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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.

Pedestrian walkway closure Sept. 18

To accommodate the scheduled delivery of the new emergency generator for the Steacie Scien

Reduce stress, cultivate creativity through meditation programs on campus

Looking for a way to reduce stress and cultivate creativity? Consider trying mindfulness meditation — it’s offered right here on campus this fall.

Construction begins on new temporary entrance to the York University Bookstore

The new entrance will be located on the east wall of York Lanes, next to Kaneff Tower. A new door will replace one of the windows and a temporary ramp will be installed to provide accessible entry to the University Bookstore.

Students in Dadaab refugee camps first to graduate with York U certificate

Fifty-nine students in the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya each received a York University Certificate of Completion in Educational Studies on Thursday, Oct. 15 during York University’s fall convocation ceremonies. The students are the first graduates of a unique program designed to take postsecondary education to where refugees live.

Second talk in Capitalist Mode of Power series takes place Oct. 27

The second talk in the series is titled Economic Growth as a Power Proces and will take place Tuesday, Oct. 27. The talk is presented by Blair Fix.

The 2014 Statistical Employment Equity Report for York University is now posted

The report highlights the designated group representation at York University for the 2014 calendar year. It provides a statistical summary of the representation of the four designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities (racialized persons), aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Giller-prize winner Sean Michaels talks about the connections between science and the arts

In an event co-sponsored by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, the Faculty of Science and the Lassonde School of Engineering, Sean Michaels came to York U to talk about his novel “Us Conductors,” winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Happy holiday wishes from YFile

Best wishes to everyone at York University for a safe and happy holiday. YFile will move to a reduced schedule starting next week. Look for the next issue to appear in your email inbox on Dec. 15. We will publish again on Dec. 17. The first issue of the new year will be published on Jan. 6.

The synopsis of the 441st meeting of the Board of Governors of York University is now available

The synopsis of the 441st meeting of the Board of Governors of York University is now available. The meeting was held on Dec. 8.

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