YFile http://yfile.news.yorku.ca York University's Journal of Record Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:13:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 York U’s 20-Minute Clean Up is April 25 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/24/york-us-20-minute-clean-up-is-april-25/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/24/york-us-20-minute-clean-up-is-april-25/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:13:25 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=202357 On Friday, faculty, staff and students at York University will be volunteering their time to give the Keele and Glendon campuses a bit of "spit and polish" as part of the University's annual 20-Minute Makeover.

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York Lions field hockey player Anna Easty helps Canada win gold at Pan Am Cup http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/24/york-lions-field-hockey-player-anna-easty-helps-canada-win-gold-at-pan-am-cup/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/24/york-lions-field-hockey-player-anna-easty-helps-canada-win-gold-at-pan-am-cup/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:11:36 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=202354 York University Lions field hockey player Anna Easty helped Team Canada win the gold medal at the 2014 Indoor Pan American Cup in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Saturday, April 12. Easty, a fifth-year midfielder from Toronto and team captain for the Lions, started all five games for Canada in the round robin and playoffs.

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Plight of the bumble bees: York U researcher launches comprehensive guide to North American fauna http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/24/plight-of-the-bumble-bees-york-u-researcher-launches-comprehensive-guide-to-north-american-fauna/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/24/plight-of-the-bumble-bees-york-u-researcher-launches-comprehensive-guide-to-north-american-fauna/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:01:06 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=202327 Bumble Bees of North America, a new book co-authored by York University PhD graduate Sheila Colla, aims to shed light on the 46 bumble bee species found north of Mexico, their ecology and changing geographic landscape.

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York U history experts explore the First World War in documentary to mark centennial http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/24/york-u-history-experts-explore-the-first-world-war-in-documentary-to-mark-centennial/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/24/york-u-history-experts-explore-the-first-world-war-in-documentary-to-mark-centennial/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:41:54 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=202331 York University's Department of History in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies has produced a fascinating video series to mark the centennial of the Great War. The six-part series is available in English and French and can be viewed online.

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Spray Days: Pest control treatments on the Keele campus starting Friday http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/24/spray-days-pest-control-treatments-on-the-keele-campus-starting-friday-4/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/24/spray-days-pest-control-treatments-on-the-keele-campus-starting-friday-4/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:12:15 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=202344 The next spray days on the Keele campus will begin on Friday, April 25 at 5pm and end on Sunday, April 27 at 5pm.

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Paying it forward as easy as opening a door http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/24/paying-it-forward-as-easy-as-opening-a-door/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/24/paying-it-forward-as-easy-as-opening-a-door/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:44:05 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=202326 A recent York University study showed that the positive feeling that comes receiving a random act of kindness can stay with a person for six months, reported Ottawa South News.

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Reduce stress, cultivate creativity and tranquility http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/24/reduce-stress-cultivate-creativity-and-tranquility/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/24/reduce-stress-cultivate-creativity-and-tranquility/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:58:01 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=202276 Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, led by psychologist and York Professor Paul Ritvo, will start Tuesday, May 6 and run every Tuesday for eight sessions, from 5:30 to 7pm, at 102 Behavioural Science Building.

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York U celebrates Earth Day in style as one of Canada’s greenest employers http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/23/york-u-celebrates-earth-day-in-style-named-one-of-canadas-greenest-employers/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/23/york-u-celebrates-earth-day-in-style-named-one-of-canadas-greenest-employers/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:05:50 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=202286 The University marks Earth Day with a host of green announcements, including a new LEED Silver designation for the Life Sciences Building and the naming of York U as one of Canada's Greenest Employers.

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Some of the reasons why York U is a green university http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/23/york-university-is-a-green-u/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/23/york-university-is-a-green-u/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:31:58 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=202290 Cold water bottle refilling stations, the President's Sustainability Council, an eco-takeout pilot program and a commitment to LEED building standards are just a few of the reasons why York U is named one of Canada's Greenest Employers by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers project.

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York University joins the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/23/york-university-joins-the-southern-ontario-smart-computing-innovation-platform/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/04/23/york-university-joins-the-southern-ontario-smart-computing-innovation-platform/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:59:59 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=202259 Earlier this month, York University joined the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform, a research consortium that enables collaborative R & D between university researchers, IBM and small to medium-sized enterprises.

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