A familiar and friendly face at York University, Jeff Honsinger was a dedicated member of the staff working in the Office of the President. Mr. Honsinger died on Aug. 28 just two weeks shy of his 58th birthday after short battle with cancer.
The Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Learning Institute returns for its third instalment on Oct. 1. This year’s conference will focus on topics related to maternal and child health and health care from a global perspective.
Sandra Kamau died suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 28 at the young age of 42. Ms. Kamau was known to many in the University community for her customer service role in the York University Bookstore.
The York University Lions football team fell to the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks by a score of 38-21 in their season opener on Sunday afternoon at York Stadium. The Lions are back on the gridiron on Monday, Sept. 7, at 7pm against the Western Mustangs in London, Ont.
York University PhD student Jordana Waxman was one of two inaugural doctoral recipients of a new distinction of the Canada Graduate Scholarship. Waxman will receive $105,000 over three years as part of the Canada Graduate Scholarship to Honour Nelson Mandela to continue her research in clinical development psychology.
Two York University Lions volleyball players captured gold medals in their divisions during national championships, Aug. 22 and 23. The tournament was held at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto.
Kyra McLellan will begin her first year studying space engineering at York U this fall. She comes to the University as a Schulich Leader Scholar, and is one of 25 students across Canada to receive the $80,000 award.
Join the Centre for Student Community & Leadership Development when it launches its Milk Bag Mattress program on Sept. 1. The program is a new initiative to divert milk bags from the landfill, while at the same time helping those in need.
A York University professor and an alumna were invited to the White House to collaborate on a nationwide project in the U.S. that looks at encouraging girls of colour to participate in social and behavioural sciences. Psychology Professor Alexandra Rutherford and PhD graduate Cathy Faye were both at the Aug. 24 meeting in Washington, D.C.
Business and Society Professor Darryl Reed received the annual award for Outstanding Contribution to Cooperative Education and Training for 2015 from the Association of Cooperative Educators at its annual meeting at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst on July 14.