22.06.2016 in Top Stories

Professor Ann (Rusty) Shteir urges graduates to reflect on history

After a teaching career at York University that spanned five decades, Professor Ann (Rusty) Shteir said history serves as a springboard for cultivating our future. Shteir was given an honorary doctorate of laws at the Spring Convocation ceremony on June 22, and delivered a speech to graduating students.

22.06.2016 in Top Stories

York U unveils spectacular Inuit soccer player sculptureĀ 

A monumental sculpture of an Inuk soccer player was unveiled June 21 at York Lions Stadium. Inuit artists Ruben Komangapik and Koomuatuk (Kuzy) Curley were commissioned to create the sculpture titled Ahqahizu as part of a Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage project.

21.06.2016 in Top Stories

"The world needs you more than ever," acclaimed director Jillian Keiley tells grads

Making art is an act of courage and bravery said Canadian theatre director Jillian Keiley on June 21 to graduates of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

21.06.2016 in Top Stories

Jeannette Corbiere Lavell offers graduates gift from Indigenous ancestors

Indigenous rights activist Jeannette Corbiere Lavell was given an honourary doctorate of laws at York University’s fifth convocation ceremony. She shared personal reflections with LA&PS graduands during her speech.

21.06.2016 in Top Stories

School of Continuing Studies graduation ceremony a night to remember

The York University School of Continuing Studies held the school’s inaugural graduation ceremony on the night of May 26. The event, which saw more than 200 attendees, featured guest speakers, certificate presentations and the #YorkSCSgrad social media contest.

20.06.2016 in Top Stories

Philanthropist Victor Phillip Dahdaleh urges grads to go out and make a difference in the world

A Canadian business magnate based in the United Kingdom, Dahdaleh was at York University on June 20 to receive an honorary doctor of laws degree in recognition of his support of education, research and global health.

20.06.2016 in Top Stories

Shrinking the urban footprint is key to the future, John Friedmann tells grads

Shrinking the urban footprint is the key to a sustainable future, John Friedmann told graduates during the second Spring Convocation ceremony. Friedmann was given an honorary doctorate of laws from York University.

20.06.2016 in Top Stories

Newborn giant planet found orbiting an infant sun

The discovery of a giant planet known as a hot Jupiter orbiting an infant sun represents a major step forward in understanding how planetary systems form and evolve, says an international team of astronomers including some from York University.

19.06.2016 in Top Stories

Astronomer Paul Delaney appointed University Professor

The title will be awarded to the esteemed astronomer during spring convocation ceremonies. Delaney, a senior lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science, was named one of TV Ontario’s “Top 10 Lecturers” in Ontario.

19.06.2016 in Top Stories

Foodshare Toronto's Debbie Field encourages grads to embrace the unknown

Students graduating from the Faculty of Health were encouraged to embrace the unknown. The message was delivered by Debbie Field during the first Spring Convocation ceremony June 17. Field received an honorary doctor of laws degree from York University.

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