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17.04.2014 in Current News

Vignettes used as relevant focus group method, talk

International visiting student and PhD Candidate in nursing, Jaqueline Macedo of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, will give her talk, “Using Vignettes as a Relevant Focus Group Method in School-Based Mental Health Research”, April 30.

15.04.2014 in Current News

Two York students winners in ‘CEO x 1 Day’ executive shadowing program

Two York U students were among the 11 students selected to shadow 11 of Canada’s top executives for a day. Charu Jaiswal was matched with Elyse Allan, president and CEO of GE Canada, and Brandon Sun shadowed Cineplex Entertainment CEO Ellis Jacob.

15.04.2014 in Current News

Book looks at future trends in principles governing institutional investors

The Cambridge Handbook of Institutional Investment and Fiduciary Duty, a new book co-edited by York Professor Edward J. Waitzer, offers novel perspectives on dynamics that drive the current emphasis on short-term investment returns and analyzes the forces at work in markets around the world.

15.04.2014 in Current News

Grad a Canadian delegate at Nuclear Knowledge Summit in Amsterdam

Alykhan Visram was selected by the Young Diplomats of Canada to represent the country as a young delegate. He met with the European and Dutch delegations to present and explain his interpretation of Canada’s stance on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

14.04.2014 in Current News

York team named top Canadian team in Mars Society’s design competition

A team of students from the Lassonde School of Engineering and the Faculty of Science at York University reached the semi-finals of the Mars Society’s Inspiration Mars Design Competition. York space engineering students Jagannath Kshtriya and Isaac DeSouza and science student Eric Shear developed a mission plan for a two-person flyby of Mars to be launched by 2018.

14.04.2014 in Current News

President’s Sustainability Council student subcommittee elections on Tuesday

Calling all students. Do you want to have a say in York University’s sustainability and social justice policies? Then get involved by running to be a part of the President’s Sustainability Council Student Sub-Committee for the 2014/2015 academic year.

14.04.2014 in Current News

Talk looks at 18th century transatlantic slave trade along Loango Coast

Stacey Sommerdyk, a postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of History at the University of the Witwatersrand, will discuss the cross-cultural exchange and the Dutch Middelburg Commercial Company on the Loango Coast on April 17 from 3:30 to 5pm.

11.04.2014 in Current News

PhD candidate Natalia Angel-Cabo wins IDRC Doctoral Research Award Competition 2013

Angel-Cabo’s winning research project studies the effects of a new governance approach to the enforcement of social and economic rights in the Global South. Angel-Cabo is conducting an empirical study of the outcomes of two landmark rulings of the Colombian Constitutional Court.

11.04.2014 in Current News

Register soon for York U’s second annual Teaching in Focus conference on May 22

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.

10.04.2014 in Current News

Passings: Jim Flaherty was one of Osgoode’s most accomplished graduates

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.

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