Dezso J. Horvath, dean of the Schulich School of Business at York University, was selected by the Toronto Star as one of the 180 people, past and present, who helped shape the City of Toronto since its founding in 1834. Several York alumni and faculty also made the list, including Howard Adleman, Michael Ondaatje, Mark Breslin and Jack Layton.
Terrell Carver, professor of political theory at the University of Bristol, is the guest presenter for the 2014 York Sociology Annual Lecture, on March 11 at 4pm in the Senate Chamber, N940 Ross Building. The full title of Carver’s lecture is “Why can’t a woman be more like a man? Feminisms and masculinities in theory and practice”.
Healthy Individuals, Healthy Communities and Global Health will highlight the research of five York scholars as they deliver mini-research presentations, followed by a Q and A session from the audience, March 7, from 2 to 4pm, in the Life Sciences Building Lobby.
Driven out of the US for his firm stance on civil rights, Lee Lorch found a home at York University. Professor Lorch died on Feb. 28 of natural causes. He was 98 years old.
World renowned Chicana muralist Judy Baca, a pioneer in public art, will give a talk titled “Excavating Land and Memory: The Public Art of Judy Baca” as part of the second Koerner Speaker Series in Neotropical Conservation March 18.
Ideas will ignite and sparks are set to fly as part of York University’s fourth annual TEDxYorkU conference set for March 4, in the Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan Theatre, Keele campus.
Olivia Chow, MP Trinity – Spadina, will be the keynote speaker for this year’s International Women’s Day celebration at York Thursday, March 6, the theme of which is inspiring change.
Named one of the inaugural top 100 young innovators by the MIT Technology Review, Jeremijenko is the featured presenter for the 2014 Wendy Michener Lecture. She will give an “xLECTURE on the xCLINIC” on March 5, from 5 to 6:30pm, in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi, will talk about building stronger cities for a stronger Canada Friday, Feb. 28 in downtown Toronto as part of the Osgoode Distinguished Speakers Series.
The researchers found that a simple exercise to foster optimism that had study participants write down one achievable goal for the day, offered a good antidote to negative feelings and worked better than complaining on Twitter or Facebook.