Professors Susan McGrath and Stephen Gaetz have been recognized for excellence in research by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). McGrath and Gaetz are the recipients of the SSHRC’s prestigious Impact Awards. The awards were announced Nov. 16 at a special reception in Ottawa.
The Lions men’s soccer team took the 2015 CIS national championship on Sunday. This is the second straight year the team earned the title, and the fifth time overall.
Consultations are underway in developing the next University Academic Plan covering 2015-2020. The Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee of Senate has developed a survey for the York University community. Faculty, students, staff and alumni are encouraged to take the survey and contribute to setting the academic priorities in the years ahead.
As a University with close ties to France, the York community is deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred in Paris on Friday, Nov. 13, and we extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected. The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our paramount concern. York has set up a special email address for community members working in France to contact the University.
Researchers at York University have made a discovery in brain activity related to memory formation. The study confirms that a neural activity once thought to happen only during sleep or inactivity also takes places during attentive visual exploration.
Over 155 people turned out, each offering a toonie or two for the pancake breakfast on Nov. 3 at the Keele campus. In total $400 was raised for the York Cares United Way Campaign, which has a goal of $220,000. The campaign’s Pledge Drive began Nov. 3 in conjunction with the Pancake Breakfast and it wraps up Nov. 25.
Introducing Open Your Mind, a new series of articles offering insight into the different ways York University professors champion fresh ways of thinking in their research and teaching practice. Today’s spotlight is on Markus Giesler, associate professor of marketing and the Marketing PhD Program coordinator at the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Virtuoso pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico, one of Canada’s leading interpreters of contemporary music, presents a solo recital of works by four Canadian composers. This showcase performance in the Faculty Concert Series of York University’s Music Department takes place Nov. 12.
A number of York University graduate students have earned Canada Graduate Scholarships to Honour Nelson Mandela. The distinction is a new one, and is awarded to recipients whose work is aligned with one or more of the five areas championed by Mandela.
There will be a strong York presence in the House of Commons when the 42nd Parliament of Canada is called into session on Dec. 3. Seventeen individuals with connections to York U have been elected to serve in the next government.