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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Statement from York University President on the U.S. Travel Ban and the Quebec City Attack

The foundational principles so central to the University’s being — a commitment to justice and fairness, to freedom of speech and the free exchange of ideas and information — are being threatened by the increasing levels of polarization and extremism that we are seeing around the world. We must continue to set the highest possible standard through our research, scholarship and teaching to advance knowledge and to promote understanding and awareness.

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