Grads from the Lassonde School of Engineering and the Faculty of Science were reminded that inquiries into basic science are often the ones that change the world. That observation was made by James Simons, a highly accomplished mathematician, during spring convocation ceremonies.
More than 40 years ago, David Denison aspired to be a teacher. Little did he know that those original career plans would change so dramatically. Denison was at York University to receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.
The second cohort of students from the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya were recognized for earning a York University Certificate of Completion in Educational Studies during York University’s Spring Convocation ceremonies on June 23.
Entrepreneur Roger Mahabir reminded grads that they are competing among the best and brightest around the world and that all those who have achieved success worked hard on multiple jobs and projects, held people accountable — especially themselves — altered the status quo, added value and, along the way, helped others.
The Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada announced Thursday, June 23 that 32 researchers at York University have been awarded more than $4.9 million in NSERC grants, while 10 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have received a total of $700,000 in funding for scholarships and fellowships.
After a teaching career at York University that spanned five decades, Professor Ann (Rusty) Shteir said history serves as a springboard for cultivating our future. Shteir was given an honorary doctorate of laws at the Spring Convocation ceremony on June 22, and delivered a speech to graduating students.
A monumental sculpture of an Inuk soccer player was unveiled June 21 at York Lions Stadium. Inuit artists Ruben Komangapik and Koomuatuk (Kuzy) Curley were commissioned to create the sculpture titled Ahqahizu as part of a Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage project.
Making art is an act of courage and bravery said Canadian theatre director Jillian Keiley on June 21 to graduates of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.
Indigenous rights activist Jeannette Corbiere Lavell was given an honourary doctorate of laws at York University’s fifth convocation ceremony. She shared personal reflections with LA&PS graduands during her speech.
The York University School of Continuing Studies held the school’s inaugural graduation ceremony on the night of May 26. The event, which saw more than 200 attendees, featured guest speakers, certificate presentations and the #YorkSCSgrad social media contest.