Bigger clawbacks to Old Age Security not the answer

“The principled argument for not clawing back Old Age Security benefits is that all seniors should be entitled to a bare-bones public pension as a basic building block of the overall retirement income system,” wrote Andrew Jackson, the Packer Professor of Social Justice at York University, in The Globe and Mail.

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Toronto student crowned Champion of Americas…in Mandarin

This summer, York University student Luc Pokorn made the top five in the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition in China, reported the Toronto Star. Over the course of a few weeks, people were eliminated through a series of zany events, cultural sketches and speeches, judged by a jury and televised in three installments.

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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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