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25.11.2014 in Current News

Experts to discuss impact of Toronto City Council election on inner suburbs

Socioeconomic inequity continues to grow for many residents of northern Etobicoke, Scarborough and North York. A panel of academics, community activists and emerging politicians will discuss the dynamics, as well as the steps that could lead to a more socially just city on Monday, Dec. 1, at the 2014 Toronto Election: Implications for Politics and Social Justice in the Inner Suburbs event.

25.11.2014 in Current News

Correction: York Cares Campaign in support of the United Way has raised $150,000

More than three weeks has gone by since the start of the 2014 York Cares Campaign in support of the United Way Toronto and the University has raised $150, 000, which is more than 74 per cent of its final fundraising goal.

25.11.2014 in Current News

White Rose Legacy Circle pays tribute to generosity of York’s community members

In honour of the White Rose Legacy Circle’s third anniversary, the University held a special afternoon tea event on Oct. 21 to recognize alumni, faculty, staff, retirees and friends who have remembered York in their wills or through other forms of planned giving.

25.11.2014 in Current News

Inaugural Lambert Lecture looks at how indigenous voices are not heard

The inaugural Lambert Lecture on Indigenous Peoples and Neotropical Conservation Wednesday will look at how national and international climate change, biodiversity and food security strategies have failed to include the perspectives of indigenous communities in addressing these challenges.

25.11.2014 in Current News

Canadian and Colombian relations take on imperialist tone over extractives

Stefano Tijerina of the University of Maine will discuss Thursday how Canadian mining and oil companies control a large part of the Colombian economy, representing the power and flexibility of transnational corporations to shape globalization.

24.11.2014 in Current News

Professor Emeritus Ian Greene launches new book Tuesday

A new book, The Charter of Canadian Rights and Freedoms: 30 Years of Decisions that Shape Canadian Life, written by Ian Greene, professor emeritus of public policy and law, will launch Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 3:30pm in the McLaughlin Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College, Keele campus.

24.11.2014 in Current News

Sports recap: Men’s volleyball Lions win third straight with victory over Mustangs

The York University Lions men’s volleyball team won 3-1 against the Western University Mustangs on Saturday in London, Ont., stretching their winning streak to three matches. Veteran outside hitter Ray Szeto proved to be the Lions’ star player again with 21.5 points, including 18 kills and a service ace.

24.11.2014 in Current News

Wayne Grady Reads from ‘Emancipation Day’

Emancipation Day blurs the lines between fiction and non-fiction. It began as an exploration of Grady’s family history, which led to some surprising discoveries, and eventually became his debut novel.

24.11.2014 in Current News

Experts stress importance of exercise in combating risks of obesity

The symposium, Obesity: A Global Perspective from Molecular and Integrative Physiology to Individual Health, brought experts from York University and France together to discuss issues that affect obesity from a global perspective using a multidisciplinary approach.

20.11.2014 in Current News

Passings: Memorial service details for Thyra Garcia

A memorial service for Thyra Garcia has been planned for Monday, Nov. 24 at 3pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2125 Erin Centre Blvd., Mississauga, Ont.

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