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28.10.2014 in Current News

1,776 steps later, York raises more than $4,000 for United Way

It’s a long way up to the top of the CN Tower, but York University team members made the climb in support of United Way Toronto early on a recent Saturday morning. The team also came in second place for most funds raised in the public climb.

27.10.2014 in Current News

Next STS Seminar looks at the Canadian conservative government’s war on science

John Dupuis, associate librarian with the Steacie Science and Engineering Library at York University, will speak about a variety of government tactics used to muzzle government scientists during the next Science and Technology Studies (STS) Seminar Series talk on Tuesday, Oct. 28 in the Paul A. Delaney Gallery, 320 Norman Bethune College.

27.10.2014 in Current News

Talk delves into mindfulness meditation today

Learn more about mindfulness meditation Oct. 28 when Professor Paul Ritvo talks about Mindfulness Meditation: Scientific Assessment of Ancient Asian Wisdom, from 3 to 4:30pm, at 402 Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building.

27.10.2014 in Current News

Responsible investment and the York Endowment Fund discussion panel planned for Nov. 5

The discussion, which is an initiative of the Committee on Responsible Investing at York University, will provide an opportunity for the York community to engage in the discussion about the investment of the University’s endowment funds.

23.10.2014 in Current News

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

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, at the Underground Restaurant with aboriginal elder Laureen Waters at the opening ceremonies.

23.10.2014 in Current News

Geography conference to focus on top global and local challenges

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.

23.10.2014 in Current News

Spirit vigil raises awareness about violence against indigenous women

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.

23.10.2014 in Current News

Anita McBride Alumni Mentoring Luncheon delivers guidance and more

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.

22.10.2014 in Current News

Lions welcome Warriors for FANfest game

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.

22.10.2014 in Current News

Talk looks at what public thinks about unions and what labour can do about it

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.

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