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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.

07.07.2014 in Top Stories

NSERC awards more than $3.2 million to York-led research partnerships

Two industry-academic partnerships led by York University have received a total of $3,297,000 through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Grants program.

02.07.2014 in Top Stories

No one person can succeed alone, says former chief justice of Yukon court

“The most important thing we can do as lawyers is do the same thing that the medical profession does and focus on the health of our communities,” said Barry Stuart, former chief judge of the Yukon Territorial Court, to the graduating class of Osgoode Hall Law School during Spring Convocation ceremonies June 20.

02.07.2014 in Top Stories

Strive to keep your second language, hon doc tells graduating class

Graham Fraser told graduating students at York’s Glendon College that as they stand on the brink of a new phase of life, not only should they strive to keep their second language, but they should understand that bilingualism is a leadership skill. Fraser received an honorary doctor of laws degree from York.

26.06.2014 in Top Stories

York researchers awarded more than $5.5 million by NSERC

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.

25.06.2014 in Top Stories

Great teaching makes a difference, observes hon doc

“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.

25.06.2014 in Top Stories

Be remembered for what you do for others, says hon doc

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.

23.06.2014 in Top Stories

Environment and environmental justice is this generation’s crisis

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.

23.06.2014 in Top Stories

Stay true to your principles, former lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia tells grads

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.

23.06.2014 in Top Stories

York U chooses Markham Centre as preferred location in the province’s university expansion

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.

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