Among the thousands of volunteers supporting athletes at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, there is a dedicated group of highly skilled Athletic Therapy graduates and faculty from York University who are working long hours to keep athletes healthy.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research will provide almost $1.4 million in operating grants to two York University researchers. The funding supports research into understanding into how cells regulate gene expression during normal growth and in response to stress and disease, and how fast and flexible learning is achieved by the interplay of brain cells.
Five York University researchers have received a total of $566,757 in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to support research into climate change, cardiovascular disease, human-machine interactions and digitally mediated performances.
A pan-University team won first place for their submission to the 2015 Quality and Productivity Awards competition hosted by the Canadian Association of University Business Officers.
York University’s current and former student athletes showed their winning spirit during the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. Lions athletes earned one gold, one silver and three bronze medals.
On Aug. 9, the Art Gallery of York University in partnership with the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design and community organizations Art Starts and SKETCH, and Trinidadian artist Marlon Griffith in collaboration with Picasso Pro, Equal Grounds, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Capoeira Angola, and young spoken word poets from Jane-Finch, Malvern and Regent Park, presents a 300-person downtown street procession for the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games.
“Impress:Visage” is an immersive photo media experience produced by four York University students. The project invites the public visiting York University’s Keele campus for the Games to take digital “selfie” style photos and then remix their facial features with those of previous participants.
Canadian Stage has teamed up with the Department of Theatre in the University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design to provide a double dose of entertainment for Shakespeare at High Park — producing two plays by the Bard featuring the same cast and different directors. The shows are directed by two talented artists set to graduate this year from York’s MFA in Stage Direction in Collaboration with Canadian Stage.
Professor Celia Haig-Brown has been appointed associate vice-president research, effective Aug. 1. In her new role, Haig-Brown will work to intensify the services available for all researchers, help continue to track and build York’s research performance, provide leadership for the organized research units and enlarge the University’s collaborative role with external stakeholders and communities.
Emerging photo media artist John Lowndes, a recent visual art and art history grad, has been selected for the apprenticeship awarded through the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and York Region Arts Council’s 2015 Art Mentorship Project. Lowndes received professional development assistance at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and is working on joint exhibition with established Canadian artist Cesan d’Ornellas Levine.