15.05.2015 in Top Stories

York University professors were 'AMPD' at the Venice Biennale

York University theatre Professor Erika Batdorf describes her latest creation, “Burnish,” as a live, abstract jukebox. Poetry, installation, singing, sculpture and performance come together in this riveting, interactive work, which runs until Wednesday, May 20, at Theatre Centre in Toronto.

13.05.2015 in Top Stories

Centre for Vision Research awards two prizes to student researchers

On Friday May 1, the Centre for Vision Research at York University awarded graduate student Sarah D’Amour the Marian Regan Prize. Graduate student Lesley Deas received the E. Lynn Kirshner Award. Both prizes recognize exceptional work.

13.05.2015 in Top Stories

Pink Floyd's music also a social critique: new book

Beneath art rock band Pink Floyd’s psychedelic surface flows music rich in meaning. Diehard enthusiast and communication studies Professor Phil Rose dives into such meaning in his new book, Roger Waters and Pink Floyd: The Concept Albums.

12.05.2015 in Top Stories

York students on their way to South Korea for summer course

Students enrolled in the third-year Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies political science course on the politics of youth and old age depart Toronto on the third weekend of May to spend a month in Seoul, South Korea. The course is one of 17 summer study abroad courses offered this year by the University.

12.05.2015 in Top Stories

York U hosts conference for women in academic leadership

From April 30 to May 2, York University hosted the annual conference of the organization known as the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada. More than 100 senior women leaders from universities and colleges across Canada participated in the conference.

11.05.2015 in Top Stories

Kathryn McPherson honoured with FGS Teaching Award

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) honoured Kathryn McPherson for excellence in graduate teaching and mentoring with the Faculty’s Teaching Award at the Faculty Council meeting May 7.

07.05.2015 in Top Stories

York University celebrates excellence at the annual Circle of Scholars reception

Fifty exceptional graduate and undergraduate students were honoured on May 5 during the University’s annual Circle of Scholars celebration, which was held at the Underground Restaurant on the Keele campus.

07.05.2015 in Top Stories

"Could you show us a Nebula?" The Observatory provides the setting for two big questions

York University Observatory provided more than an evening view of the sky on April 24 for one lucky couple. It was also the setting for a marriage proposal.

07.05.2015 in Top Stories

York U is getting #PanAmReady

Thursday, May 7 marked a milestone in York University’s Pan Am/Parapan Am journey as the last piece of the running surface was laid on the track in the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium on the University’s Keele campus.

06.05.2015 in Top Stories

York U sprinter Khamica Bingham hopes to compete at Pan Am Games

Khamica Bingham is competing for a spot at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. She has had a successful 2014-15 season, winning the gold medal in the 60m at the OUA and CIS championships with the second fastest time in Canadian history.

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