The Teaching in Focus conference on May 22 is free and features a carefully curated program of workshops and panels. It offers the latest information on innovations in teaching and the presenters are leaders in their fields. Register early to avoid disappointment.
Former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty died in his Ottawa home on April 10. Mr. Flaherty graduated in 1973 from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School.
The best and the brightest of undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health, were honoured for academic excellence at the 2014 Psychology Awards.
As of April 8, Microsoft ended support for the Windows XP operating system and will no longer provide updates, including security and critical patches, for the operating system. York’s University Information Technology has provided a series of steps to secure home and office computers.
Faculty of Education student Melanie Pretorius has been awarded the 2014 Helen G. Mitchell Award from the Ontario Modern Language Teachers’ Association.
Earlier this week a serious computing vulnerability called the The Heartbleed Bug was discovered. Clients are advised to change their passwords for all York and external accounts.
The community has indicated it would like a sustainable urban community with increased pedestrian activity that is well supported by public transit and cycling, along with parks, open spaces and outdoor social spaces. The full report for Phase 1 consultations is available on the Lands for Learning website.
The annual Department of Psychology undergraduate Honours Thesis Poster Day drew some 80 students and their research to Vari Hall, where students Katherine Matthews and Susanna Kim co-won the top prize for their research.
The York University Lions were named the champion of the TRY Cup for the third straight year this month, once again asserting themselves as the top intramurals program in the city. The TRY Cup pits intramural teams from the Toronto Varsity Blues, Ryerson Rams and York Lions against each other.
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities is allocating $212,000 over three years to York University for a pilot project that will support students with autism spectrum disorders as they make the transition to postsecondary education.