Ian Macdonald, president emeritus of York University, professor emeritus of Economics and Public Policy at the Schulich School of Business, and director of the former Master of Public Administration program, was honoured by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.
York University hosted the fifth annual Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum (CKF16) on June 28 and 29. The forum, the only venue in Canada and the largest in the world, brings together the scholarship and the practice of knowledge mobilization across all disciplines.
In 2015, Glendon introduced its first science degree with options in psychology and biology. Just one year later, the campus celebrated Fatima Zadra, the first graduate of the program. Zadra is a transfer student from France.
The Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation welcomed a delegation of government representatives and business from Zibo, China including Gao Qingbo, the deputy mayor, Zibo Municipal People’s Government. The visit, which was led by Innovation York at York University, took place on June 16 to help facilitate opportunities for future research collaborations.
During spring convocation at York University, Jain received her engineering diploma and the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education gold medal for the highest score by a graduating student in engineering.
York University will welcome two Schulich Leaders this fall: Rathesh Balendran and Arma Khan. The 2015-16 academic year marks the fourth year of York University’s participation in the Schulich Leader Scholarship program.
The International Mathematical Modeling Challenge is held in various countries annually, but until now Canada has not been a participant. A team from York University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics successfully brought the challenge to Canada.
Schulich MBA student Olena Sapojnikova and her co-worker at Lexus Canada won bronze in the Young Marketers category at the Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France. They are the first Canadians to compete in the international program.
Two York University Lions athletes were recently recognized for their performance. Alexandria Town earned a bronze medal at the Canada Cup of International Wrestling and Brittany Crew earned a spot on Athletics Canada’s North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) U23 Championships.
A celebration of diversity and differences kicked off Monday, June 27 when the York University community marked the beginning of Pride festivities with a flag drop at the Keele and Glendon campuses. Celebrations continue through the week.