Professor Emeritus David Bell of York’s Faculty of Environmental Studies has won a 2014 Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication Award for his outstanding contributions in environmental public education, research, innovations and legislation. He received the award during a ceremony in Ottawa earlier this month.
A group of thought leaders will come together to discuss the role of public intellectuals and scholars in shaping Canada at a one-day conference, “Fiddling while Rome burns? A Conference on Public Intellectuals and the Future of Canada,” at York University’s Glendon College on Thursday, Oct. 23.
“Expect a world that delivers more opportunity for more people, where innovation is harnessed and developed to create growth, where business operates with a level of representativeness and ethics that can make the citizens proud,” RBC Board Chair Kathleen Taylor told graduands after receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree.
A woman of many talents, Vivienne Poy has made a name for herself in Canadian politics, academia, fashion and the Asian Canadian community. Poy was at York University on Oct. 16 to receive an honorary doctor of laws degree during Fall Convocation ceremonies.
Bonnie Patterson, president and CEO of the Council of Ontario Universities, received an honorary doctor of laws degree Thursday during York’s Fall Convocation ceremonies.
York University has ranked among the top four universities in Canada and in the top 100 universities in the world in the Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities categories in the 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings published earlier this month.
The Financial Times of London Monday ranked the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA at York University the number one EMBA program in Canada and 11th among EMBA programs based in North America or involving North American schools.
Renowned Canadian virtuosi, violinist Jacques Israelievitch and pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico, are teaming up to launch the Department of Music’s 2014-15 Faculty Concert Series on Oct. 23 with a bravura performance featuring selections from The Complete Mozart Violin Sonatas.
“My career has been dominated by surprises and unexpected opportunities,” said Allan Carswell during Fall Convocation on Wednesday. “I had no idea when I graduated that I would become a laser and lidar expert, a York professor, build a highly successful business and lead the first Canadian science mission on Mars.”