Open Your Mind is a series offering insight into the different ways York University professors champion fresh ways of thinking in their research and teaching practice. Today’s spotlight is on Francis Garon, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, and the School of Public and International Affairs at Glendon, who is doing research on diversity issues in democratic societies.
Music Professor and acclaimed percussionist Barry Elmes will perform in the Faculty Concert Series with the Barry Elmes Quintent. The group takes the stage on Feb. 4 from 7:30 to 9:30pm.
York University biology Professor Carol Bucking has been awarded the the Society for Experimental Biology President’s Medal for her research and developments in animal biology and physiology. The prestigious medal is awarded annually to young scientists for outstanding research.
A team of students from the Schulich School of Business at York University has placed among the top three teams in the world at an international business case competition focused on climate change. In total, 28 teams from 14 countries registered to take part in the 2016 CK Schulich Business for a Better World Case Competition, which coincided with the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Sociology Professor Suzanne Cook, a member of York University’s Centre for Aging Research & Education (YU-CARE), is launching the Redirection Story Contest in conjunction with her research on the increasing trend of older adults opting to change careers instead of retiring.
Killam Fellowship recipient and fourth-year Glendon student Tetyana Klimova will spend a semester on exchange at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her immersion in the American university will provide her with a first-hand look at the micro- and macro-interactions between Canada and the United States.
The Centre for Human Rights will host its seventh annual Inclusion Day Conference on Jan. 27. The event features a variety of presenters who will explore the interface between human rights and the university.
“York University’s seventh annual Inclusion Day Conference is taking place on Jan. 27, and I encourage you to attend. Diversity and inclusion are foundational values of our university, so it is fitting that we dedicate a day to reinforcing those values,” writes York’s president in a letter to the community.
Brebeuf’s Ghost is a powerful story of the survival of Indigenous culture in the face of colonial oppression. The show previews from Jan. 24, opens Jan. 26 and runs to Jan. 30 in the Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre at the Keele campus.
Open Your Mind: A Q&A with Prof. Georg Zoidl, Canada Research Chair in molecular and cellular neuroscience
Open Your Mind is a series offering insight into the different ways York University professors champion fresh ways of thinking in their research and teaching practices. Today’s spotlight is on Georg Zoidl, a professor in the Faculties of Health and Science, who is doing research on cellular neuroscience.