Lassonde Professor Hui Jiang and visiting researcher Quan Liu won first place at this year’s CommonSense Reasoning Competition held in July in New York City. The researchers are working on ways to improve artificial intelligence (AI), and used deep learning to train a computer to recognize the relationship between different events.
The Government of Ontario has released two groundbreaking studies on the Ontario Employment Standards Act prepared by York University political science Professor Leah F. Vosko from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS). Other York professors contributing to the reports include York sociology Professor Mark P. Thomas and Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Eric Tucker.
A new incarnation of York University theatre Professor Erika Batdorf’s highly successful art object and interactive performance piece “Burnish” will be featured in Toronto’s SummerWorks Performance Festival Aug. 4 to 9.
Prof. Margaret Schotte won the 2016 Frank Broeze Prize for her dissertation investigating how early modern sailors developed mathematical and technical expertise in the age of exploration and the print revolution.
York University history Professor Craig Heron’s 2015 book, “Lunch-Bucket Lives: Remaking the Workers’ City,” has earned multiple awards and much recognition. The book explores the realities and struggles of the city of Hamilton’s working class.
York University, along with partners Southlake Regional Health Centre and the University Health Network, received $15 million in federal funds to develop new patient-centred health technologies. The announcement was made July 21 by Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and the minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
Guided by York University Professor Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano, who is chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, 21 students are studying abroad in Florence, Italy.
At the science and engineering spring convocation ceremony, BSc Honours graduate Catherine Spagnuolo received one of three Governor General’s Silver Medals awarded each year by York University. The medals are presented to undergraduate students with outstanding scholastic achievements.
From a wildly funny fairy tale to a searing battle for justice and revenge, York University theatre students, faculty and alumni are contributing their talents to Canadian Stage’s 34th annual Shakespeare in High Park.
A new partnership between Glendon College and the emlyon business school in France will offer students the opportunity to combine liberal arts with business education, earn two university degrees and benefit from internships in France, Canada or other countries where French is an official language.