New graduate program on launch pad

York University is pleased to announce a new Graduate Program in Humanities. Applications to the Program are now being invited, with a deadline of April 1.

The program is currently under review by the province and therefore is still pending approval. But there is every possibility that it will be approved in time for it to be launched at next academic year (2003-2004). The program offers advanced training leading to the MA and PhD degrees.

Drawing upon the demonstrated expertise of a wide range of faculty members within York University”s Division of Humanities and related areas of study at York, the program aims to provide highly qualified students with a unique opportunity of doing specialized academic work in the diverse, cultural expressions of humanities. The program”s mandate is to produce graduates equipped to utilize the rich tools afforded by interdisciplinary scholarship in humanities, with an emphasis on three fields: Comparative Perspectives and Cultural Boundaries; Religion, Values and Culture; and Science, Technology and Culture.

Application materials are available at:

For more information see the Graduate Humanities Program Web site at:, or contact Prof. Bernard Lightman,, ext. 22028.