Schulich’s Horváth reappointed for a fourth term

York University President and Vice-Chancellor Lorna Marsden announces the reappointment of Dezsö J. Horváth, Tanna H. Schulich Chair in Strategic Management, to a fourth five-year term as dean of York’s Schulich School of Business, says a story in the National Post Nov. 27. Under Horvath’s leadership, Schulich has become Canada’s Global Business School (™). Known for its innovation and diversity, Schulich is ranked among the top 10 non-US business schools in the world.

York creates Dooley memorial scholarship

The name of murdered Scarborough youngster Randal Dooley will live on in a positive light thanks to a new memorial fund set up to benefit three York University arts students each year, reports the North York Mirror Nov. 20. The Randal Dooley Memorial Fund was presented to York University by members of the Jane-Finch community, the Jamaican Canadian Association and the Markham African-Caribbean Association. Paul Marcus, York University Foundation president, said the fund would help York build bridges with the community. “Our campus is very welcoming and we want to provide the impetus for students from the nearby Jane-Finch community to come here for their education.”

Mayor talks of subway extension

At the opening of the Sheppard subway The North York Mirror reports Nov. 24 that Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman said he favours extending the Sheppard line, but the Toronto Transit Commission’s priority is extending the Spadina line to York University. The mayor said he wouldn’t support that unless York Region and Vaughan paid for half of the municipal portion of any upgrade. “I want the Spadina line extended, but I’m not going to take it to York University without Vaughan kicking in their share,” he said. In an editorial the same day, the newspaper said the federal and provincial governments must create a truly integrated rapid transit network in Toronto, one that includes a York University line, an Eglinton line and a completed Sheppard subway.

Bank of Canada’s Freedman talks at Schulich

In a speech he gave at York’s Schulich School of Business, Charles Freedman, deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, said while Canadian companies have increased their reliance on foreign capital markets in the past decade, there is little evidence domestic markets have been abandoned or “hollowed out”, reports the National Post Nov. 27.