Professor André de Quadros Award
Our colleague and core faculty member, Professor André de Quadros, has been awarded a grant under the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative: 2021-22 Competition. The team, which includes lead applicant Andrea Emberly from York University, has been awarded $447,117.00 for the project entitled “Singing our stories: Networking community musical practices with refugee and newcomer children and young people.” According to Quadros, “Singing Our Stories amplifies the voices of refugee and newcomer children and young people experiencing displacement, migration, and settlement.” “This project,” Quadros added, “responds to the fact that refugee children and youth face substantial discriminatory assumptions about their experiences, positionalities, and lives that are actualized as systemic barriers to their settlement and, ultimately, their wellbeing. Music is key to disrupting these barriers because it provides a tangible and creative way for young people to reclaim and tell their own stories and share insight into their own lived experiences.”
Please join us in celebrating this achievement!