22.06.2015 in Top Stories

Rick Waugh appointed as Chair of York University Board of Governors

The business leader and alumnus of the Schulich School of Business says that York University is well positioned as one of Canada’s leading universities. Also appointed as members of the board are Laura Formusa, Jane Rowe, Ajay Virmani, Bernard Lightman, Dan O’Hara and Amanda Wassermuhl.

22.06.2015 in Top Stories

Trio of Lions named to athletics team for Pan Am Games

Three members of the York University Lions track and field team were among the 89 athletes selected to represent Canada at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto this summer. Third-year sprinter Khamica Bingham and alumni Dontae Richards-Kwok and Daniel Novia will compete in the games.

18.06.2015 in Top Stories

Composer Manuel Obregon offers York U grads the sounds of the rainforest

In addition to performing, the musician asked graduands to get in touch with nature, with the people and the cosmos. “Learn to listen, to understand the connections among all things as this ability should not be underrated for it can be essential for our future.”

18.06.2015 in Top Stories

York Professor Debra Pepler honoured for her contributions to psychology

Bullying expert Debra Pepler, Distinguished Research Professor of psychology at York University, is the recipient of the 2015 “Donald O. Hebb Award for Distinguished Contributors to Psychology as a Science” from the Canadian Psychological Association. Pepler’s research has changed the way we think about bullying, aggression and other forms of violence.

18.06.2015 in Top Stories

York U music students and faculty jazz it up at Toronto festivals

As Toronto heats up, so do opportunities for summer fun in the city. With a combined total of more than 450 concerts on offer, making a must-see list is a daunting challenge. Get started with this tip sheet highlighting York U jazz artists who are taking centre stage at festivals.

17.06.2015 in Top Stories

Arts luminary Salah Bachir asks grads to live their lives with purpose

The president of Cineplex Media delivered a masterclass on how to live a life filled with purpose and meaning during spring convocation ceremonies for graduates of the School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

17.06.2015 in Top Stories

John Abele, a pioneer of minimally invasive medicine, tells grads to embrace technology and keep learning

John Abele, founder of Boston Scientific, received an honorary degree from York University on June 15. In his convocation address, Abele asked grads to embrace technology and be pioneers in disruptive innovation.

17.06.2015 in Top Stories

Psychology major Arthur Biyarslanov is York University's Pan Am hopeful in boxing

Arthur Biyarslanov, an undergraduate student in York University’s Faculty of Health, is getting ready to secure his berth in the boxing division in the 2015 Pan Am Games. Biyarslanov will compete at the Oshawa Sports Centre, which is the Pan Am venue for boxing. The boxing portion of the games runs from July 18 to 25.

16.06.2015 in Top Stories

Public health visionary urges York grads to become enlightened agents of change

Dr. Julio Frenk, dean of the Faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development, told York University graduates that they should embrace their ideals and ideas and strive to become agents of change.

16.06.2015 in Top Stories

Service dog and student cross convocation stage in matching cap and gown

York University student Devon MacPherson wasn’t alone when she crossed the convocation stage Tuesday morning to receive her diploma. Barkley, her mental health service dog, shared the limelight in his own gown and cap.

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