29.07.2016 in Top Stories

Lassonde researchers win artificial intelligence challenge

Lassonde Professor Hui Jiang and visiting researcher Quan Liu won first place at this year’s CommonSense Reasoning Competition held in July in New York City. The researchers are working on ways to improve artificial intelligence (AI), and used deep learning to train a computer to recognize the relationship between different events.

29.07.2016 in Top Stories

Ontario releases studies led by York researchers in support of Changing Workplace Review

The Government of Ontario has released two groundbreaking studies on the Ontario Employment Standards Act prepared by York University political science Professor Leah F. Vosko from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS). Other York professors contributing to the reports include York sociology Professor Mark P. Thomas and Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Eric Tucker.

27.07.2016 in Top Stories

York prof's performance piece headed to Toronto SummerWorks Performance Festival

A new incarnation of York University theatre Professor Erika Batdorf’s highly successful art object and interactive performance piece “Burnish” will be featured in Toronto’s SummerWorks Performance Festival Aug. 4 to 9.

27.07.2016 in Top Stories

Professor Margaret Schotte wins prize for outstanding dissertation in maritime history

Prof. Margaret Schotte won the 2016 Frank Broeze Prize for her dissertation investigating how early modern sailors developed mathematical and technical expertise in the age of exploration and the print revolution.

25.07.2016 in Top Stories

History Professor Craig Heron earns multiple awards for book

York University history Professor Craig Heron’s 2015 book, “Lunch-Bucket Lives: Remaking the Workers’ City,” has earned multiple awards and much recognition. The book explores the realities and struggles of the city of Hamilton’s working class.

25.07.2016 in Top Stories

York U, partners receive $15 million in federal funds to build health technologies

York University, along with partners Southlake Regional Health Centre and the University Health Network, received $15 million in federal funds to develop new patient-centred health technologies. The announcement was made July 21 by Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and the minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

20.07.2016 in Top Stories

Twenty-one York students take advantage of all that Tuscany has to offer

Guided by York University Professor Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano, who is chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, 21 students are studying abroad in Florence, Italy.

20.07.2016 in Top Stories

Governor General's Silver Medal recipient passionate about keeping people healthy and fit

At the science and engineering spring convocation ceremony, BSc Honours graduate Catherine Spagnuolo received one of three Governor General’s Silver Medals awarded each year by York University. The medals are presented to undergraduate students with outstanding scholastic achievements.

20.07.2016 in Top Stories

York theatre talent on stage and behind the scenes at Shakespeare in High Park

From a wildly funny fairy tale to a searing battle for justice and revenge, York University theatre students, faculty and alumni are contributing their talents to Canadian Stage’s 34th annual Shakespeare in High Park.

18.07.2016 in Top Stories

Dual degree will offer York University's Glendon College students the best of Canada and France

A new partnership between Glendon College and the emlyon business school in France will offer students the opportunity to combine liberal arts with business education, earn two university degrees and benefit from internships in France, Canada or other countries where French is an official language.

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