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08.12.2014 in Top Stories

VPRI reports on the Government of Canada's renewed Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy

The renewed strategy is guided by the same core principles as the strategy in 2007 and retains the “People” and “Knowledge” pillars from the earlier framework, but also enhances and broadens the “Entrepreneurial” pillar to encompass innovation.

04.12.2014 in Top Stories

Trina McQueen honoured with Women in Film and Television Award

Trina McQueen, adjunct professor in the MBA program in arts and media administration at York’s Schulich School of Business, has been honoured with the Special Jury Award of Distinction at the 2014 Women in Film and Television – Toronto Crystal Awards. She was presented with the award during a gala luncheon Dec. 2.

03.12.2014 in Top Stories

York VPs outline next steps following release of AAPR Task Force Reports

With the release of the Task Force Reports, AAPR is now complete. Faculties and divisions will be provided with a framework to inform their initial response documents. The University’s Strategic Directions Document will be prepared based on the input received from Faculties and divisions.

03.12.2014 in Top Stories

Schulich's Forte Fellows encouraged as female Fortune 500 board prospects

York’s Schulich School of Business is one of the first business schools in Canada to partner with the Forte Foundation’s groundbreaking campaign to encourage more women to pursue an MBA education and has named six incoming students as the school’s inaugural Forte Fellows.

02.12.2014 in Top Stories

Art Gallery of York University wins seven OAAG accolades

The Art Gallery of York University has won seven awards for excellence in curation, writing, education and exhibitions, by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, winning across all the major categories.

02.12.2014 in Top Stories

English professor earns second book award for contributions to theatre history research

English Professor Darren Gobert in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies has been awarded the American Society for Theater Research’s Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History for his book The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater.

02.12.2014 in Top Stories

Anne Rochon Ford honoured for her significant work championing women

Co-director of the National Network on Environments and Women’s Health at York University, Anne Rochon Ford, was honoured with a 2014 Constance E. Hamilton Award Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Toronto City Hall for her work helping to secure equitable treatment for women.

01.12.2014 in Top Stories

Ground-based telescope measures passing of distant super-Earth

For the first time, a team of astronomers — including York University Professor and Faculty of Science Dean Ray Jayawardhana — have measured the passing of a super-Earth in front of a bright, nearby, sun-like star using a ground-based telescope.

27.11.2014 in Top Stories

York neuroscience researcher receives Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award

Thilo Womelsdorf, professor in the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, is the recipient of the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award for his research bridging the diverse fields of computational and cellular neuroscience.

27.11.2014 in Top Stories

Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies celebrates 25 years

The Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a two-day international symposium delving into the state of Jewish studies. The State of Jewish Studies: Perspectives on Premodern Periods will take place Dec. 7 and 8.

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