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30.07.2014 in Top Stories

History and geography prof wins three awards for book on Irish

Professor William Jenkins has picked up a trio of awards this year — the Clio Prize, the Joseph Brant Award and the James S. Donnelly, Sr. Prize — for his book Between Raid and Rebellion: The Irish in Buffalo and Toronto, 1867-1916.

28.07.2014 in Top Stories

Drooling has its benefits, in moose it inhibits growth of toxic fungus

Some sticky research out of York University shows a surprisingly effective way to fight against a certain species of toxic grass fungus — moose and reindeer saliva, which when applied to red fescue grass results in slower fungus growth and less toxicity.

28.07.2014 in Top Stories

New book explores intersection of prisons and disability

A new book co-edited by York social work Professor Chris Chapman, Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada, is a collection of interdisciplinary papers examining the incarceration and segregation of people with disabilities in North America.

23.07.2014 in Top Stories

Five faculty honoured with teaching awards during Spring Convocation

York faculty Norma Sue Fisher-Stitt and Tamara Kelly, contract faculty member Isha DeCoito, and teaching assistants Yael Machtinger and Rehanna Siew-Sarju, were honoured for excellence in teaching.

23.07.2014 in Top Stories

Researchers use bird ‘backpacks’ to map wood thrush migration

Migratory songbirds are disappearing and a key piece of the puzzle may be knowing where these birds go once they leave their breeding sites and what threats may they be encountering along the way. To find out, a team of researchers out of York University have created the first ever migratory connectivity map produced for a songbird.

21.07.2014 in Top Stories

York U’s ‘this is my time’ campaign wins silver award

The “this is my time” campaign won silver for Best Student Recruitment Initiative in the 2014 Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) Prix D’Excellence Awards.

16.07.2014 in Top Stories

Lack of cardiac rehab programs a global issue, says prof

Although cardiac rehabilitation is cost-effective, can lower death and re-hospitalization rates and increase quality of life, York kinesiology Professor Sherry Grace found only about 39 per cent of countries offer such programs.

14.07.2014 in Top Stories

Book explores apocalypse and alchemy of two of Canada’s great thinkers

York English Professor B.W. Powe explores the conflicts, similarities, harmonies and lasting influences, side by side, of Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye in his newest book, Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye: Apocalypse and Alchemy (University of Toronto Press).

09.07.2014 in Top Stories

Recruitment social media efforts pick up two awards

A new way of engaging prospective students in on-campus events through social media has garnered the University two prestigious awards. The Fall Campus Day Insta-Print Photo Booth was awarded a Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education Prix D’Excellence and a Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Circle of Excellence Award.

07.07.2014 in Top Stories

Professor Marcia Rioux appointed to Order of Canada

Rioux, a Distinguished Research Professor at York University, was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in recognition of her scholarship in the field of social justice and for her advancement of the rights of persons with disabilities.

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