Just days ahead of their preliminaries at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, Canadian men’s and women’s handball teams tested their hand-eye coordination during a visit to York University. The testing was conducted by Faculty of Health Professor Lauren Sergio and her team of researchers. They will use the results to study how the brain processes thoughts and the resulting actions.
York University is proud to host two venues for the Games on our Keele campus — the Canadian Tennis Centre, which hosts the 80 Pan Am tennis athletes who will compete at the Games, and our new world-class CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium, which will host the track and field events. We are extremely proud that a number of our current and former York athletes are representing Canada on home soil at the Games.
In a message to the community, York President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri announces the appointment of Osgoode Hall Law School Dean Lorne Sossin to the role of special advisor to the president on community engagement. Dean Sossin began his new role on July 1.
Bumblebees are rapidly declining in both North America and Europe, and a new study involving researchers from York University points to climate change as the major factor. The research shows that bumblebees are losing large amounts of the southern portion of their ranges, but unlike other species which are compensating by moving further north as the climate warms, bumblebees are not heading north.
Wednesday, June 8 could only be described as a memory maker for Lions sprinter Sheereen Harris. The York U Faculty of Health student was selected to bring the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Torch to the Keele campus.
The York University Chamber Choir concluded its 2014-15 season with landmark performances at several European destinations and were part of the Luminato Festival’s production of R. Murray Schafer’s “Apocalypsis.”
Robert Hache, vice-president research & innovation at York University, announces the appointment of Professor Sushanta Mitra as associate vice-president research, effective August 1. In his new role, Mitra will provide leadership in promoting strategic research development at York and lead the development of research policy that bridges the needs of researchers and the institution.
As part of the Games, York University is proud to host both the track & field and the tennis events at its Keele campus. Track & field events for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games will take place July 21 to 25 and Aug. 10 to 14 respectively. The Parapan Am opening ceremonies will be held in York’s new stadium on Friday, Aug. 7. The recently renamed Aviva Centre (previously Rexall Centre) will be home to Pan Am tennis from July 11 to 16.
Internationally renowned violinist Jacques Israelievitch, a music professor in York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, has been named a member of the Order of Canada. The honour, announced by Governor General David Johnston on July 1, recognizes Israelievitch’s outstanding contributions to music as a performer, educator and champion of Canadian musical creation.
Author Alberto Manguel delves into life's library to tell a story during spring convocation ceremonies
The masterful storyteller and teacher captivated graduands during convocation ceremonies for the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies with stories from his own mental library. He told grads that these stories revealed that even in the last chapters of their lives, they can learn to do new things.