Welcome to Brainstorm for March 2017

Brainstorm, a special edition of YFile publishing on the first Friday of every month, showcases research and innovation at York University. It offers compelling stories about the world-leading and policy relevant work of York University’s academics and researchers across all disciplines and faculties, and encompasses both pure and applied research.

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Community Safety issues a statement on hate graffiti

On Monday, Feb. 27, in the morning, hate graffiti was found in a classroom on the Keele campus. The University is working with the Toronto Police Service and assisting with the investigation. York University stands against all forms of hate, and anti-Semitism is not tolerated on our campuses and does not reflect our value of inclusion.

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York University announces that Rhonda Lenton has been appointed president and vice-chancellor

Rick Waugh, chair of the York University Board of Governors, announces that York Provost and Vice-President Academic Rhonda Lenton will serve as the University’s eighth President and Vice-Chancellor. A respected sociologist, she has taught and published broadly in the areas of gender, health, sexual violence and higher education. Lenton will commence her duties on July 1, 2017.

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Introducing Innovatus, a new teaching and learning edition of YFile

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Innovatus, a special monthly edition of YFile that highlights York University’s focus on innovation in teaching, learning and the student experience. Each issue will explore how York University community members are expanding experiential learning, enhancing the student experience, inspiring innovation in technology-enhanced learning and embracing new directions in teaching.

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