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Voyager-1 approaches where no spacecraft has gone before

As new evidence points to Voyager-1 leaving the solar system, York Professor Paul Delaney comments on how the protective influence of the sun will be less as Voyager-1 nears the edge and that will allow greater numbers of protons and electrons to hit the ship, reported the Ottawa Citizen June 6. Read full story.

Hockey Canada sticks with winning formula
“We want to give a dominating performance (in the worlds) and take that message towards the Olympics,” said York Lions women’s hockey team coach Dan Church after being named coach of Canada’s national Women’s Hockey Team, reported the Ottawa Citizen, The Globe and Mail and others June 6. Read full story.

Youth Violence in Toronto and our hierarchy of victimhood
Simon Black, a researcher in urban social policy at the City Institute at York, writes that when violence migrates into the spaces of commerce and tourism central to Toronto’s sense of collective safety, identity and international reputation, that public discourse shifts, government officials react and respond, and a hierarchy of victimhood and trauma is revealed that contravenes principles of equality, reported the Toronto Star June 6. Read full story.

Former York University executives charged with fraud
Toronto police have charged two former managers at York University after they say the school was defrauded of about $1.2 million. Michael Markicevic, the university’s former assistant vice-president of campus services and business operations, and Philip Brown, the institution’s ex-director of maintenance, are each charged with fraud and laundering the proceeds of crime, reported the Toronto Star and others June 7. Read full story.

Air Canada’s Duncan Dee leaving carrier
Fred Lazar, a professor at York’s Schulich School of Business, noted in The Globe and Mail June 6 that Duncan Dee, who is leaving Air Canada this fall, will leave an unexpected gap, but acknowledged it must be tiring after a tough slog at Air Canada devoting yourself to trying to turn around the company and it still isn’t out of the woods. Read full story.

CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival 2012
The film,
What a Young Girl Should Not Know, by York University’s Emily Pickering opens the Iron Ladies program of the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival 2012, reported the Torontoist June 6. Read full story.

More artistic outlets needed at Jane/Finch, residents say
Space and access to professional art and music facilities, along with after-hours accessibility to potential cultural spaces, are greatly needed in the Jane Street and Finch Avenue community, a public consultation meeting was told Monday, June 4. Joanne Rider, chief spokesperson and director of media relations for York University, said the university and the Jane and Finch community have a strong history of working together, reported InsideToronto.com June 6. Read full story.

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