As part of its continuing evolution to meet the needs of a changing University community, the York University Bookstore in collaboration with the York University Development Corporation, will embark on a major renovation and refresh. The work will begin in November.
Lawyers coming from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School are included in Canadian Lawyer magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential list. This year’s honorees include seven lawyers affiliated with York U.
Film Professor and Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Colleen Wagner’s new play, “The Living,” is one of 16 plays selected for Toronto’s popular SummerWorks Performance Festival. The play is a documentary dramatizing the experiences of genocide survivors in post-conflict zones.
York University takes back the tap this September with the phaseout of the sale of single-serve bottled water on the Keele and Glendon campuses. The University’s commitment to phase out the sale of bottled water was made in the form of a pledge signed in 2012.
Since its premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), In Her Place, a feature film by Albert Shin (BFA ’06), has been riding a wave of critical acclaim. Recently, Shin screened the film at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) as part of its Film Independent series, the museum’s first collaboration with TIFF.
A York U study suggests a job seeker’s online presence can have a profound effect on their chances of getting hired and their starting salary, especially for women. The study found that those job seekers who did actively manage their digital image were more likely to be looked on favourably by employers.
Staff and faculty of York University are encouraged to volunteer for York U’s welcome campaign for new students. YU Belong gives incoming students an insider’s look at campus this fall.
York U Digital Media students sparked excitement in GTA youth with a series of free workshops. Youth aged 9 to 12 explored the world of video game design through the Summer Inventors Workshop.
Among the thousands of volunteers supporting athletes at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, there is a dedicated group of highly skilled Athletic Therapy graduates and faculty from York University who are working long hours to keep athletes healthy.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research will provide almost $1.4 million in operating grants to two York University researchers. The funding supports research into understanding into how cells regulate gene expression during normal growth and in response to stress and disease, and how fast and flexible learning is achieved by the interplay of brain cells.