New project looks at the builders behind the buildings

The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies recently launched “City Builders: An Oral History of Immigrant Construction Workers in Postwar Toronto,” a public history and research project, with funding from the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 183, the largest construction union in North America.

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York U students participate in a life-changing experiential learning opportunity

For a group of Toronto high school students, travelling to Iceland with students and faculty from York University to prowl around volcanoes was truly the experience of a lifetime. The trip, which took place last spring, was organized by Kathy Young, a geography professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and was part of her advanced fourth-year field course for geography students.

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Informing students about informatics

Faculty of Health Professor Christo El Morr’s second-year course, Introduction to Health Informatics, is the first time most health studies students encounter the field of informatics, and he is determined to make the experience a positive one. El Morr invites professionals into his classroom to speak with his students about their work in health informatics and related topics.

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