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30.10.2014 in Top Stories

York profs investigate the mathematics of the ‘undead’

In the event of a zombie apocalypse, are humanity’s days numbered? York Professors Jane Heffernan and Derek Wilson decided to investigate, and the results are revealed in “The Undead: A Plague on Mankind or a Powerful New Tool for Epidemiological Research,” part of the forthcoming book The Mathematical Modelling of Zombies.

30.10.2014 in Top Stories

Symposium looks at adult and child obesity from global perspective

A two-day symposium on obesity at York University will look at the health implications of dietary proteins, fat distribution and lifestyle, as well as the associated risks of chronic diseases and cardiovascular diseases. It will take place Nov. 6 and 7 at 320 Bethune College.

29.10.2014 in Top Stories

New report offers recommendations to end homelessness in Canada

The “State of Homelessness in Canada” report shows that an end to homelessness in Canada is readily achievable, but only through precisely targeted investments.

28.10.2014 in Top Stories

New book explores academic librarian labour activism in Canada

In Solidarity: Academic Librarian Labour Activism and Union Participation in Canada co-edited by York University librarian Mary Kandiuk provides a historical and current perspective regarding the unionization of academic librarians in Canada.

27.10.2014 in Top Stories

Lorne Sossin reappointed dean of Osgoode Hall Law School

Lorne Sossin has been reappointed dean of Osgoode Hall Law School effective July 1, 2015. The reappointment of Sossin was approved by the executive committee of the Board of Governors.

27.10.2014 in Top Stories

Janusz Kozinski reappointed dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering

Janusz Kozinski has been reappointed dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering effective July 1, 2015. The reappointment of Kozinski was approved by the executive committee of the Board of Governors.

23.10.2014 in Top Stories

FES prof wins award for his international environmental education work

Professor Emeritus David Bell of York’s Faculty of Environmental Studies has won a 2014 Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication Award for his outstanding contributions in environmental public education, research, innovations and legislation. He received the award during a ceremony in Ottawa earlier this month.

22.10.2014 in Top Stories

Role of public intellectuals in shaping Canada to be debated at York U’s Glendon College

A group of thought leaders will come together to discuss the role of public intellectuals and scholars in shaping Canada at a one-day conference, “Fiddling while Rome burns? A Conference on Public Intellectuals and the Future of Canada,” at York University’s Glendon College on Thursday, Oct. 23.

22.10.2014 in Top Stories

Expect to make a difference, be an authentic leader and have integrity

“Expect a world that delivers more opportunity for more people, where innovation is harnessed and developed to create growth, where business operates with a level of representativeness and ethics that can make the citizens proud,” RBC Board Chair Kathleen Taylor told graduands after receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree.

21.10.2014 in Top Stories

Vivienne Poy urges grads to pursue lasting success through community service

A woman of many talents, Vivienne Poy has made a name for herself in Canadian politics, academia, fashion and the Asian Canadian community. Poy was at York University on Oct. 16 to receive an honorary doctor of laws degree during Fall Convocation ceremonies.

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