Christopher Williams (BA ’97), an activist and scholar specializing in issues of criminal justice and racial marginality, was presented with The Honourable Lincoln Alexander ’53 Award Feb. 25 from the Black Law Students’ Association at Osgoode Hall Law School. Williams is a member of the Toronto Police Accountability Coalition, a group that encourages debate about police policy issues.
Faculty of Science Professor Sergey Krylov received the President’s Research Excellence Award. Faculty of Health Professor Shayna Rosenbaum is the recipient of the President’s Emerging Research Leadership Award.
On Tuesday, March 3 and Friday, March 27, Osgoode Artist in Residence Julie Lassonde will present her Counterbalance project, which explores the notion of balance and risk taking in law and life. On Thursday, March 26, playwright Catherine Frid, the law school’s other Artist in Residence, will present a reading of her new play about whistleblowing.
The 13th annual All Nations Pow Wow and Gathering: Celebrating Indigeneity and Academia, including dancing, a feast, a film, a conference and more, will take place March 5 to 7 at York.
Seventy-five students from all York faculties on both campuses will present their research projects at York University’s third annual multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Fair, Feb. 25, from 11am to 1pm, in the Scott Library Collaboratory.
During its Feb. 23 meeting, the Board of Governors of York University approved a policy on awareness, prevention and response to sexual assault, affirming the institution’s ongoing commitment to foster a culture where its impact is understood, survivors are supported, and those who commit incidents of sexual assault are held accountable through due process.
Renowned bassist and composer Dave Holland will be jazz artist-in-residence in York University’s Department of Music February 23-26. During his residency, Holland will deliver masterclasses on jazz bass and composition, direct an open rehearsal with the York University Jazz Orchestra, and coach small jazz ensembles.
Come help humanities students in the Contexts of Canadian Culture course to Spread the Net at York to raise the most money for anti-malarial bed nets for Africa. On Feb. 26, an itinerant group of players, cap in hand, will travel about Keele campus performing a York version of “The Cup Song,” inspired by Lulu and the Lampshades.
Three panellists will look at various perspectives involved in responsible investing March 10, from 11:30am to 1pm. The event is open to all York University community members.
As part of a full year of events marking the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Science, the Science & Technology Studies Program is hosting celebration on Feb. 24. Princeton University Professor Janet Vertesi will deliver a special keynote lecture comparing different aspects of the Mars Exploration Rover mission with the Cassini Mission to Saturn. All events are open to the public.