York University’s inaugural employee engagement survey revealed that employee engagement with York University as an institution and engagement with individual roles fell within five per cent of the comparative external database used by the independent third-party research firm that conducted the survey and is well within the normal/acceptable range for universities.
It only takes one teacher to change the life of a child and the only thing truly lasting is to teach a child, said co-founder of Free the Children Craig Kielburger, during Spring Convocation where he received an honorary doctor of laws degree.
York University took a major step toward construction of a new Engineering Building Monday, with a groundbreaking ceremony for the $85-million project. The new Engineering Building will be home to the Lassonde School of Engineering.
“If we exclude parenting from being classified as a profession, what other profession plays such a significant, impactful and pivotal role in the development of a human being?” asked Mary Anne Chambers after receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree from York University.
“Be vulnerable for success. Even in my career I don’t see the change I’d like to see for children, but I am going to hang in there….this is my system. I care about it and I am going to work on it,” said Mary-Ellen Turpel-Lafond to graduates of Osgoode Hall Law School on Thursday.
YU Link (pronounced ‘You-Link’) is a new intranet that offers quick and easy access to the tools and information you need as an employee of York University and connects you to others on the Keele and Glendon campuses.
“I’ve tried to stay true to some very basic principles of sound management…based on the essential human values of quality, competence, entrepreneurship and respect,” Serge Godin told graduands Thursday after receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree from York.
Arrested in 2010, Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was imprisoned in Iran’s Evin Prison, where she remains today. York University awarded an honorary doctorate to her. Karim Lahidji, president of the International Federation of Human Rights, attended the Convocation ceremony to read her message and accept the distinction on her behalf.
Embrace a passion for family, country and work, said former Ontario cabinet minister Gregory Sorbara to the graduating class of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Tuesday, during the Spring Convocation ceremony where he received an honorary doctor of laws degree.
A connection to creativity and culture can nourish every aspect of one’s life, said Canadian choreographer Peggy Baker to graduates of the Faculties of Fine Arts and Liberal Arts & Professional Studies during Spring Convocation ceremonies.