YFile » Top Stories http://yfile.news.yorku.ca York University's Journal of Record Tue, 26 May 2015 23:26:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Happy nifty 50! Faculty of Science celebrates five decades of excellence http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/26/happy-nifty-50-faculty-of-science-celebrates-five-decades-of-excellence/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/26/happy-nifty-50-faculty-of-science-celebrates-five-decades-of-excellence/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 23:14:27 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=219514 Earlier this month, the Faculty of Science at York University hosted a gala to celebrate the many successes and achievements of the past 50 years. More than 160 attendees, including staff, faculty, retirees, students, alumni and friends of the Faculty, came to raise a glass to the rich history and the contributions York University has made in the sciences.

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NOAA Research Chemist Steven Brown to deliver the 2015 Harold I. Schiff Lecture May 28 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/25/noaa-research-chemist-steven-brown-to-deliver-the-2015-harold-i-schiff-lecture-may-28/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/25/noaa-research-chemist-steven-brown-to-deliver-the-2015-harold-i-schiff-lecture-may-28/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 22:04:25 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=219460 The study of lower atmospheric chemistry has largely been a story of summertime phenomena with a dramatic impact on air quality, while wintertime oxidation tends to be slower with fewer air quality issues. Yet there remain interesting and important chemical cycles that are dominant in winter and that remain poorly understood. Brown will survey key recent findings from a series of wintertime field intensives spanning coasts and the interior of North America.

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York U Sculptor-in-Residence Marlon Griffith uses Carnival 'mas' to raise awareness around accessibility http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/25/york-u-sculptor-in-residence-marlon-griffith-uses-carnival-mas-to-raise-awareness-around-accessibility/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/25/york-u-sculptor-in-residence-marlon-griffith-uses-carnival-mas-to-raise-awareness-around-accessibility/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 20:11:06 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=219457 Originally from Port of Spain, Griffith began his artistic practice as a Carnival designer, working in the "mas" (or masquerade) tradition of Trinidad. With a group of 15 York U students, Griffith is now building seven large-scale, wearable costumes to be featured in a 300-person procession Aug. 9, titled "Ring of Fire." The project was commissioned by the Art Gallery of York University.

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Students' originality and creativity celebrated at the 2015 President's Creative Writing Awards http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/21/students-originality-and-creativity-celebrated-at-the-2015-presidents-creative-writing-awards/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/21/students-originality-and-creativity-celebrated-at-the-2015-presidents-creative-writing-awards/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 00:03:58 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=219274 A dozen York University students were recognized for their work in poetry, short fiction, screenwriting and stage writing at the 2015 President's Creative Writing Awards and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies' Creative Writing Program Awards ceremony on May 12.

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'The Economist' ranks Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA Among top 5 in the world http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/21/the-economist-ranks-kellogg-schulich-executive-mba-among-top-5-in-the-world/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/21/the-economist-ranks-kellogg-schulich-executive-mba-among-top-5-in-the-world/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 18:27:15 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=219394 "The Economist" magazine has ranked the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program number 5 in the world in its second survey of the globe's top executive MBA programs. The program finished ahead of EMBA programs offered by a number of the world's top business schools, including Chicago, Yale and Columbia.

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NSERC awards more than $3.3 million to York-led research partnerships http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/20/nserc-awards-more-than-3-3-million-to-york-led-research-partnerships/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/20/nserc-awards-more-than-3-3-million-to-york-led-research-partnerships/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 21:22:38 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=219303 Two industry-academic partnerships led by York University have received a total of $3,300,000 through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's Collaborative Research and Training Experience Grants Program.

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Province says 'Yes to York': New York U Markham campus on the way http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/20/province-says-yes-to-york-new-york-u-markham-campus-on-the-way/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/20/province-says-yes-to-york-new-york-u-markham-campus-on-the-way/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 21:21:40 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=219315 In an announcement yesterday, the province gave the thumbs up to a new York University -- Markham Centre campus. York U, and its academic partner Seneca College, beat 26 other hopefuls to win top marks from the province for their proposal to build a new campus in the city of Markham.

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President's message: Government of Ontario selects York University Markham Centre project to receive funding http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/20/presidents-message-to-the-community-government-of-ontario-selects-york-university-markham-centre-project-to-receive-funding/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/20/presidents-message-to-the-community-government-of-ontario-selects-york-university-markham-centre-project-to-receive-funding/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 21:20:52 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=219309 ]]> http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/20/presidents-message-to-the-community-government-of-ontario-selects-york-university-markham-centre-project-to-receive-funding/feed/ 0 York U thrower Brittany Crew has Pan Am ambitions http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/19/york-u-thrower-brittany-crew-has-pan-am-ambitions/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/19/york-u-thrower-brittany-crew-has-pan-am-ambitions/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 16:22:51 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=219203 Thrower Brittany Crew is competing for a spot at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. She has had a successful 2014-15, sweeping the throwing events at the OUA and CIS championships, making for one of the best throwing seasons ever.

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Canada's polar bears are becoming more vulnerable due to effects of climate change http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/18/canadas-polar-bears-are-becoming-more-vulnerable-due-to-effects-of-climate-change/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/05/18/canadas-polar-bears-are-becoming-more-vulnerable-due-to-effects-of-climate-change/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 19:53:27 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=219219 Luana Sciullo, a fourth-year PhD student at York University, is studying the effects that environmental change is having on bears in Churchill, Man. She says these majestic animals are "absolutely reliant" on their marine environment, which is being threatened by global warming.

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