Look for Toronto’s urban future in the booming suburbs

For the past three years, as part of a long-term research project at York University, sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, we have been coordinating an expert group of suburb-shapers and builders to share our experiences with the aim of inspiring new forms of suburban governance, reported the Toronto Star.

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Schulich School of Business in India

For Dezso Horvath, the dean of York University’s Schulich School of Business, there’s no small amount of irony in India’s recent decision to allow foreign universities to confer degrees in the South Asian country of 1.2 billion, reported Maclean’s.

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Detained Western prof begins hunger strike

The hunger strike comes following Western University Professor Tarek Loubani and York University Professor John Greyson being informed that they may remain imprisoned in Egypt for up to two years, reported the Gazette. Throughout the strike Loubani and Greyson will reportedly consume only water and juice, refusing food.

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Outsourcing has a bad reputation but are there reasons to be cheerful?

“[Outsourcing] can provide people in developing countries with job opportunities that might not otherwise have been available,” wrote Paul Klein, member of the Schulich School of Business Advisory Council of the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business, in the Guardian. “And, those with low incomes in developed countries can, as Walmart claims, ‘save money and live better’ by accessing goods at lower costs as a result of outsourced operations.”

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