YFile http://yfile.news.yorku.ca York University's Journal of Record Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:21:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.4 TEDx YorkU 2015: sharing ideas and visions from the York U community http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/tedx-yorku-2015-sharing-ideas-and-visions-from-the-york-u-community/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/tedx-yorku-2015-sharing-ideas-and-visions-from-the-york-u-community/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:14:40 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=218346 Eleven speakers and performances from the University's faculty, alumni, students and staff let their ideas ricochet off one another, encouraging a ping-pong effect of thoughtful conversation as part of York's 2015 TEDxYorkU conference.

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SCOLAPS Chair Sayjon Ariyarathnam named 2015 President for a Day http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/scolaps-chair-sayjon-ariyarathnam-named-2015-president-for-a-day/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/scolaps-chair-sayjon-ariyarathnam-named-2015-president-for-a-day/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:55:55 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=218329 After much discussion, deliberation and friendly debate, the judges have selected a winner for the 2015 President for a Day contest. This fall Sayjon Ariyarathnam, who will be entering the fourth year of a Criminology and Human Rights and Equity Studies double major, will become York University's fourth President for a Day.

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Four green announcements highlight York U's expertise in sustainability http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/four-green-announcements-highlight-york-us-expertise-in-sustainability/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/four-green-announcements-highlight-york-us-expertise-in-sustainability/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:55:11 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=218322 At a special event on Friday, April 24 at the Keele campus to mark worldwide Earth Day and Earth Week events, York President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri announced a number of key awards and accomplishments to advance the University's global leadership in sustainability.

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Nominations now being accepted for Senate elected positions http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/nominations-now-being-accepted-for-senate-elected-positions-3/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/nominations-now-being-accepted-for-senate-elected-positions-3/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:49:27 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=218179 The Executive Committee has issued its annual call for expressions of interest in, and nominations for, Senate elected positions. For details, see the dedicated Elections webpage available on the Senate website.

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Libraries offer free bootcamps as access to RefWorks is phased out http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/libraries-offer-free-bootcamps-as-access-to-refworks-is-phased-out/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/libraries-offer-free-bootcamps-as-access-to-refworks-is-phased-out/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:48:10 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=218156 For many years, the York University Libraries provided access to RefWorks, a web-based bibliographic tool used to keep track of citations. The libraries have opted to discontinue RefWorks as of June 30 and will instead be supporting two free alternative products: Zotero and Mendeley. To help the community, the libraries are offering a series of free migration bootcamps.

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Senate synopsis is now available http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/senate-synopsis-is-now-available-6/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/senate-synopsis-is-now-available-6/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:46:24 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=218306 The synopsis of the 615th meeting of the Senate of York University, held on April 23, is now available.

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Canada plays 'critical role' in building next space telescope http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/canada-plays-critical-role-in-building-next-space-telescope/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/canada-plays-critical-role-in-building-next-space-telescope/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:23:06 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=218165 Ray Jayawardhana, astronomy professor and dean of science at York University, was quoted in the Toronto Sun April 26.

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Lassonde engineers part of #30in30 Inspiring Women in Engineering http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/lassonde-engineers-part-of-30in30-inspiring-women-in-engineering/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/lassonde-engineers-part-of-30in30-inspiring-women-in-engineering/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:21 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=217870 Three Lassonde professors and researchers were featured by the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada's Pratt & Whitney Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering Ontario in the #30in30 Inspiring Women in Engineering initiative last month.

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Mandatory retirement is bad public policy: new book http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/mandatory-retirement-is-bad-public-policy-new-book/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/mandatory-retirement-is-bad-public-policy-new-book/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:04:01 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=218158 Among the countries in East Asia with aging populations, mandatory retirement makes little economic sense, according to Retirement in Japan and South Korea: The past, the present and the future of mandatory retirement by Professor Thomas Klassen.

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Fitness comes to you this spring and summer http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/fitness-comes-to-you-this-spring-and-summer/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/04/27/fitness-comes-to-you-this-spring-and-summer/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:28:12 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=218238 Get fit during your lunch time. The Fit 4 Life Employee Program offers three different locations where you can take yoga, boot camp or circuit classes beginning in May.

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