A new Faculty of Education research project, “All I’s On Education: Imagination, Integration, Innovation,” initiated at York University on Nov. 4 and 5, involved some 60 educators and researchers from across Ontario.
David Miller, president and chief executive officer of World Wildlife Fund Canada and former mayor of the City of Toronto, is now an adjunct faculty member in York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies.
Vice-President Academic and Provost Rhonda Lenton and Vice-President Finance and Administration Gary Brewer provide an update on the Academic & Administrative Program Review, including an overview of next steps.
An international team of researchers announced Nov. 19 the discovery of two new particles in the baryon family. The masses of these particles had been predicted in a paper published in 2009 by York University physics Professor Randy Lewis and Richard Woloshyn, a scientist at the TRIUMF Lab in Vancouver, BC.
York President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri will join Colonel Chris Hadfield, General (Retired) Walt Natynczyk and other industry leaders on the Space Advisory Board, which will provide expert advice to the government on Canada’s role and future in space.
York graduate Christina Sgro was presented with the Women’s Courage Award for Mentorship last month for her significant impact on society. The event, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto and organized by the Endless Possibilities and Hope Development Organization, marked the ninth annual installment of the festivities and drew a crowd of more than 250 people.
The Schulich School of Business at York University announced yesterday the J. Mark Lievonen Scholarship for MBA students enrolled in the Health Industry Management Program, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The scholarship was established by Sanofi Pasteur Limited and Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies to honour Mark Lievonen’s exceptional leadership and contributions to the health and pharmaceutical sectors.
York University Professor Debra Pepler and Queen’s University Professor Wendy Craig, co-scientific directors of the Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet), are unveiling a new toolkit for educators in conjunction with Bullying Awareness Week Nov. 17 to 23.
The 2014 Bryden Alumni Award recipients are: particle physicist Nigel Lockyer; lawyer Samuel Schwartz; York U recruitment officer Sonia Cianfarani; Ontario Superior Court of Justice Judge Kofi N. Barnes; and Irvin Studin, editor-in-chief and publisher, Global Brief, and president, Institute for 21st Century Questions.
York University launches phase two of its highly successful Academic Innovation Fund, which will provide $1.5 million in funding for projects advancing the University’s priorities in eLearning, experiential education and enhancing the first-year experience. Project submissions are due Feb. 6, 2015.