The business leader and alumnus of the Schulich School of Business says that York University is well positioned as one of Canada’s leading universities. Also appointed as members of the board are Laura Formusa, Jane Rowe, Ajay Virmani, Bernard Lightman, Dan O’Hara and Amanda Wassermuhl.
Three members of the York University Lions track and field team were among the 89 athletes selected to represent Canada at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto this summer. Third-year sprinter Khamica Bingham and alumni Dontae Richards-Kwok and Daniel Novia will compete in the games.
In addition to performing, the musician asked graduands to get in touch with nature, with the people and the cosmos. “Learn to listen, to understand the connections among all things as this ability should not be underrated for it can be essential for our future.”
Bullying expert Debra Pepler, Distinguished Research Professor of psychology at York University, is the recipient of the 2015 “Donald O. Hebb Award for Distinguished Contributors to Psychology as a Science” from the Canadian Psychological Association. Pepler’s research has changed the way we think about bullying, aggression and other forms of violence.
As Toronto heats up, so do opportunities for summer fun in the city. With a combined total of more than 450 concerts on offer, making a must-see list is a daunting challenge. Get started with this tip sheet highlighting York U jazz artists who are taking centre stage at festivals.
The president of Cineplex Media delivered a masterclass on how to live a life filled with purpose and meaning during spring convocation ceremonies for graduates of the School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.
John Abele, a pioneer of minimally invasive medicine, tells grads to embrace technology and keep learning
John Abele, founder of Boston Scientific, received an honorary degree from York University on June 15. In his convocation address, Abele asked grads to embrace technology and be pioneers in disruptive innovation.
Arthur Biyarslanov, an undergraduate student in York University’s Faculty of Health, is getting ready to secure his berth in the boxing division in the 2015 Pan Am Games. Biyarslanov will compete at the Oshawa Sports Centre, which is the Pan Am venue for boxing. The boxing portion of the games runs from July 18 to 25.
Dr. Julio Frenk, dean of the Faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development, told York University graduates that they should embrace their ideals and ideas and strive to become agents of change.
York University student Devon MacPherson wasn’t alone when she crossed the convocation stage Tuesday morning to receive her diploma. Barkley, her mental health service dog, shared the limelight in his own gown and cap.