York Lions football player wins Russ Jackson award

Lineman Ntare Bainomugisha of the York Lions men’s football team has received the Russ Jackson award, given to the player who best combines athletics, academics and community involvement, reported the Toronto Star Nov. 11. The award is given by Ontario University Athletics. Bainomugisha, a three-time Sport York Excellence Award recipient, serves as a team mentor by assisting teammates with essays and assignments. He is completing his masters degree in education this year and is applying to the PhD program. Bainomugisha is in his third year as a residence don in Stong College.

 On air

  • The federal government’s announcement of $225,000 in funding for a national research conference on homelessness was covered by “OMNI News: Cantonese Edition” on Toronto’s OMNI.2 TV station Nov. 10. Its reporters were on hand for the announcement at York by Judy Sgro, federal minister for citizenship and immigration.
  • Toronto Mayor David Miller and John Sewell, former mayor and political science professor at York, discussed issues arising from Miller’s first year, including the planned bus rapid transit route to York, on Toronto’s CP24-TV Nov. 10.