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.
Professor Brenda Zimmerman, director of the Health Industry Management Program and a Schulich alumna, died suddenly in a tragic car accident Tuesday, Dec. 16.
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.
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.
The synopsis of the 436th meeting of the Board of Governors of York University is now available. The meeting was held on Dec. 8.
Poet, filmmaker and artist Sylvia Hamilton is grounded in the present, but has a deep appreciation of history and of those who came before. She spoke about her recent collection of poetry, And I Alone Escaped to Tell You, as part of the Canadian Writers in Person series of public readings at York.
The President’s Staff Recognition Awards, a long-standing annual tradition, provides the York University community with a way to recognize colleagues for their commitment to the University.
As part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the Schulich School of Business and the Department of Organization Studies will be hosting the second Emotions and Institutions workshop. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 10:40am until noon, at W133 Seymour Schulich Building. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Poonam Puri has been appointed by Ontario’s Minister of Finance as the expert adviser to assist with the review of the Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act, 1994. The review will seek input from the public on how to strengthen the regulatory framework and protect consumers.
Researchers from four Faculties presented their research at the recent Building Healthy Lives and Communities Research Celebration, organized by the Office of Vice-President Research and Innovation, touching on everything from healthy aging and poverty to using technology to prevent bed sores.