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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.

21.10.2014 in Top Stories

Find your passion, continue learning and never give up, COU president says

Bonnie Patterson, president and CEO of the Council of Ontario Universities, received an honorary doctor of laws degree Thursday during York’s Fall Convocation ceremonies.

20.10.2014 in Top Stories

Times Higher Ed rankings place York U in Canada’s top four in social sciences, arts & humanities

York University has ranked among the top four universities in Canada and in the top 100 universities in the world in the Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities categories in the 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings published earlier this month.

20.10.2014 in Top Stories

Financial Times ranks Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA number one in Canada

The Financial Times of London Monday ranked the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA at York University the number one EMBA program in Canada and 11th among EMBA programs based in North America or involving North American schools.

20.10.2014 in Top Stories

Jacques Israelievitch and Christina Petrowska Quilico launch the Faculty Concert Series

Renowned Canadian virtuosi, violinist Jacques Israelievitch and pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico, are teaming up to launch the Department of Music’s 2014-15 Faculty Concert Series on Oct. 23 with a bravura performance featuring selections from The Complete Mozart Violin Sonatas.

16.10.2014 in Top Stories

Physicist tells grads at fall convocation to embrace the unexpected

“My career has been dominated by surprises and unexpected opportunities,” said Allan Carswell during Fall Convocation on Wednesday. “I had no idea when I graduated that I would become a laser and lidar expert, a York professor, build a highly successful business and lead the first Canadian science mission on Mars.”

16.10.2014 in Top Stories

York University takes back the tap

York University will take back the tap and phase out the sale of bottled water on the Keele and Glendon campuses by September 2015.

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