YFile http://yfile.news.yorku.ca York University's Journal of Record Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:49:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Teaching Commons honours TAs with record of completion certificates http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/teaching-commons-honours-tas-with-record-of-completion-certificates/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/teaching-commons-honours-tas-with-record-of-completion-certificates/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:50:21 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=212509 On Dec. 4, Record of Completion certificates were presented to 24 Teaching Assistants who attended at least five workshops hosted by the York University Teaching Commons.

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Nominate a great teacher for one of four teaching awards http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/nominate-a-great-teacher-for-one-of-four-teaching-awards/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/nominate-a-great-teacher-for-one-of-four-teaching-awards/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:42:32 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=212589 The President's University-Wide Teaching Awards honour those individuals who, through innovation and commitment, have significantly enhanced the quality of learning for York students. Four awards are offered each year. Nominations are due Feb. 6, 2015.

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Biology student wins award for genetic research with fruit flies http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/biology-student-wins-award-for-genetic-research-with-fruit-flies/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/biology-student-wins-award-for-genetic-research-with-fruit-flies/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:39:28 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=212516 Faculty of Science biology student Kiu Ming April Kong is the first from a Canadian university to receive the Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Award from the Genetics Society of America. She will present her research on fruit flies and cancer at a conference in Chicago early March.

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Passings: York's Schulich School of Business loses one of its brightest stars http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/passings-yorks-schulich-school-of-business-loses-one-of-its-brightest-stars/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/passings-yorks-schulich-school-of-business-loses-one-of-its-brightest-stars/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:38:47 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=212569 Professor Brenda Zimmerman, director of the Health Industry Management Program and a Schulich alumna, died suddenly in a tragic car accident Tuesday, Dec. 16.

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York U releases its Annual Sustainability Report http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/york-u-releases-its-annual-sustainability-report/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/york-u-releases-its-annual-sustainability-report/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:11:55 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=212502 Some of the University's sustainability successes include a 30 per cent reduction in energy use since 2007, a new farmers' market, the diversion from landfill of 65 per cent of the University's waste and being named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2013 and 2014.

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Michael Bryant urges repeal of law that 'criminalizes homelessness' http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/michael-bryant-urges-repeal-of-law-that-criminalizes-homelessness/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/michael-bryant-urges-repeal-of-law-that-criminalizes-homelessness/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:34:15 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=212528 York University Professor Stephen Gaetz said the law is a "waste" of the justice system's resources, reported the Toronto Star. Gaetz estimated that it cost Toronto police almost $1 million in time to hand out $4 million in tickets between 2000 and 2010 -- 99 per cent of which are never paid because homeless people cannot afford the fines that range from $60 to $500.

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Six-day retreat shapes future student leaders http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/six-day-retreat-shapes-future-student-leaders/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/six-day-retreat-shapes-future-student-leaders/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:32:15 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=212524 Some 60 York students participated in the University's annual LeaderShape program, which is an intensive six-day leadership retreat where participants develop a personal vision blueprint for the change they wish to see in the world.

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AODA: Integrated Standard training brochure is now available http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/aoda-human-rights-training-brochure-is-now-available/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/aoda-human-rights-training-brochure-is-now-available/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:06:55 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=212410 The Integrated Standard requires that York University provide training to all faculty and staff on the requirements of the standard and the Ontario Human Rights Code as it relates to persons with disabilities.

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Remember to unplug and turn off equipment before leaving for the holiday break http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/remember-to-unplug-and-turn-off-equipment-before-leaving-for-the-holiday-break-2/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/remember-to-unplug-and-turn-off-equipment-before-leaving-for-the-holiday-break-2/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:05:12 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=212534 Turn off your computer and small appliances before leaving for the holiday break. This simple step helps York University reduce its energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

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High school teachers and students treated to an 'Interstellar' evening http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/high-school-teachers-and-students-treated-to-an-interstellar-evening/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/12/17/high-school-teachers-and-students-treated-to-an-interstellar-evening/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:51:43 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=212551 Students and teachers from GTA high schools paid a visit to York University to participate in the Department of Physics & Astronomy's annual high school teacher's evening. The event featured a screening of the new Hollywood blockbuster Interstellar.

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