YFile » Top Stories http://yfile.news.yorku.ca York University's Journal of Record Tue, 28 Jul 2015 01:30:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 York University takes first place at the 2015 Quality and Productivity Awards http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/27/york-university-takes-first-place-at-the-2015-quality-and-productivity-awards/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/27/york-university-takes-first-place-at-the-2015-quality-and-productivity-awards/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 01:25:00 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=221035 A pan-University team won first place for their submission to the 2015 Quality and Productivity Awards competition hosted by the Canadian Association of University Business Officers.

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Lions Pride: York U athletes earn five medals at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/27/lions-pride-york-u-athletes-earn-five-medals-at-the-toronto-2015-pan-am-games/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/27/lions-pride-york-u-athletes-earn-five-medals-at-the-toronto-2015-pan-am-games/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:32:16 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=221006 York University's current and former student athletes showed their winning spirit during the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. In total, athletes with connections to York U netted five medals, including a gold medal , one silver and three bronze medals.

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AGYU's 'Ring of Fire' will set Toronto ablaze with cross-cultural energy http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/23/agyus-ring-of-fire-will-set-toronto-ablaze-with-cross-cultural-energy/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/23/agyus-ring-of-fire-will-set-toronto-ablaze-with-cross-cultural-energy/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:31:42 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=220929 On Aug. 9, the Art Gallery of York University in partnership with the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design and community organizations Art Starts and SKETCH, and Trinidadian artist Marlon Griffith in collaboration with Picasso Pro, Equal Grounds, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Capoeira Angola, and young spoken word poets from Jane-Finch, Malvern and Regent Park, presents a 300-person downtown street procession for the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games.

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'Impress: Visage' facial remix experience at York University during the Games http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/23/impressvisage-facial-remix-experience-at-york-university-during-the-games/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/23/impressvisage-facial-remix-experience-at-york-university-during-the-games/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:51:14 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=220936 "Impress:Visage" is an immersive photo media experience produced by four York University students. The project invites the public visiting York University's Keele campus for the Games to take digital "selfie" style photos and then remix their facial features with those of previous participants.

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York U theatre talent shines in Canadian Stage's Shakespeare in High Park shows http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/20/york-u-theatre-talent-shines-in-canadian-stages-shakespeare-in-high-park-shows/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/20/york-u-theatre-talent-shines-in-canadian-stages-shakespeare-in-high-park-shows/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 23:19:09 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=220875 Canadian Stage has teamed up with the Department of Theatre in the University's School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design to provide a double dose of entertainment for Shakespeare at High Park -- producing two plays by the Bard featuring the same cast and different directors. The shows are directed by two talented artists set to graduate this year from York's MFA in Stage Direction in Collaboration with Canadian Stage.

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York University appoints a new associate vice-president research http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/20/york-university-appoints-a-new-associate-vice-president-research-2/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/20/york-university-appoints-a-new-associate-vice-president-research-2/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:23:21 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=220892 Professor Celia Haig-Brown has been appointed associate vice-president research, effective Aug. 1. In her new role, Haig-Brown will work to intensify the services available for all researchers, help continue to track and build York's research performance, provide leadership for the organized research units and enlarge the University's collaborative role with external stakeholders and communities.

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McMichael Gallery selects York grad for its prestigious Art Mentorship Project http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/15/mcmichael-gallery-selects-york-u-grad-for-its-prestigious-art-mentorship-project/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/15/mcmichael-gallery-selects-york-u-grad-for-its-prestigious-art-mentorship-project/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 02:24:30 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=220827 Emerging photo media artist John Lowndes, a recent visual art and art history grad, has been selected for the apprenticeship awarded through the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and York Region Arts Council's 2015 Art Mentorship Project. Lowndes received professional development assistance at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and is working on joint exhibition with established Canadian artist Cesan d'Ornellas Levine.

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Canadian handball players take coordination tests at York University en route to the Games http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/15/canadian-handball-players-take-coordination-tests-at-york-university-en-route-to-the-games/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/15/canadian-handball-players-take-coordination-tests-at-york-university-en-route-to-the-games/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 01:58:48 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=220822 Just days ahead of their preliminaries at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, Canadian men's and women's handball teams tested their hand-eye coordination during a visit to York University. The testing was conducted by Faculty of Health Professor Lauren Sergio and her team of researchers. They will use the results to study how the brain processes thoughts and the resulting actions.

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President's message: Go Lions! Go Canada! http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/14/presidents-message-go-lions-go-canada/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/14/presidents-message-go-lions-go-canada/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 04:02:03 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=220713 York University is proud to host two venues for the Games on our Keele campus -- the Canadian Tennis Centre, which hosts the 80 Pan Am tennis athletes who will compete at the Games, and our new world-class CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium, which will host the track and field events. We are extremely proud that a number of our current and former York athletes are representing Canada on home soil at the Games.

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Osgoode dean appointed special advisor to the president on community engagement http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/14/osgoode-dean-appointed-special-advisor-to-the-president-on-community-engagement/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/07/14/osgoode-dean-appointed-special-advisor-to-the-president-on-community-engagement/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 04:01:37 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=220739 In a message to the community, York President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri announces the appointment of Osgoode Hall Law School Dean Lorne Sossin to the role of special advisor to the president on community engagement. Dean Sossin began his new role on July 1.

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