The exquisite 100-year-old Bosendorfer grand piano will advance York’s music programs, but first it needs some restoration work. It was gifted in memory of Barbara June Rosenberg, a collector of art and champion of the performing arts who died unexpectedly in October 2013.
York Professor William Gage has recently published an ebook that acts as a primer for people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, members of their family or caregivers, titled Don’t Fall: Parkinson’s Disease, Knowledge for Patients, Families and Caregivers to Reduce the Risk of Falling.
A report released Aug. 26 by the Council of Ontario Universities shows that university faculty and librarians provide measurable and important benefits to the postsecondary system. The ‘Faculty At Work’ report includes data from York University, Ontario’s second largest university and one of 17 of the province’s 21 publicly assisted universities surveyed in the report.
Thanks to York University and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, 10 Greek students and one professor were invited to attend a two-week summer school at York, designed as an enrichment opportunity for students from abroad as well as at York.
On Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 1pm and 6pm at the Rexall Centre on York’s Keele campus, the University will hold its annual You Had Me at Consent talk as part of Making Connections Day — the kick-off to York University’s student orientation week. Thousands of students will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers Rachel Griffin and Joshua Phillips on the subject of gender-based violence and popular culture.
September is only a few days away and with it comes a group of new students who will be partaking in academic and social orientation events all across the Keele and Glendon campuses, from Sept. 1 to 7.
Orientation isn’t just for students. New faculty starting work at York University will have their own orientation Aug. 26 and 27 at the Keele campus.
Top stories in YorkU magazine’s Fall 2014 issue include: a little bit of Mars at York; the life-changing effects of reading, kindness and brain exercise; political trailblazer Jagmeet Singh; and a look back at York’s first homecoming.
On Aug. 7, a group of Grade 9 students from the Jane and Finch community were celebrated at a special graduation ceremony at Moot Court in York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School. The group had just completed a six-week summer program run by Success Beyond Limits.
“Communities and their Schools: Transformative Practices and Possibilities,” the title of this year’s summer institute, highlights the important dialogue on how communities and schools might collaborate to identify practices and possibilities for more inclusive partnerships.