Fifteen York PhD students meet last week at the Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) for the inaugural Lake Shift writing retreat. They were part of a group of more than 40 students from seven Ontario universities.
The Faculty of Science Dean’s Undergraduate Student Research Awards (DURAs) has provided funding for six undergraduate students to work in research labs over the summer. The DURAs were created to provide more opportunities for undergraduate science students at York to gain research experience.
York University hosted and co-sponsored the 2016 Toronto Hakka Conference in support of the Hakka people, a Chinese ethnic group. The three-day conference attracted an international audience and was co-organized with the Hakka Conference Committee and the Department of Humanities in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.
Orest Subtelny, a long-serving professor emeritus of history and political science at York University, died on Sunday, July 24. Subtelny joined York University in 1982 and retired in 2015, and made significant contributions to history research throughout his career.
The inaugural Biophysics Contest for high school students attracted more than 160 students from across Ontario. The contest was hosted by the Biophysics program in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, Faculty of Science.
Mary Ann Saleh had hopes of one day becoming a lawyer. She will be remembered for her passion for helping people and her love of animals. The York University student, who was working to complete her BA (Honours) in philosophy, died suddenly on July 8.
John May, a former star on the Lions men’s volleyball team and Sport York Hall of Fame member, has been named the head coach of the Lions women’s volleyball program following a nationwide search. May is a former Olympic team head coach.
A group of scholars from York University have offered their reflections on the published Confederation debates of 1865 in the latest issue of “Canada Watch,” a publication produced by York’s Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies.
The Faculty of Education partnered with York’s Asian Business & Management Program (ABMP) to provide a unique training program on inquiry-based learning for over 80 teachers and administrators in Beijing, China, this past June. The training was led by York instructors Marc Husband and Jilian Stambolich.
Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics Prof. Maria Joao Dodman publishes book of short narratives
The region of the Azores, Portugal is the subject of a new book of narratives published by York University Professor Maria Joao Dodman. The book explores the notion of hybrid identity and was released late last month.