Join in the commemoration for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 11:30am to 12:30pm, outside Vari Hall, with aboriginal elder Laureen Waters at the opening ceremonies.
York’s Department of Geography will host the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers — Ontario Division Oct. 24 and 25, featuring 120 research papers and several roundtables. Chief City of Toronto planner Jennifer Keesmaat will give the opening address Friday.
Some 50 students, staff and faculty recently marched from York’s Vari Hall to the York Tipi near Osgoode Hall Law School as part of the Spirit Vigil to Honour Our Stolen Sisters, raise awareness about violence against indigenous women and support the call for a national inquiry.
Graduates of the Faculty of Environmental Studies got to network, meet and mingle at the annual Anita McBride Alumni Mentoring Luncheon aimed at establishing networks between graduates of the faculty’s programs and current students. About 130 students, faculty and community members attended the event.
The York University Lions football team will wrap up the regular season on Saturday, Oct. 25 with an afternoon game against the University of Waterloo Warriors at York Stadium. The match will begin at 1pm and can also be seen live online on OUA.tv.
Professor of labour studies and sociology Tom Juravich of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will give a public talk about unions Oct. 30, followed by a two-day strategic corporate research workshop Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
On Friday, Oct. 24, at 2:30pm, York University students, faculty and staff are encouraged to come out for 20 or 30 minutes to pick up litter and help beautify the Keele campus before the snow falls.
York University Libraries will celebrate Open Access Week from Oct. 20 to 26 with a movie screening and talk by Professor Carys Craig, renowned copyright scholar and associate dean research and institutional relations at Osgoode Hall Law School, on Oct. 24, from 2 to 4pm.
York University and Revera Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a research and education partnership in the area of aging. Their first joint undertaking is the creation of a specialized Director of Care Certificate in Clinical Leadership program.
Two men with autism, who shed light on the disorder to change attitudes, and York University Visiting Professor Gerardine Wurzburg, who captured their quest in a documentary film, will be on hand for a free screening of the film, Wretches and Jabberers, on Friday, Oct. 24, at 4:30pm at the Price Family Cinema.