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YFile http://yfile.news.yorku.ca York University's Journal of Record Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:54:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 Call for nominations: President's Prizes in Creative Writing Competition http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2016/11/20/call-for-nominations-presidents-prizes-in-creative-writing-competition/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:58:04 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=236515 Organizers of The President's Prizes in Creative Writing Competition are looking for original pieces in one or all of the following genres: poetry, short fiction, screenplay and stage play. A prize of $400 will be awarded to the best entry in each genre.

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Sexual Violence Policy Working Group hosts two open forums Nov. 23 and 24 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2016/11/20/working-group-community-consultations-on-the-sexual-violence-policy-now-underway/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:55:35 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=236428 During the fall, the Sexual Violence Policy Working Group at York University is consulting with constituent groups across the University community to get their input on the draft policy and related processes and supports. Two open forums are planned for this week to receive feedback from the Keele and Glendon campus communities.

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A message to the University community from Samina Sami, executive director of community safety http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2016/11/20/a-message-to-the-university-community-from-samina-sami-executive-director-of-community-safety/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:54:56 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=236527 Recent reports of increased acts of intolerance and hate across North America can serve as a reminder to our community to continue to practice respect and embrace diversity. Our core values stand in stark contrast to statements or acts that malign individuals or groups or attempt to marginalize members of our community.

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York retirees recognized for service during lunch celebration http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2016/11/20/york-retirees-recognized-for-service-during-lunch-celebration/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:53:53 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=236491 Members of York University's senior administration paid tribute to recently retired faculty and staff during the annual Retirees Luncheon held Nov. 17 in the Private Dining Room in Schulich's Executive Learning Centre, where retirees and their guests enjoyed a gourmet lunch.

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York U bookstore offers fair-trade campus wear while it launches its annual holiday sale Nov. 21 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2016/11/18/york-u-bookstore-offers-fair-trade-campus-wear-while-it-launches-its-annual-holiday-sale-nov-21/ Sat, 19 Nov 2016 01:21:49 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=236539 York University students can show off their school spirit and social conscience at the same time, with a new line of fair-trade T-shirts. The bookstore launched the new line of fair-trade T-shirts to coincide with its holiday sale, which runs Nov. 21 to Dec. 22.

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Education students take classroom to the Humber River http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2016/11/18/education-students-take-classroom-to-the-humber-river/ Sat, 19 Nov 2016 00:53:03 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=236389 Students in the Faculty of Education's Pedagogy of the Land course had an opportunity to learn from the land first-hand with a visit to the Humber River in Toronto led by Doug Anderson, Metis and founding member of Naadmaagit Ki Group (NKG) .

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Results of the first ever National Youth Homelessness Survey released http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2016/11/18/results-of-the-first-ever-national-youth-homelessness-survey-released/ Fri, 18 Nov 2016 21:39:26 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=236529 According to the survey, youth homelessness can begin as young as age 13, and if not addressed can lead to years on the streets. More than 6,000 youth do not have a safe place to sleep every night, making youth homelessness one of the most urgent social issues in Canada.

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York welcomes Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Integration http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2016/11/18/york-welcomes-fulbright-visiting-research-chair-in-north-american-integration/ Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:43:30 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=236485 This fall, Anne Sisson Runyan, professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati's College of Arts & Sciences, will serve as the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Integration at York University.

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Blood Drive at York this week http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2016/11/18/blood-drive-at-york-this-week-2/ Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:41:35 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=236509 From Nov. 21 to 25, Canadian Blood Services will be on campus running a blood donation drive in Central Square/East Bear Pit.

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The dogfight over electoral reform is about power -- full stop http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2016/11/18/the-dogfight-over-electoral-reform-is-about-power-full-stop/ Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:34:42 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=236511