03.02.2016 in Top Stories

Emanuel Ciobanica's solo exhibition "Exoskeleton" conceals secrets

Fifth-year Visual Art and Art History student Emanuel Ciobanica’s solo mixed media exhibition “Exoskeleton,” currently on view in York University’s Gales Gallery, explores the concept of healing physical and psychological trauma. “Exoskeleton” considers the skin’s adaptive nature as it builds a hard protective layer when dealing with a physical injury.

03.02.2016 in Top Stories

New Faces: Six new postdoctoral fellows join the Faculty of Graduate Studies

Joining the Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University are Nadege Compaore, Christopher Little, Barbara Swanson, Megan Lowthers, Adrienne Johnson and Mitchell Akiyama. The six new Postdoctoral Fellows and their research build on and enhance the interdisciplinary work underway at York University.

02.02.2016 in Top Stories

University Libraries hosts four-day event to benefit Syrian refugees

A four-day event to raise funds and awareness for Syrian refugees takes place Feb. 8 to 11 in Scott Library. York University Libraries has partnered with MOSAIC International to host 4Days4Syria, which features art, speakers and more.

02.02.2016 in Top Stories

Open Your Mind: A Q&A with Andrew Medeiros, Arctic ecology researcher and geography professor

Appearing at regular intervals in YFile, “Open Your Mind” is a series offering insight into the different ways York U professors and researchers champion fresh ways of thinking. Today, the spotlight is on Andrew Medeiros, assistant professor of geography and an expert in Arctic ecology.

01.02.2016 in Top Stories

Students camp out in library to raise funds, awareness for world literacy

Two York U students are camping out in Scott Library until Feb. 5 to raise funds and awareness for world literacy. The event, called Live-in for Literacy, is an annual event on campus organized by DREAM@YorkU and aims to raise $3,000.

01.02.2016 in Top Stories

Lions thrower Brittany Crew sets new records and leads York U's track and field team to success

Thrower Brittany Crew had a career day on home turf as the Lions track and field team enjoyed a highly successful meet on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the 45th annual York Open at the Toronto Track and Field Club.

29.01.2016 in Top Stories

Practice makes perfect, York U brain study confirms

Researchers from the Faculty of Health looked at fMRI scans of professional dancers to assess the long-term effects of learning. They found that human brain function makes an inverted ‘U’ learning pattern from a slow pace at the start, accelerating to a peak at the midpoint, before returning to the original pace, once the task in question is mastered.

28.01.2016 in Top Stories

President's message: A commitment to inclusive communities

President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri announces the formation of the President’s Advisory Committee on Inclusion and other steps that will be taken to ensure that York University is a leader in promoting inclusion and a positive learning environment.

28.01.2016 in Top Stories

Statement from York University's president on Noël Badiou

Noël Badiou, executive director, Centre for Human Rights, has accepted a position as Assistant Vice-President, Diversity, Equity and Human Rights at Laurentian University. His last day at York will be Feb. 26.

27.01.2016 in Top Stories

Inclusion Day Conference positions York U as leader in human rights

York University community members celebrated the institution’s core values of diversity and inclusion on Jan. 27 during the seventh annual Inclusion Day Conference. The day-long event offered opportunities to engage in discussions and workshops that explored the interface between human rights issues and the University.

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