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30.09.2014 in Current News

Weekend wrap: Women’s rugby Lions crush Varsity Blues in home finale

The York University Lions women’s rugby team took a commanding 100-0 win against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on Friday night at York’s Rugby Field. Lions player Zoe Smith proved to be the team’s secret weapon with her speed, scoring five tries.

30.09.2014 in Current News

Take Our Kids to Work returns to York U on Nov. 5

Take Our Kids to Work returns Wednesday, Nov. 5. If you are interested in bringing your Grade 9er with you to work, be sure to fill out the permission and registration forms and submit them by Oct. 31.

29.09.2014 in Current News

Senate synopsis is now available

The synopsis of the 606th meeting of the Senate of York University, held on Thursday, Sept. 25, is now available.

25.09.2014 in Current News

Lassonde School announces partnership with Markham-based Quanser

The Lassonde School of Engineering has joined with Markham-based Quanser in a new partnership that was announced on Sept. 23. As part of the event, Professor Alex Czekanski was named the Lassonde School’s inaugural chair in Design Engineering for Innovation.

25.09.2014 in Current News

Indigenous environmental art, masks created by Boruca artists at Crossroads

In the Mask of the Boruca, an exhibit at the new multipurpose space Xroads/Crossroads, focuses on the art of indigenous communities linked to the Las Nubes rainforest in Costa Rica, which was donated to York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies. The exhibit opened with a talk by Jamaican Canadian artist Charles Campbell and runs until Sept. 26.

23.09.2014 in Current News

Banking on freshwater education through citizen science programs

Fourteen HSBC employees from the GTA came to Keele campus, where they learned how to correctly sample and assess the health of the Stong Pond as part of the FreshWater Watch training program for citizen scientists. The group will take their new skills and knowledge back to their communities and conduct water sampling for a larger project on the health of freshwater sources.

23.09.2014 in Current News

Workshop looks at making oral narratives from African diaspora more accessible

Several scholars, community historians and digital specialists from Canada and the United States will speak at a three-day workshop, African Diaspora 2.0: Oral Sources and Digital Humanities, Sept. 26 to 28, looking at how to make oral narratives more accessible and visible.

23.09.2014 in Current News

Exhibit opens 23rd Festival of Images and Words Shared Spaces

A new exhibition, Into the colourful air, by Uruguayan visual artist Daniel Tomasini, will open the 23rd edition of the Festival of Images and Words Shared Spaces: Ibero-Pan-American Connections on Monday, Sept. 29, at 6:30pm. It will run until Oct. 11 at Glendon Gallery.

22.09.2014 in Current News

Weekend wrap: Women’s soccer Lions continue perfect start with win over Warriors

The No. 5 nationally ranked York University Lions women’s soccer team edged to another victory after defeating the University of Waterloo Warriors 1-0 on Friday.

22.09.2014 in Current News

Prominent racial justice, labour and international activist to speak Wednesday

Bill Fletcher Jr. will deliver his talk, “What Kind of Labour Movement Do We Need?”, Sept. 24, from 11:30am to 2:30pm, in the Harry Crowe Room, 109 Atkinson College. Fletcher has been involved in the United States labour and racial justice movements for nearly 40 years.

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