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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