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Teaching Commons marks five years with a look forward to the future

Through an emphasis on educational development, the Teaching Commons’ activities have focused on assisting thousands of full- and part-time faculty, lecturers and teaching assistants by enhancing their teaching practice through workshops, courses and individual advising.

Bryden Alumni Awards gala celebrates the impact of York University grads

Held on Nov. 23, in downtown Toronto at the Royal Ontario Museum, close to 300 guests filled the museum’s elegantly decorated Currelly Gallery & Canada Court to celebrate the achievements of four noteworthy York University alumni.

Follow York University’s newly re-aligned social media channels in the new year

York University’s main institutional Twitter and Facebook accounts will re-align in the new year. The changeover will take place on Jan. 3, 2018.

Bee researchers at York University host their sixth “BeeCon”

Researchers from York University’s Faculties of Science and Environmental Studies hosted their sixth “BeeCon,” otherwise known as Southern Ontario’s Bee Researchers Symposium. The event took place Nov. 24.

York hosts special 100-year commemoration of the tango

A celebration of tango and its place in Hispanic culture was marked by York University’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics on Nov. 28 with the screening of two short films.

Passings: Professor Emeritus Don Coles remembered as celebrated writer, educator

Long-serving York University faculty member Professor Emeritus Donald L. Coles died on Nov. 29 with his family by his side. He taught humanities and creative writing at York for 30 years.

Awards

Graduate research celebrated at annual Scholars Reception

Graduate students, faculty and staff gathered at York University’s Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholars Reception on Dec. 5 to honour recipients of major internal and external research scholarships.

Filomena Petrilli

Passings: Schulich staff member Filomena Petrilli provided sense of community

Filomena Petrilli, secretary for the accounting faculty at Schulich School of Business since 1995, died on Dec. 6 after a long battle with cancer. She was 60.

Call for Nominations: Masters for McLaughlin, New and Vanier Colleges

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies is seeking three tenured faculty members who can provide leadership and mentoring to the intellectual community of students, faculty and fellows at three of its colleges.

Spray days pest control treatments start Friday, Dec. 15

The next spray days on the Keele and Glendon campuses will begin on Friday, Dec. 15 at 5pm and end on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 5pm.