Lions receivers Colton Hunchak and Jacob Janke, and Lions recruit Skye King, were among the initial players named to the roster for the 2016 International Bowl. The International Bowl features Team Canada taking on Team USA, and it will take place on Saturday, Jan. 31, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex.
The 2016 Canadian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Conference will focus on the challenges that the issue of terrorism presents to the laws of armed conflict. The event will take place on Jan. 22 from 1 to 6pm at the BMO Conference Centre, Glendon Hall.
York University had a strong presence at the first Big Data and Information Analytics conference held at the Xian Jiaotong University in China.
A team of York University-based researchers have published an exhibit and archive exploring U.S. homophile magazine references to various regions in the world in the 1950s and 1960s. It is featured on OutHistory.org.
The books authored by York Professor Patricia Keeney are “One Man Dancing,” based on the true experiences with Ugandan actor Charles Tumwisigye, and “Orpheus in our Time,” which is based on the Orphic Hymns, some of the oldest Greek poetry in existence, pre-dating even the Greek pantheon.
York University will host an international public panel on the politics of climate change on Nov. 13. The event will be held off campus, and it features Roger Cox as the keynote speaker.
The York University/Sheridan College Program in Design makes history once again, with recent graduate Joyce Dang (BDes ’15) bringing home the Adobe Design Achievement Awards prize for packaging. It is the fifth time in six years that a student from YSDN has captured top honours in this category.
On Sept. 29, York International is launching its Go Global campaign with a one day Go Global Fair in Vari Hall and Central Square. The fair is a one-stop source for students interested in taking part in a global learning program.
Lassonde School of Engineering was host to an international geomatics conference that explored the uses and implications of drones. The event, hosted in North America for the first time, ran Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 on campus.
Passings: Violinist Jacques Israelievitch enjoyed international career as a soloist, conductor and professor
Prof. Israelievitch had the distinction of being the longest-serving concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Retiring in 2008 after 20 years, he joined the faculty of York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, as professor of violin and viola. He inspired young musicians through master classes and school performances around the world.