Thirty-nine researchers at York University have been awarded more than $5.1 million in NSERC grants, while five graduate students have received a total of $455,000 in funding for scholarships and fellowships. The funding was awarded following national, peer-reviewed competitions conducted by NSERC.
“Your empathy for students’ problems and understanding of their issues could make a difference in their lives in ways that you may never know about but which could be life changing for them,” said Tom Traves at Spring Convocation ceremonies for the Faculty of Education.
Make a difference in the world you are about to enter, Ratan Tata told the graduating class of York University’s Schulich School of Business during Spring Convocation ceremonies Friday, where he received an honorary doctor of laws degree.
Every generation faces a particular crisis they have to tackle together and for this generation it is the multiple threats to the earth from over-exploitation, pollution and the growth imperative, said Maude Barlow Thursday when she received an honorary doctor of laws degree.
From humble beginnings to the 31st lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia, Mayann Francis offered a life lesson in hope, faith, determination and fairness during York University’s 2014 Spring Convocation ceremonies. Francis was at York to receive an honorary doctor of laws degree for her work advancing human rights and equality.
York University in collaboration with Seneca College announced Monday, June 23 that, after a competitive process, Markham Centre has been selected as the preferred location in its bid to build a new university campus in York Region.
John Bankes spoke to graduands of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies about the power of volunteering and their ability to change the world. He was at Spring Convocation Ceremonies to accept an honorary doctor of laws degree.
Wade Davis told graduating students to dream the impossible and the world will lift them up. Davis was at York University to receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.
CBC Radio Executive Producer Bernie Lucht was at York University to receive an honorary doctor of laws degree for his lifelong work advancing great ideas and mobilizing knowledge through the public broadcaster.
Rita Colwell told the graduating class that this is the beginning of their own lifelong journey in learning and in changing the world to become an ever better, more sustainable and more peaceful place.