Ideas will ignite and sparks are set to fly as part of York University’s fourth annual TEDxYorkU conference set for March 4, in the Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan Theatre, Keele campus.
Olivia Chow, MP Trinity – Spadina, will be the keynote speaker for this year’s International Women’s Day celebration at York Thursday, March 6, the theme of which is inspiring change.
Named one of the inaugural top 100 young innovators by the MIT Technology Review, Jeremijenko is the featured presenter for the 2014 Wendy Michener Lecture. She will give an “xLECTURE on the xCLINIC” on March 5, from 5 to 6:30pm, in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi, will talk about building stronger cities for a stronger Canada Friday, Feb. 28 in downtown Toronto as part of the Osgoode Distinguished Speakers Series.
The researchers found that a simple exercise to foster optimism that had study participants write down one achievable goal for the day, offered a good antidote to negative feelings and worked better than complaining on Twitter or Facebook.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Month in February, students, staff and faculty are invited to learn more about the resources available to support their mental health and well-being both on and off campus.
Black feminist ethnomusicologist Professor Kyra Gaunt will bring her provocative lecture style to York Tuesday with her talk, “YouTube Twerking and You: The Context Collapse of Black Girls’ Always-On Self-Presentation”, as the fourth-annual speaker in the Alexander F. Chamberlain Children’s Studies Speaker Series.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru Episode when Canada turned away 376 migrants of South Asian origin aboard a Japanese steamship. A series of events, including an exhibit, an award-winning documentary and several lectures will commemorate the anniversary, from March 10 to 15.
Harris, a professor of psychology in the Faculty of Health, has been named the recipient of a 2014 President’s Research Excellence Award for his outstanding contributions to multi-sensory research and to York University’s research community.
Schulich School of Business marketing Professor Markus Giesler was named one of the “40 Most Outstanding B-School Profs Under 40 in the World” by Poets&Quants.