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The Faculty of Graduate Studies recently honoured six York graduate students for their research contributions through their thesis — the capstone of their graduate degree. The prizes are given out every spring to honour master’s and PhD theses defended in the previous calendar year.
The Faculty of Environmental Studies announces the death of Pat Placzek, a graduate student enrolled in the Master in Environmental Studies program. On June 16, just eight days shy of his 35th birthday, Pat died after battling an aggressive form of leukemia.
On Wednesday, June 24, the Global Labour Research Centre is hosting a panel discussion titled “At the Intersections: Sport, Social Inequality and Labour in the Americas.” The event will take place from 2 to 5pm in the Harry Crowe Room, 109 Atkinson College, Keele campus.
Former York University Lions women’s volleyball player Melissa Humana-Paredes has been named to the Canadian beach volleyball team for the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto this summer. Humana-Paredes, a Toronto native, will play alongside longtime partner Taylor Pischke, who is from Winnipeg.
York University is gearing up for Pride Toronto Week, June 19 to 25, with a wide array of events for the Keele and Glendon campuses. The theme of the 35th edition of Pride Toronto is come OUT and PLAY, in acknowledgement of the 2015 Pan Am/Para Pan Am Games.
The Schulich School of Business at York University announced Wednesday that its full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program will be offered at the school’s Miles S. Nadal campus in downtown Toronto starting this September in addition to being offered at the University’s Keele campus.
Former Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach Chris Dennis has been selected as the head coach of the York University Lions men’s hockey team. Dennis is the 15th head coach in program history and a York alumnus.
York undergraduate nets top prize for oral presentation on the role of microRNA in reproductive biology
Undergraduate biology student, Jacob O’Brien, has won first prize for his oral presentation at the Southern Ontario Reproductive Biology workshop held at McMaster University. O’Brien works with Faculty of Science biology Professor Chun Peng, whose research focuses on women’s reproductive health, particularly the role of microRNA in normal placental development, pregnancy complications and ovarian cancer.
David Moffette, a PhD graduate in sociology, and Sarah D’Amour, a master’s graduate in psychology, are this year’s recipients of the Governor General’s Gold Medal. The medals are awarded to the graduate students with the highest academic standings.