YFile » Top Stories http://yfile.news.yorku.ca York University's Journal of Record Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:05:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Author Alberto Manguel delves into life's library to tell a story during spring convocation ceremonies http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/25/author-alberto-manguel-delves-into-lifes-library-to-tell-a-story-during-spring-convocation-ceremonies/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/25/author-alberto-manguel-delves-into-lifes-library-to-tell-a-story-during-spring-convocation-ceremonies/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:29:33 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=220569 The masterful storyteller and teacher captivated graduands during convocation ceremonies for the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies with stories from his own mental library. He told grads that these stories revealed that even in the last chapters of their lives, they can learn to do new things.

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Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies student wins Terry Fox Humanitarian Award http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/25/faculty-of-liberal-arts-professional-studies-student-wins-terry-fox-humanitarian-award/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/25/faculty-of-liberal-arts-professional-studies-student-wins-terry-fox-humanitarian-award/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 01:26:49 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=220547 Larissa Crawford, a double major in International Development Studies and Communication Studies, has won a 2015 Terry Fox Humanitarian Award, which recognizes students who possess and express "ideals of courage, humanitarianism, service and compassion," while pursuing "excellence in academic, amateur sport, fitness, health, and voluntary community service."

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York U talent nets accolades at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/25/york-u-talent-nets-accolades-at-the-dora-mavor-moore-awards/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/25/york-u-talent-nets-accolades-at-the-dora-mavor-moore-awards/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:53:03 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=220538 The Dora Mavor Moore Awards are a glittering celebration of Toronto talent in the performing arts. Numerous York U faculty and grads were nominated for major awards. One of the biggest winners was Blood Wedding (Bodas de Sangre), a Modern Times Stage Company/ Aluna Theatre co-production. It netted six awards, including outstanding production and direction by York University Theatre alumnus Soheil Parsa (BA '89), founding co-artistic director of Modern Times.

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Glendon's bilingual campus is a gem in a unilingual sea, says David Collenette http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/24/glendons-bilingual-campus-is-a-gem-in-a-unilingual-sea-says-honorary-degree-recipient-david-collenette/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/24/glendons-bilingual-campus-is-a-gem-in-a-unilingual-sea-says-honorary-degree-recipient-david-collenette/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:01:04 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=220505 One of York University's most illustrious alumni from Glendon, David Collenette (BA '69, MA '04), former member of parliament, was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree on June 20 in recognition of his decades of public service. In his remarks to graduands, he spoke about the power of Glendon's bilingual and bicultural education.

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"Think big or go home," OpenText Corp. chair tells Schulich grads at spring convocation http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/24/think-big-or-go-home-opentext-corp-chair-tells-schulich-grads-at-spring-convocation/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/24/think-big-or-go-home-opentext-corp-chair-tells-schulich-grads-at-spring-convocation/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:55:44 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=220500 ]]> http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/24/think-big-or-go-home-opentext-corp-chair-tells-schulich-grads-at-spring-convocation/feed/ 0 University expands the Employee Service Recognition Program http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/24/university-expands-the-employee-service-recognition-program/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/24/university-expands-the-employee-service-recognition-program/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:45:57 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=220490 As part of the Better Workplaces initiative and in response to the employee engagement survey, the University's service recognition program has been expanded. The program will now recognize eligible employees for service awards for each five years of continuous, active service.

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Early childhood educator urges grads to understand the importance of play http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/23/early-childhood-educator-urges-grads-to-understand-the-importance-of-play/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/23/early-childhood-educator-urges-grads-to-understand-the-importance-of-play/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 02:28:39 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=220432 "As they play, children are exploring ideas that they are not yet totally sure about.They work out problems through play all the time, whether they build with blocks, do a puzzle, or practice on the climber," said Helene Comay, early childhood educator, during convocation ceremonies for the Faculty of Education.

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Don't be afraid to stay away from comfort zones, Mark Lievonen advises grads during spring convocation http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/23/dont-be-afraid-to-take-risks-and-stay-away-from-comfort-zones-mark-lievonen-advises-grads-during-spring-convocation/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/23/dont-be-afraid-to-take-risks-and-stay-away-from-comfort-zones-mark-lievonen-advises-grads-during-spring-convocation/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 01:51:00 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=220426 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/23/dont-be-afraid-to-take-risks-and-stay-away-from-comfort-zones-mark-lievonen-advises-grads-during-spring-convocation/feed/ 0 Samuel Schwartz asks grad to make a conscious choice to give back http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/23/samuel-schwartz-asks-grad-to-make-a-conscious-choice-to-give-back/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/23/samuel-schwartz-asks-grad-to-make-a-conscious-choice-to-give-back/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 01:02:50 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=220420 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/23/samuel-schwartz-asks-grad-to-make-a-conscious-choice-to-give-back/feed/ 0 York University researchers awarded more than $6.75 million by NSERC http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/22/york-university-researchers-awarded-more-than-6-75-million-by-nserc/ http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2015/06/22/york-university-researchers-awarded-more-than-6-75-million-by-nserc/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:23:54 +0000 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/?p=220370 Thirty-eight researchers at York University have been awarded more than $6.75 million in NSERC grants, while nine graduate students and one post-doctoral fellow have received a total of $384,000 in funding for scholarships and fellowships.

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