Friday, October 20, 2006

York University Gets $ 1 Million and Uses It Wisely

TD Bank recently gave a cool 1 milliion dollars to York. Big Whoop. But, it sound like its actually going to something worthwhile: community engagement with the neighbouring, much maligned Jane/Finch community. It would appear that they're trying to combine providing community services, support and outreach while allowing York students to learn about, and get hands on experience doing. I do have a nagging suspicion that it may turn into some sort of exploitive relationship, i.e.: having (comparitively well off) York students just using the black community to get their assignments done, or to have something good to put on their resume. But I'm probably just being too suspicious. Unless.....

Read the whole article here.

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