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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Researchers develop math models to address antibiotic resistance in healthcare facilities

Scientists at York University and a national team of collaborators have developed new mathematical models that will help researchers, doctors and policymakers address the challenging public health issue of antibiotic resistance in bacteria. The team developed math models that focus on a strategy called “antimicrobial de-escalation,” which is widely used in hospitals but poorly understood in terms of its effects.

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AGYU Director Philip Monk named Governor General’s Award Laureate

Philip Monk, director of the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) since 2003, is among the eight winners of 2017 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts, announced by the Canada Council for the Arts, Feb. 15. The award recognizes outstanding career achievement in the visual arts and Monk is the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution Award for his 40 years as a writer, curator, and director.

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