Faculty of Science Dean Ray Jayawardhana announces new roles for Professors Sylvie Morin, Peter Cribb, Don Hastie, John Amanatides and Marshall McCall.
Regenesis at York, a student association focused on sustainability, has joined forces with Community Food Centres Canada’s Good Food Organization Program, to work towards a healthy and equitable food system.
On Thursday, June, 25, the Consul General of France in Toronto promoted Glendon Professor Stanislav Kirschbaum to the rank of Officer in the Order of Academic Palms of the French Republic.
Ronnie Morris, a PhD candidate in History and talented professional musician, suffered two major strokes as well as a double vertebral artery dissection. Morris is now home and working on his recovery. His family and friends are organizing a benefit concert and auction.
The synopsis of the 439th meeting of the Board of Governors of York University is now available. The meeting was held on June 22.
YFile will take a brief break Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 3. Starting Monday, July 6, YFile will publish on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week, instead of daily. YFile returns to its regular publishing schedule on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Craig Okazaki, facility operations manager at the Tait Mackenzie Centre, says Brazil reached out to York U to find space to train prior to the games and has since sent a scout group to the University to check out the Keele campus and its facilities. The team arrives June 28 and will stay on campus for the duration of the games.
Two students have won major academic prizes for their work in Canadian studies at York University. History student Jesse Thistle has won the Odessa Prize for 2014-2015 for his paper, “We are children of the river: Toronto’s Lost Metis History.” The Barbara Godard Prize for the Best Dissertation on the Study of Canada, was awarded to Ameil Joseph for his PhD dissertation “Authorities on the Subject: Deportation and the confluence of violence within forensic mental health and immigration systems.”
The Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline runs 1,150 kilometres from around Edmonton, Alta. to Burnaby, B.C. Canadian environmental history Professor Sean Kheraj reported on the pipeline’s background from 1947 to 2013, including a study of past oil spills, while disaster and emergency management Professor David Etkin evaluated the Trans Mountain-Det Norske Veritas risk analysis of oil spills from tankers.
SciX: Science Explorations Summer Camps run weekly from June 29 to Aug. 21. Registration is open and space is limited. Presented by York University’s Faculty of Science, the camps offer children in Grades 3 to 8 an opportunity to enrich their understanding of science through fun, hands-on activities that promote critical thinking, collaboration and inquiry-based learning.