York University MEd student Abshir Hassan was a passionate teacher who wanted to make a difference in his community and in the lives of the children who lived there. He died tragically on July 8 at the age of 31.
Digital media grad Ahmad Aseeri has been named as the 2014 recipient of the Bergeron Medal of Distinction. Aseeri, who hails from Saudi Arabia, is an international student who has excelled academically and is an entrepreneur.
Vice-President Academic and Provost Rhonda Lenton and Vice-President Finance and Administration Gary Brewer have issued a statement to the community about the Academic and Administrative Program Review, now at the end of the data collection phase.
Fourth-year York history student Catherine Timms of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies won the Odessa Prize for her essay, while Monique Giroux won the Barbara Godard Prize for the Best Dissertation on the Study of Canada.
York University alumnus Steve Orsini (MES ’86) will head the Ontario Public Service as secretary of the cabinet and clerk of the executive council starting Wednesday.
Earlier this year, York University partnered with Bonfire Interactive Limited (Bonfire) to use its web-based electronic bid submission and evaluation tool. York Procurement Services has successfully piloted a number of acquisitions in Bonfire and is now ready to roll out the use of the solution to the University community.
York University welcomed more than 400 local high-school students, along with their community and school supporters, to the Keele campus and Osgoode Hall Law School as part of the second annual Walk of Excellence.
Aidan Moir, a master’s grad in Communication and Culture, received the Governor General’s Gold Academic Medal at York University’s convocation ceremony on Tuesday, June 17, as the graduate student with the highest academic standing.
Three York graduates took home Toronto’s most prestigious awards in theatre, dance and opera productions at the 35th annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
Janusz Kozinski, founding dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering, was inducted on June 24 as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.