The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has named York University a silver award winner of its 2015 Circle of Excellence awards program. York was recognized for the Faculty of Science’s promotional video.
It’s been more than three years since York University’s Campus Services & Business Operations Grounds staff identified and initiated a strategy for dealing with the emerald ash borer. Since then, as was predicted by forestry experts, the bug has proven to be as serious a threat to Ontario’s urban forests, including the green ash trees on York University’s campuses.
For York University’s top supporters and Toronto’s most generous wine collectors, the Fisher Fund Wine Tasting & Auction is not only a unique chance to walk away with some of the world’s most prized wines, it’s also an important opportunity to come together in support of ongoing research and conservation programs at York’s Las Nubes Rainforest.
York U kinesiology student Anisha Akhtar and nursing grad Julian Yim talk about why they decided to volunteer for the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games and what they are hoping to achieve as members of the 23,000-strong group of volunteers supporting the Games.
The Lassonde School of Engineering has formed a partnership with one of India’s most prestigious academic institutions. The bilateral agreement with IIT Roorkee — part of the Indian Institutes of Technology — will provide a launching pad for new collaborations and projects jointly led by Lassonde researchers and their Indian counterparts.
More than 40 Faculty and grads of the Faculty of Environmental Studies and the Schulich School of Business met recently to discuss the evolution and prevalence of entrepreneurship in the field of sustainability as part of the Entrepreneurial Approaches to Sustainability: Strategies for Navigating a Changing Environment conference.
Fifteen York U history students participated in a dig in Cabrera de Mar in Barcelona, Spain. The students uncovered the remains of a complex house that was inhabited and abandoned approximately 2,150 to 2,100 years ago.
The environmental and community organization Regenesis at York University teamed up with Maloca Community Garden to hold a clean-up day at the garden located on York U’s Keele campus. The June 18 event brought the two student organizations together to get the urban community garden ready for spring planting.
About 100 law students from student-staffed legal clinics across Ontario now have a better understanding of domestic violence issues thanks to a domestic violence awareness training program held June 17 at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.