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YFile's popular Open Your Mind series shines the spotlight on Faculty of Health Professor Christine Jonas-Simpson, who uses art-based research to conduct studies on experiences of transforming and growing with loss and grief.


York research projects and grad students awarded over $19.5 million from SSHRC and partners

Five York-led research partnerships have received almost $14.3 million in funding from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and partners. In addition, more than $5 million in funding will go to 145 York master’s and doctoral students.

Dancer speaks about fostering meaning through music and art

A connection to creativity and culture can nourish every aspect of one’s life, said Canadian choreographer Peggy Baker to graduates of the Faculties of Fine Arts and Liberal Arts & Professional Studies during Spring Convocation ceremonies.

York University’s president appointed to the Order of Canada

President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri has been appointed a member of the Order of Canada. Governor General David Johnston announced the appointment on Dec. 30, 2013.

Design students imagine Expo 2025 in Toronto

On Jan. 20, York design students present their visual marketing concepts to the committee determining the feasibility of a Toronto bid to host Expo 2025.

Three municipalities in the running for new York U campus

York University and Seneca College have selected Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan as potential municipal partners in their bid to build a new university campus in York Region.


Top four submissions make next round of York U’s Intranet contest

Will York University’s new Intranet be named Entre YU, Huddle, Shareyork or YU Link? Voting begins today on the top four names submitted to the contest.

Three individuals with connections to York University are named to the Order of Canada

Two York University grads and a recipient of an honorary degree are among 74 new appointments to the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours.

MES alumni offer sage advice at annual McBride luncheon

Masters of Environmental Studies students and alumni celebrated their Faculty of Environmental Studies pride at the eighth annual Anita McBride Luncheon, featuring a panel of four graduates who offered insights, networking opportunities and also highlighted their postgrad experience.

Environmental justice concerns in Jane-Finch, focus of student-community symposium

York University students from the Faculty of Environmental Studies have digitally mapped contaminated areas or brownfields in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood and have identified potential concerns. They are hosting a student-community symposium about the issue Thursday, Dec. 5.

Professor Emeritus David Morley known for his significant contributions

Former dean of the Faculty of Environmental Studies, David Morley, was known for his fieldwork in social justice and equity issues. A celebration ceremony will be held in his honour on July 13.

Take Our Kids to Work returns to York U on Nov. 5

Take Our Kids to Work returns Wednesday, Nov. 5. If you are interested in bringing your Grade 9er with you to work, be sure to fill out the permission and registration forms and submit them by Oct. 31.

Hong Kong’s umbrella revolution, panel discusses what’s next Monday

The student protests in Hong Kong and the Occupy Central movement have drawn the world’s attention to the ongoing conflict over democratization in the territory and the role of the central Chinese government authorities in Hong Kong’s political development. On Monday, Oct. 6, from 3 to 5pm, at 280N York Lanes, Keele campus, a panel of experts will discuss the issues.

Passings: Mary Lyons, former women’s interuniversity athletics coordinator

Ms. Lyons was instrumental in initiating and developing the women’s athletic program, recruiting a strong coaching staff and establishing an active and effective student-governed Women’s Athletic Council.

Prof. Huaxiong Huang appointed to Fields Institute for Research in Mathematics

In this role, Huang will facilitate connections between academic researchers and their counterparts in industry. He continues as a professor in the Department of Mathematics in the Faculty of Science at York University.


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