Colin McGuire nets two prizes for papers exploring the connection between music and martial arts. McGuire is a PhD candidate in music studying ethnomusicology and is completing his dissertation.
Toronto’s inaugural Science Literacy Week is happening at York University Libraries Sept. 22 to 28, featuring book displays, talks and screenings across the GTA. Festivities will kick off with science demonstrations in the Scott Library Atrium, followed by a talk by science journalist Dan Falk about his book The Science of Shakespeare in the Scott Library and a “Cosmos” TV show double bill.
Five faculty members from a broad range of disciplines and a teaching assistant were honoured recently with the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies’ top awards for teaching and research.
The Archives of Ontario is hosting a table as part of this year’s YorkFest to mark the debut of the archives’ latest onsite exhibit, Dear Sadie: Love, Lives, and Remembrance from Ontario’s First World War.
Devanto S. Pratomo of Brawijaya University in Indonesia, winner of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization and the Government of Canada SEAMEO-Jasper Research Award, will discuss his research on education, migration and development in Indonesia on Monday, Sept. 22, from 1:30 to 3:30pm, at 519 Kaneff Tower.
Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize for his second novel, Through Black Spruce, York University alumnus Joseph Boyden will read from his newest work as part of the Creative Writing Reading Series on Tuesday, Sept. 23.
YorkFest 2014 features a Festival Village that connects York U students to clubs and services. There is also a free concert featuring Grandtheft and Thugli on Sept. 18 at the Rexall Centre.
Osgoode has launched an innovative five-year pilot program that will see a minimum of five juris doctor students per year offered admission to the law school on an income-contingent loan basis.
The book’s editors, York University political science Professor Leah F. Vosko, geography Professor Valerie Preston and political science Professor Robert Latham, will be on hand for the Sept. 18 launch, along with several speakers.
The deprofessionalization and labour market integration challenges of immigrant professionals are well known. However, more attention needs to be paid to the impact of these challenges on the professional identity of immigrants. Four speakers will address the topic during a panel discussion Sept. 18 at the 519 Church Street Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto.