Student sacrifices job to watch Italy play soccer

So caught up in the excitement of the winning goal against Germany in the July 4 World Cup semi-final game was Gary Domanico that he jumped on a table at Giovanna Trattoria on College Street sending it – along with half a dozen bottles and glasses – crashing, reported The Toronto Sun July 5. “I got fired today because I didn’t show up,” the 21-year-old now-unemployed York University student said. “I’m loyal to my team, not my job.”

Computer Science roof noticed in Sun’s food section

This year, Toronto rooftop gardens are more popular than ever, wrote the food columnist for The Toronto Sun July 5. As noted recently by (May 2006), green roofs are listed as one of the safeguards for a sustainable environment. Among other projects in the city: York University. In 2001, the University installed a 1,875 sq.-metre green roof during the construction of its Computer Science & Engineering Building.

On air

  • Director Gordon Shepherd and Prof. Brendan Quine of York’s Centre for Research on Earth & Space Science discussed the launch of the space shuttle Discovery on CBC Radio July 4. Quine appeared on afternoon programs in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Halifax and St. John’s, while Shepherd was interviewed on shows in Calgary, Ottawa and Fredericton. Meanwhile, Marshall McCall, Chair of York’s Department of Physics & Astronomy, Faculty of Science & Engineering, spoke about mankind’s need to explore space in person on CTV Newsnet.
  • York Lions soccer coach Paul James continued his commentary on the World Cup in the final week of competition on CBC Radio and CBC Newsworld July 4.
  • Gamal Adbel-Shehid, professor in York’s School of Kinesiology & Health Science in the Faculty of Health, said Canadians are fantasizing about themselves as tolerant, innocent and benevolent on the CBC Radio program “The Contrarians” July 4.
  • Media critic and film historian Seth Feldman, director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies at York, spoke to the question “How Canadian are we?” on CBC Radio’s “Sounds like Canada” program July 4. The host for the show was York graduate Jian Ghomeshi (BA Glendon ‘95).