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.
York U’s Lions men’s volleyball team welcomes three new recruits for the 2015-16 season. Head coach Wally Dyba recently announced that middle blocker Toure Nwakwesi, setter Davis Gordon and outside hitter Andrew Shotbolt will join the team.
The Art Gallery of York University is serving up art and culture every Tuesday at lunchtime. Join in as they lead a guided tour of the University’s outdoor sculpture collection.
A team of six students from the Lassonde School of Engineering and their product UniSwipe took third place at this year’s LaunchYU pitch competition in King City on July 16. The students developed an app that provides an efficient way for groups to split restaurant tabs without the need for complicated calculations.
Two new assistant coaches will join the coaching staff of the York Lions men’s hockey team. Head coach Chris Dennis announced on Friday that Russ Herrington and Jesse Messier will join the coaching action this season.
York faculty and students attended Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design & Space, which took place June 18 to 28 in Prague, Czech Republic. The event is one of the largest international gatherings that is dedicated to scenography and theatre design. The faculty and students presented their work and assisted with the event’s technical components.
After an undefeated season, the York University Lions women’s tennis team won its first national title. The Lions defeated the University of Alberta Pandas 4 to 1 in the Canadian University Tennis Championships on Sunday, Aug. 16 at the Aviva Centre.