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18.02.2015 in Top Stories

Disaster management: new book connects theory to practice

Hollywood’s portrayal of human reaction to disaster is a myth. Disaster and emergency management Professor David Etkin breaks down myths and marries theory to practice in his new book Disaster Theory: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Concepts and Causes.

17.02.2015 in Top Stories

Panel discusses how filmmaking can play role in research and vice versa

Three York researchers who have used documentary filmmaking in their work will share their experiences of the role research plays in filmmaking and the role filmmaking plays in the research process Friday, Feb. 20.

17.02.2015 in Top Stories

Barbara Hall to speak at UN World Day of Social Justice at York Thursday

The Ontario Human Rights Commissioner, Barbara Hall, will deliver the keynote address at the United Nations World Day of Social Justice and Black History Month celebrations Thursday, Feb. 19, at York. There will also be a panel discussion.

16.02.2015 in Top Stories

York VPs issue update on planning responses following AAPR

Vice-President Academic and Provost Rhonda Lenton and Vice-President Finance and Administration Gary Brewer release an update on planning responses following the conclusion of the Academic and Administrative Program Review process.

16.02.2015 in Top Stories

Do you have what it takes to be York's President for a Day? Submissions are due Feb. 24

Enter York University’s fourth annual President for a Day contest, where President Mamdouh Shoukri will swap roles with an undergrad student for one day.

12.02.2015 in Top Stories

Faculty of Fine Arts becomes the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

On Tuesday, Feb. 11 during a high-energy event held on the University’s Keele campus, the Faculty of Fine Arts officially became the new School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design. The new name reflects the school’s leadership role in research, practice, engagement and innovation across the arts and beyond.

12.02.2015 in Top Stories

Faculty of Science professor receives more than $717,000 from NSERC

Sergey Krylov, a professor in Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science at York University and a Tier 1 York Research Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry, will use the award to fund his work to streamline small-scale chemical manufacturing.

12.02.2015 in Top Stories

York's clothing drive for less fortunate warms a community

One man literally took the coat off his back to give to the Used Shoes and Coats Drive held last week at York University. The donations will go to help the homeless, women’s shelters and the Soles4Souls organization.

11.02.2015 in Top Stories

Mental health and wellness is a York community concern

During the third week of Mental Health Awareness Month, attention is being turned to work-life balance. The week starts with Family Day. To assist with developing personal strategies to keep things in balance, the Mental Health Steering Committee is sponsoring workshops for staff and faculty members in the last couple weeks of February.

11.02.2015 in Top Stories

How do markets shape love? Schulich researchers have a few answers in time for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is a market-based force that helps to shape love relationships and the rules of emotional life in Western culture. And its rose-coloured influence is spreading to other cultures, according to a multi-year ethnographic study by researchers at the Schulich School of Business.

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