On Sept. 18, more than 200 grads attended the annual York University Alumni Association Annual General Meeting and Greater Toronto Area alumni reception. The 2014 event, which took place at the Park Hyatt Toronto, was a major part of this year’s homecoming celebrations.
The new engineering building is to be named in honour of Doug and Sandra Bergeron’s recently expanded $10-million investment in York University. The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence will open in the spring of 2015.
More than $290,000 in student financial support was raised at the 14th annual Kenaidan-York University Lions Cup Golf Tournament, which took place on Sept. 17 at the Lionhead Golf and Country Club in Brampton, Ont.
The event is part of celebrations marking the 125th anniversary this year of the law school’s founding in 1889 and will feature the official launch of the Osgoode Digital Commons, the school’s new open-access institutional repository.
The new Hyderabad campus for the Schulich School of Business MBA in India program officially opened its doors on Sept. 26, the latest step in Schulich’s pioneering commitment to become one of the world’s leading transnational business schools.
Harvard University Professor Aaron Ellison and Elizabeth Farnsworth, a senior research ecologist with the New England Wild Flower Society, widely regarded as ecology’s power couple, will be speaking at York University on Oct. 2.
Perfectionism is a bigger risk factor for suicide than previously thought, says York University psychology Professor Gordon Flett, who is calling for closer attention to be paid to its potential destructiveness. In addition, he says clinical guidelines should include perfectionism as a separate factor for suicide risk assessment and intervention.
Vice-President Academic and Provost Rhonda Lenton and Vice-President Finance and Administration Gary Brewer provide an update on the Academic & Administrative Program Review, including the progress of analysis and assessment of the Program Information Forms and a preview of the next phase.
“I am delighted to welcome our returning students, faculty and staff back to the University — and to welcome our newest community members to York. This is going to be an exciting year for the York community,” says President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri in his fall message to the University community.