The federal government has assembled an eminent seven-member jury, including prominent York University history Professor Irving Abella, to evaluate entries in a design competition for the new national Holocaust monument planned for a site across from the Canadian War Museum, reported the Ottawa Citizen.
If there is to be another uprising of popular defiance in the wake of a presidential election in Iran this year, none of the candidates is likely to lead it….”These are turf wars more than ideological wars,” said York University Professor Saeed Rahnema in Maclean’s.
Today, York University will confer an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Nasrin Sotoudeh, the imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer now in her third year of imprisonment and who is both the embodiment of the struggle for human rights in Iran as well as the symbol of the Iranian regime’s massive domestic repression, reported the National Post.
When Schulich Professor Murat Kristal proposed the master of science in business analytics program to Schulich’s Dean’s Advisory Council a year ago, he cited the movie Moneyball, in which Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane analyzed what had been disregarded player stats to find undervalued players to rebuild his cash-strapped team, reported The Globe and Mail.
Affordability is becoming a major challenge across the GTA, and fees slapped on homeowners are part of the issue, but so are escalating land costs and the profits reaped by developers who are getting civic approvals to build higher, more lucrative, buildings or have farmland rezoned for more valuable residential construction, said James McKellar, associate dean of York’s Schulich School of Business, in the Toronto Star Tuesday.
The Filipino community makes up a larger percentage of the population of Winnipeg (8 per cent) than any other visible minority. This concentration has led to the Filipino population becoming a significant part of city life in a way that hasn’t occurred in larger centres, said Philip Kelly, director of the Centre for Asian Research at York University, in the National Post.
“Young-Dundas Square, in my opinion, is transforming itself into sort of Toronto’s Times Square experience,” said Schulich School of Business Professor Robert Kozinets in the Toronto Star.
In any mature industry, entrepreneurial firms looking for growth should seek out disruptive technologies that offer products or services that are fundamentally different than those of their competitors, advised Schulich School of Business Professor Douglas Cumming in The Globe and Mail.
“What’s new is that Mother Nature did a fabulous experiment, giving us a window into how birds might or might not respond to dramatic shifts in weather patterns,” said York biology Professor Bridget Stutchbury in the Ottawa Citizen. “It’s the sort of experiment that you can’t conduct by yourself, or plan ahead of time.”
“All the research indicates that once you know somebody’s poor, it doesn’t matter if they’re overweight or physically active in terms of the predictability of getting coronary heart disease,” said York University Professor Dennis Raphael in The Globe and Mail.