Security experts on Iraq

David Mutimer, deputy director of York’s Centre for International and Security Studies discussed US pressure on the UN to act quickly after Iraq’s offer to allow weapons inspectors into the country, on Halifax’s Info Morning (CBH-FM) Sept. 18.

Peter Gizewski, associate of York’s Centre for International and Security Studies was interviewed about Iraq allowing UN inspectors back into the country, on Montreal programs Breakaway (CBVE-FM) and Home Run (CBME-FM) Sept.17.

York one of top 10 tech schools

York is listed as one of the top 10 Canadian technology schools, according to the Gourman report, announced Tech TV News (TECH-TV) Sept. 17. The others are McGill University, the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, McMaster University, University of Alberta, York University, Carleton University, Simon Fraser University, the University of Manitoba and the University of Ottawa.

Police offer reward to find killer

Toronto radio and television stations reported Sept. 17 that Toronto police are creating a re-enactment and offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the murderer of a York University student Lyn Tao last February: Opening Bell (CP24-TV), The World Today (CFRB-AM), Global News (CIII-TV), News (CKFM-FM), World Beat News (CFTO-TV)

Do you recognize this man?

Police have released a description of the man who sexually assaulted a woman last week in a York University parking lot, reported Citypulse (CITY-TV), World Beat News (CFTO-TV), 680 News (CFTR-AM) Sept. 17.

On US soldiers charged

Martin Shadwick, defence analyst with York’s Centre for International and Security Studies, discussed charges against two American soldiers for the death of Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, on Montreal’s CBME-FM’s Home Run Sept. 13.

Judge racially insensitive?

Former Osgoode Hall Law School dean Mr. Justice James MacPherson of the Ontario Court of Appeal faces accusations of making racially insensitive comments about Chinese Canadians in a class-action lawsyuit against the Canadian government by descendants of Chinese immigrants forced to pay a head tax to work in Canada, reports Kirk Makin in The Globe and Mail Sept. 19.

Remarks on Iraq-US relations

Remarks by David Mutimer, deputy director of York’s Centre for International and Security Studies, about Iraq’s decision to allow inspectors into the country and the threat of American military action against Iraq were aired Sept. 18 at Edmonton AM (CBX-AM), Morning Edition (CBK-AM) in Saskatchewan, Calgary Eye Opener (CBR-AM), Early Edition 1 (CBU-AM) in Vancouver, Information Radio (CBW-AM) in
Winnipeg, Ottawa Morning (CBO-FM).

How to catch Internet misusers

Richard Davis, York University doctoral candidate in industrial organizational psychology and director of Victoria Point Consulting, explains explains procedures used to help companies screen employees who may misuse the Internet on Metro Morning (CBL-FM) in Toronto Sept. 18.

Last word on pot
Alan Young, a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School says he is in favour of a Senate report calling for a lessening of Canada’s marijuana laws, in The Last Word on Global National (Global) Sept. 18.

Name-recognition ops

In an opinion piece in NOW Magazine Online Edition Sept. 19-25, Michael Smith criticizes York’s courting of corporate funds for new buildings by offering “name-recognition opportunities.” He quotes fundraiser Chris Costello: “What we’re saying is, ‘This is how we might be able to help you guys. You’re having a hard time, too.’ ”

“We cannot erase the pain…”

Academics and benefactors gather at York University Thursday, September 12, for the official opening of the Harriet Tubman Resource Centre on the African Diaspora, a global digital library and archive of materials relating to the history of Africans, reported NOW Magazine Online Edition Sept. 19-25. He quoted Paul Lovejoy, Canada Research Chair in African diaspora history: “We cannot erase the pain and
suffering that Africans had to endure, but we can work to erase the legacy of racism that is a product of
that slavery.”

Free counselling

York Region couples in crisis are invited to participate in free counselling offered by a York University professor, who is pioneering a therapy aimed at helping people work through emotional injury, reported Sept. 17. “Unlike most psychotherapies, (emotion-focused therapy) seeks to resolve unpleasant emotions by working with them rather than suppressing or avoiding them and helps people to
move on with their lives more effectively,” Prof. Leslie Greenberg said.

Bragging rights

The York Yeomen defeated their crosstown rivals, the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, 14-6 in the annual Red and Blue Bowl held this past Saturday. This marked the eighth straight year the Yeomen have defeated the Blues in their lone regular season matchup, reported the North York Mirror Sept. 18.