YFile » Top Stories http://yfile.news.yorku.ca York University's Journal of Record Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:55:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Physicist tells grads at fall convocation to embrace the unexpected http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/16/physicist-tells-grads-at-fall-convocation-to-embrace-the-unexpected/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/16/physicist-tells-grads-at-fall-convocation-to-embrace-the-unexpected/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:16:23 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=209795 "My career has been dominated by surprises and unexpected opportunities," said Allan Carswell during Fall Convocation on Wednesday. "I had no idea when I graduated that I would become a laser and lidar expert, a York professor, build a highly successful business and lead the first Canadian science mission on Mars."

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York University takes back the tap http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/16/york-u-takes-back-the-tap/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/16/york-u-takes-back-the-tap/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:34:01 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=209830 York University will take back the tap and phase out the sale of bottled water on the Keele and Glendon campuses by September 2015.

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Hon doc Rick Mercer encourages graduates to toss out their plans http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/16/hon-doc-rick-mercer-encourages-graduates-to-throw-out-their-plans/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/16/hon-doc-rick-mercer-encourages-graduates-to-throw-out-their-plans/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:29:34 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=209816 "The people that I've met in my life, the people who have the most interesting lives, most satisfying careers, they have certainly at certain points in their lives, thrown the plan away," Rick Mercer told graduands after receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree during the second Fall Convocation ceremony.

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International editorial project secures major SSHRC funding http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/15/international-editorial-project-secures-major-sshrc-funding/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/15/international-editorial-project-secures-major-sshrc-funding/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:16:12 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=209709 Lesley Higgins and David Latham from Department of English head up a project to collect, preserve and explain 10 interdisciplinary volumes of Victorian classicist, art critic and fiction writer Walter Pater.

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Schulich Alumni Recognition Award recipients to be honoured at annual gala http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/14/schulich-alumni-recognition-award-recipients-to-be-honoured-at-annual-gala/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/14/schulich-alumni-recognition-award-recipients-to-be-honoured-at-annual-gala/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:27:27 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=209635 The Schulich School of Business at York University has announced the recipients of the school's 2014 Alumni Recognition Awards, honouring achievements in four categories: Outstanding Executive Leadership, Outstanding Progress and Achievement, Outstanding Public Contribution and Outstanding Contribution to the School.

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Yorku.ca home page moves to responsive design http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/14/yorku-ca-home-page-moves-to-responsive-design/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/14/yorku-ca-home-page-moves-to-responsive-design/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:02:09 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=209622 The new design offers an improved experience. A revamped navigation directs users to the information they need in a faster, more efficient way.

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York University to confer five honorary degrees at fall Convocation http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/10/york-university-to-confer-five-honorary-degrees-at-fall-convocation/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/10/york-university-to-confer-five-honorary-degrees-at-fall-convocation/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:19:32 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=209580 York University will confer honorary degrees at fall convocation ceremonies to five individuals, including an internationally recognized scientist, a top political satirist, an academic leader who champions the value of university education, a trailblazing bank executive, and a fashion entrepreneur who became a Canadian senator.

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Canadian MBA program ranked number one in world in responsible business http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/10/canadian-mba-program-ranked-number-one-in-world-in-responsible-business/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/10/canadian-mba-program-ranked-number-one-in-world-in-responsible-business/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:32:54 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=209549 The MBA program at York University's Schulich School of Business was ranked number one in the world Thursday according to the results of a global survey conducted by Corporate Knights, the world's largest circulation magazine with an explicit focus on responsible business.

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FES grad students, prof gather Canadian support for Colombian radio station http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/09/fes-grad-students-prof-assist-in-revitalizing-colombian-radio-station/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/09/fes-grad-students-prof-assist-in-revitalizing-colombian-radio-station/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:30:26 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=209484 York University doctoral student Alexandra Gelis and her mother are trying to get a community radio station up and running once again in San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia, with a little help from friends at York's Faculty of Environmental Studies who participated in a triathlon to raise funds.

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Osgoode celebrates 125 years of legal education in sweet style http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/08/osgoode-celebrates-125-years-of-legal-education-in-sweet-style/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/10/08/osgoode-celebrates-125-years-of-legal-education-in-sweet-style/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:56:44 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=209463 The Osgoode@125 event featured a reading of the inaugural address by the first principal of the law school and hundreds of Osgoode@125 cookies, which were distributed to students and staff to mark the anniversary.

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