York draws a line

Saturday’s Toronto Star editorial states “York is doing the right thing” by finding a more secure venue for controversial speaker Daniel Pipes. “However offensive Pipes views may be to some York University is right to save this event. It is time Canadians drew a tough and principled line on this academic chill. And Toronto, the country’s multicultural capital, is a fine place to draw that line.”



York University to allow talk by pro-Israel academic


York University in Toronto will accommodate a pro-Israel academic who is to speak on its campus next week, despite concerns expressed by some students, and fears of protest, said a Globe and Mail story Jan. 25. 


Toronto’s York University lifts ban on controversial pro-Israel speaker


Two days after a controversial pro-Israel academic was barred from speaking at a student-run centre on the York University campus, the university’s administration has agreed to host him elsewhere else on campus, reports CP Wire Jan. 25.  “York has a strong tradition of providing a venue for the free expression of a broad range of opinions on a whole range of topics, including this one,” Cim Nunn, the university’s director of media relations said Friday.


York professors on air


“This Morning Live”, CKMI-TV, Toronto, reports Jan. 23 that psychology Professor Debra Pepler was a keynote speaker at a conference in Montreal on the issue of school bullying. Pepler is with York’s Lamarsh Centre for Research on Violence & Conflict Resolution.

A CBC business columnist reviewed two books Jan. 23 on “Metro Morning”, CBL-FM, Toronto. One of the books was Wealth Logic: Wisdom from Proving Your Personal Finances by Prof. Moshe Milevsky, a finance specialist with York’s Schulich School of Business. Milevsky was on the Jan. 23 program “Opening Bell”, CP24-TV, Toronto, commenting on the suggestion that gender may play a role in how successful people are as RRSP investors.