Welcome to the November issue of Innovatus

Each month, Innovatus, a special issue of YFile, explores how York University community members are expanding experiential learning, enhancing the student experience, inspiring innovation in technology-enhanced learning and embracing educational development. Click on the title to read a summary of what’s covered in this issue.

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Starting from scratch in civil engineering

The recipient of the 2018 President’s University-Wide Teaching Award in the Senior Full-time Faculty Category, Lassonde Professor Dan Palermo was the Civil Engineering Department’s first hire in 2013, and he worked with the department Chair to build the Civil Engineering program from the ground up.

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Leading thinkers gather at York University to discuss countdown to Canadian climate action

To understand how climate change already impacts human health in Canada and around the world, leading scientific and civil society organizations will gather at York University on Nov. 29. The day-long event will focus on findings contained in the “Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change,” a Lancet-led yearly review of the world’s response to climate change and how it affects human health globally.

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