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20.11.2014 in Top Stories

Two new baryon particles discovered in agreement with York U prediction

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.

19.11.2014 in Top Stories

York University’s president appointed to newly created Space Advisory Board

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.

19.11.2014 in Top Stories

York alumna honoured with Women’s Courage Award

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.

19.11.2014 in Top Stories

Schulich’s J. Mark Lievonen Scholarship invests in future health leaders

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.

18.11.2014 in Top Stories

PREVNet unveils new tools to help Ontario schools prevent bullying

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.

17.11.2014 in Top Stories

Five outstanding grads to be honoured at 2014 Bryden Awards ceremony

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.

17.11.2014 in Top Stories

York University launches a new phase of the Academic Innovation Fund

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.

13.11.2014 in Top Stories

Red and White Day a roaring success

The York University Student Centre was a sea of red and white Thursday as students, staff and faculty showed their spirit by wearing the University’s colours. It was also a time to celebrate the current student tuition winner Lidia Kazadova and York’s champion athletes.

13.11.2014 in Top Stories

Passion motivates ‘this is my time’ contest winner Lidia Kazakova

Lidia Kazakova, a fourth-year student in biomedical science, is the winner of the 2014 “this is my time” free tuition contest. Kazakova’s inspirational vision focuses on the power of research in the emerging field of regenerative medicine and its potential in disease treatment.

13.11.2014 in Top Stories

Show your spirit today and celebrate York U at Red & White Day

Join York U President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri for Red & White Day celebrations Nov. 13. Come out and make some noise at the spirit rally and show your pride and passion for the University.

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