21.05.2015 in Top Stories

Students' originality and creativity celebrated at the 2015 President's Creative Writing Awards

A dozen York University students were recognized for their work in poetry, short fiction, screenwriting and stage writing at the 2015 President’s Creative Writing Awards and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies’ Creative Writing Program Awards ceremony on May 12.

21.05.2015 in Top Stories

'The Economist' ranks Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA Among top 5 in the world

“The Economist” magazine has ranked the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program number 5 in the world in its second survey of the globe’s top executive MBA programs. The program finished ahead of EMBA programs offered by a number of the world’s top business schools, including Chicago, Yale and Columbia.

20.05.2015 in Top Stories

NSERC awards more than $3.3 million to York-led research partnerships

Two industry-academic partnerships led by York University have received a total of $3,300,000 through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience Grants Program.

20.05.2015 in Top Stories

Province says 'Yes to York': New York U Markham campus on the way

In an announcement yesterday, the province gave the thumbs up to a new York University — Markham Centre campus. York U, and its academic partner Seneca College, beat 26 other hopefuls to win top marks from the province for their proposal to build a new campus in the city of Markham.

20.05.2015 in Top Stories

President's message: Government of Ontario selects York University Markham Centre project to receive funding

“I am delighted to let you know that the government of Ontario announced today [May 20] its selection of the York University Markham Centre campus project to receive government funding through the province’s Major Capacity Expansion Policy Framework,” writes York’s President.

19.05.2015 in Top Stories

York U thrower Brittany Crew has Pan Am ambitions

Thrower Brittany Crew is competing for a spot at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. She has had a successful 2014-15, sweeping the throwing events at the OUA and CIS championships, making for one of the best throwing seasons ever.

18.05.2015 in Top Stories

Canada's polar bears are becoming more vulnerable due to effects of climate change

Luana Sciullo, a fourth-year PhD student at York University, is studying the effects that environmental change is having on bears in Churchill, Man. She says these majestic animals are “absolutely reliant” on their marine environment, which is being threatened by global warming.

15.05.2015 in Top Stories

York University professors were 'AMPD' at the Venice Biennale

York University theatre Professor Erika Batdorf describes her latest creation, “Burnish,” as a live, abstract jukebox. Poetry, installation, singing, sculpture and performance come together in this riveting, interactive work, which runs until Wednesday, May 20, at Theatre Centre in Toronto.

13.05.2015 in Top Stories

Centre for Vision Research awards two prizes to student researchers

On Friday May 1, the Centre for Vision Research at York University awarded graduate student Sarah D’Amour the Marian Regan Prize. Graduate student Lesley Deas received the E. Lynn Kirshner Award. Both prizes recognize exceptional work.

13.05.2015 in Top Stories

Pink Floyd's music also a social critique: new book

Beneath art rock band Pink Floyd’s psychedelic surface flows music rich in meaning. Diehard enthusiast and communication studies Professor Phil Rose dives into such meaning in his new book, Roger Waters and Pink Floyd: The Concept Albums.

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