YFile » Top Stories http://yfile.news.yorku.ca York University's Journal of Record Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:12:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 This is my time: York U students’ inspirational visions at the centre of 2014-15 campaign http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/22/this-is-my-time-york-u-students-inspirational-visions-at-the-centre-of-2014-15-campaign/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/22/this-is-my-time-york-u-students-inspirational-visions-at-the-centre-of-2014-15-campaign/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:19:16 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=208825 From inventing smart city technologies to electric powered commercial planes that can cross the Atlantic, the visions provided by students in the "this is my time" brand campaign provide insight into the power and potential of a York U degree.

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People at high risk of Alzheimer’s may have early visuomotor difficulties http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/18/motor-issues-could-be-present-earlier-than-thought-in-people-with-higher-risk-of-alzheimers/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/18/motor-issues-could-be-present-earlier-than-thought-in-people-with-higher-risk-of-alzheimers/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:14:47 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=203017 Before there are any telltale behavioural signs of dementia, a simple test that combines thinking and movement could point to those with a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and who are already having visuomotor difficulties.

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Historians gather at York for a conference on First World War http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/17/world-historians-to-explore-first-world-war-at-a-york-university-conference-sept-18/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/17/world-historians-to-explore-first-world-war-at-a-york-university-conference-sept-18/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:49:45 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=208649 Historians from around the world are gathering at York on Sept. 18 to reflect on historic topics commemorating the First World War's centennial. As part of the conference, noted historian and author Margaret MacMillan will deliver a public lecture.

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President offers an insider’s guide to the York in York Region campus http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/17/president-offers-an-insiders-guide-to-the-york-in-york-region-campus/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/17/president-offers-an-insiders-guide-to-the-york-in-york-region-campus/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:04:44 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=208627 During his annual town hall on Tuesday, President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri delivered a comprehensive overview about why a new campus situated in Markham, Ont., would benefit the York Region and the University.

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Six outstanding individuals recognized by York U Alumni Association http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/17/six-outstanding-individuals-recognized-by-york-u-alumni-association/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/17/six-outstanding-individuals-recognized-by-york-u-alumni-association/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:25:20 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=208598 As part of homecoming celebrations, the York University Alumni Association is recognizing some of this year’s student and new alumni scholarship and award recipients. Those to be honoured are students Sumeet Farwaha, Julia Pennella, Maya Prager and Erica Shligold, and grads Jay Gajiwala and Tanvi Gupta.

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Alumna wins spot on Giller Prize long list http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/16/alumna-wins-spot-on-giller-prize-longlist/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/16/alumna-wins-spot-on-giller-prize-longlist/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:01:04 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=208545 York University alumna Jennifer LoveGrove is one of 12 authors on the long list for the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize for her debut novel, Watch How We Walk, published by ECW Press.

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Three professors named to RSC’s College of New Scholars, Artists & Scientists http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/16/three-york-u-profs-named-members-of-rscs-college-of-new-scholars-artists-and-scientists/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/16/three-york-u-profs-named-members-of-rscs-college-of-new-scholars-artists-and-scientists/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:59:15 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=208503 Alidad Amirfazli, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering; Sarah Flicker, professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies; and Shayna Rosenbaum, professor in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health, have been named inaugural new members for a seven-year appointment.

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York U president invested as a member of the Order of Canada http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/15/york-president-and-vice-chancellor-mamdouh-shoukri-invested-into-the-order-of-canada/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/15/york-president-and-vice-chancellor-mamdouh-shoukri-invested-into-the-order-of-canada/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:45:31 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=208441 York President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri was invested as a member of the Order of Canada during a ceremony in Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 12. Governor General David Johnston, commander-in-chief of Canada, presided over the investiture.

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Can Lit takes centre stage in the 2014-15 Canadian Writers in Person http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/15/can-lit-talent-takes-centre-stage-in-the-2014-2015-canadian-writers-in-person-series/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/15/can-lit-talent-takes-centre-stage-in-the-2014-2015-canadian-writers-in-person-series/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:25:49 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=208448 If you love hearing talented writers and poets talk about their work, or just want to hear them read from one of their latest books, don't miss the opportunity to attend the Canadian Writers in Person reading series beginning tonight at York University.

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Location and funding commitments announced for proposed York U campus in York Region http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/11/location-and-funding-commitments-announced-for-proposed-york-u-campus-in-york-region/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/09/11/location-and-funding-commitments-announced-for-proposed-york-u-campus-in-york-region/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:30:47 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=208381 The bid for a York University campus in York Region took a major step forward on Thursday, Sept. 11 with the official announcement of the proposed campus location north of Highway 407 between Kennedy Road and Warden Avenue, in the City of Markham, along with significant commitments from both The Regional Municipality of York and the City of Markham.

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