YUFFA Fringe, a theatre company based in AMPD, has two plays in this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The company is led by York theatre Professor Ian Garrett, and features York students and alumni.
York researchers have found that climate change is threatening to expose hazardous waste at an abandoned camp thought to be buried forever in the Greenland Ice Sheet. The site, Camp Century, was used as a United States military base during the Cold War.
Professor Kenneth McRoberts, former Principal of York University’s Glendon Campus, was named to France’s National Order of Merit and appointed to the rank of Knight during a ceremony on April 25 at the French Consul General’s residence in Toronto.
A grant of close to $100,000 from the Law Foundation of Ontario will fund the creation of a new legal clinic spearheaded by Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Poonam Puri in partnership with FAIR Canada.
Current and former Lions are in Rio, ready to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games. Named to Team Canada are Lions thrower Brittany Crew, Lions boxer Arthur Biyarslanov, former Lions sprinter Khamica Bingham, former Lions taekwondo competitor Melissa Pagnotta and honorary degree recipient and tennis player Daniel Nestor.
Lassonde Professor Hui Jiang and visiting researcher Quan Liu won first place at this year’s CommonSense Reasoning Competition held in July in New York City. The researchers are working on ways to improve artificial intelligence (AI), and used deep learning to train a computer to recognize the relationship between different events.
The Government of Ontario has released two groundbreaking studies on the Ontario Employment Standards Act prepared by York University political science Professor Leah F. Vosko from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS). Other York professors contributing to the reports include York sociology Professor Mark P. Thomas and Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Eric Tucker.
A new incarnation of York University theatre Professor Erika Batdorf’s highly successful art object and interactive performance piece “Burnish” will be featured in Toronto’s SummerWorks Performance Festival Aug. 4 to 9.
Prof. Margaret Schotte won the 2016 Frank Broeze Prize for her dissertation investigating how early modern sailors developed mathematical and technical expertise in the age of exploration and the print revolution.
York University history Professor Craig Heron’s 2015 book, “Lunch-Bucket Lives: Remaking the Workers’ City,” has earned multiple awards and much recognition. The book explores the realities and struggles of the city of Hamilton’s working class.