Four individuals and one group were honoured for their work in sustainability and were named the 2016 recipients of the President’s Sustainability Leadership Awards on Earth Day, Friday, April 22. The winners are Nicole Arsenault, Jose Etcheverry, the Finance Department, Mark Terry and John Wilson.
York University has been named one of the top 100 of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2016. This is the fourth such honour for the University, which for the past three years has made the list. The special designation recognizes the employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations.
Open Your Mind is a series offering insight into the different ways York University faculty champion fresh ways of thinking in their research and teaching practice. Today’s spotlight is on Karen Fergus, a psychology professor in the Faculty of Health and clinical psychologist whose research focuses on the coping and adaptation processes of those affected by cancer.
Some 270 students and their teachers from nine schools in the GTA and beyond will visit York University for Music Professor Karen Burke’s third annual City Youth Gospel Project on Friday, April 29. The event is a participatory performance workshop that promises to raise the roof of the Tribute Communities Recital Hall.
In 1442, Shinto priests in Japan began keeping records of the freeze dates of a nearby lake, while in 1693 Finnish merchants started recording breakup dates on a local river. Together they create the oldest inland water ice records in human history and mark the first inklings of climate change, says a new report published April 26 by researchers at York U and the University of Wisconsin.
A shining example of York University’s leadership in partnering with international communities to build a better world and advance its global impact was celebrated April 25 with the official opening of the Lillian Meighen Wright Centre (LMWC), the landmark building of York’s EcoCampus in Costa Rica.
Faculty of Science researchers Professors Derek Wilson, Sergey Krylov and Chun Peng have received a grant from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada Collaborative Research and Development fund to advance the R&D of biopharmaceuticals. The funding is valued at more than $1.7M, including industrial and in-kind contributions.
In this special message to faculty, staff and students, York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri announces the launch of Impact: The Campaign for York University.
More than 120 guests gathered April 21 for a special reception to celebrate the launch of the most ambitious fundraising campaign in York University’s history. The Impact Campaign has a goal of raising $500 million, and celebrates the University’s impact on the world.
The 2016 Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts explores the importance of slowness in contemporary visual and media culture. The summer institute comprises a graduate intensive running on campus and a public lecture series.