Top 20 under 20
Newly minted York student, Mirian Dang will begin her studies this fall as an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Health. She has a background that includes more than 800 hours of community service, including establishing the Discovery Days program for youth that is designed to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, reported The Globe and Mail June 6. Read full story.
Judeo-Moroccan culture shared through art
An exhibition of Jewish Moroccan art and relics at York University’s Glendon campus is part of Toronto’s first-ever weeklong festival celebrating 2,000 years of Jewish life in Morocco and 50 years of Canadian-Moroccan diplomatic relations, reported the Canadian Jewish News June 8. Read full story.
Provincial Green Report Card 2012 issued
York environmental studies Professor José Etcheverry, a member of the Green Provinces Advisory Committee, helped develop the methodology used for the third bi-annual Green Provincial Report Card issued by Corporate Nights magazine, which shows that Ontario and British Columbia leading the pack in the race to become Canada’s greenest province, reported Canadian Biomass magazine June 8. Read full story.
Fashion TV icon Jeanne Beker to get Canadian Award of Distinction at Banff fest
After 27 years as the host of “FashionTelevision” York alumna Jeanne Beker will receive the 2012 Canadian Award of Distinction at the Banff World Media Festival next week, reported the Amherst Daily News June 8. Read full story.
Popcorn Panel: Snow White and the Huntsman
Alison Halsall, a faculty member in the Department of English in York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, put her special expertise in evil queens and sleeping beauties to the test as part of the Popcorn Panel’s discussion of the new movie Snow White and the Huntsman, published in the National Post June 7. Read full story.