York staff and faculty are invited to volunteer for the YU Belong campaign that helps new students with the transition to university life. York Orientation Day is also looking for upper-year students, staff and faculty to volunteer.
York graduate student Iffath (Faith) Syed has had her publication on human rights and health noted not only by the Nobel Institute in Norway, but also by the European Court of Human Rights.
Lassonde will host the pan-university undergraduate research conference So You Think You Can Research? taking place Aug. 11 at the Bergeron Centre. Students from Lassonde School of Engineering, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Health and Schulich School of Business will be participating in this event.
The York University Lions women’s tennis team successfully defended their Canadian University Tennis Championships (CUTC) title on July 30, when they defeated their rivals the Montreal Carabins 4-3 in the final at Stade Uniprix in Montreal. The team has only lost one game in the last two years.
York University’s Science Enrichment and Educational Development for Syrians & Refugees (SEEDS) initiative hosted and organized a science outreach event for new refugee families at the Royal Ontario Museum on July 23.
York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies recently hosted a workshop in partnership with the Ontario Climate Consortium (OCC) and the Clean Air Council (CAC) to spark discussion around proposed amendments on land use planning framework with respect to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the Climate Change Action Plan.
Fifteen York PhD students meet last week at the Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) for the inaugural Lake Shift writing retreat. They were part of a group of more than 40 students from seven Ontario universities.
The Faculty of Science Dean’s Undergraduate Student Research Awards (DURAs) has provided funding for six undergraduate students to work in research labs over the summer. The DURAs were created to provide more opportunities for undergraduate science students at York to gain research experience.
York University hosted and co-sponsored the 2016 Toronto Hakka Conference in support of the Hakka people, a Chinese ethnic group. The three-day conference attracted an international audience and was co-organized with the Hakka Conference Committee and the Department of Humanities in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.
Orest Subtelny, a long-serving professor emeritus of history and political science at York University, died on Sunday, July 24. Subtelny joined York University in 1982 and retired in 2015, and made significant contributions to history research throughout his career.