholarship and to communities beyond the University. The Department reflects the teaching and research strengths of a core group of faculty members, as well as the degree programs that have emerged from those strengths. Faculty share their research interests with students and encourage student participation. Faculty and staff are available to answer students' questions around their degree programs. The Department offers undergraduate degree programs in Human Rights and Equity Studies (HREQ), Multicultural and Indigenous Studies (MIST), and a number of General Education courses. Students can pursue streams in Diaspora Studies, Race and Multiculturalism and Indigenous Studies while pursuing the Degree in Multicultural and Indigenous Studies (MIST), and Certificate in Indigenous Studies. Additional offerings are a Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Anti- Racist Research and Practice (CARRP) and a General Certificate in Refugee and Migration Studies (in conjunction with the Centre for Refugee Studies). Graduates of the Department of Equity Studies will be well positioned to work in a wide range of areas within organizations, government, industry and communities that have programs, policies and procedures around the equitable treatment and experiences of Indigenous peoples, racialized peoples, immigrants and refugees, as well as in the area of human rights advocacy and redress. In addition, they can pursue professional programs, such as Social Work, Education, Law, or a variety of graduate programs.

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