A healthy distrust at First Nations-Crown summit

The government must go beyond mere window dressing and pursue tangible outcomes that address the needs of Aboriginal Canadians, wrote political scientist and legal scholar Jennifer Dalton, a professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and a visiting scholar in York’s Centre for Refugee Studies, in The Mark Jan. 24. Dalton was writing about the meeting between First Nations and the federal government which doesn’t include the provincial premiers. “How can lasting change be secured when not all of the parties to the First Nations-Crown relationship are present?,” wrote Dalton. Read full story

Five ideas to help RIM find its marketing mojo
People may constantly gab, text and BBM on its smartphones, but RIM needs to work on its communication skills, wrote the Toronto Star Jan. 24. It can start, suggested Alan Middleton, marketing professor at York’s Schulich School of Business, by admitting to flaws to bring your sexy back. Read full story

The RIM Marketing Survival Guide
Alan Middleton, marketing professor at York’s Schulich School of Business, says one of RIM’s  key failings was it was late to the party in the burgeoning tablet market, reported Marketing Magazine in its Jan. 23 issue. Read full story

Get INSPIREd: YorkU event helping spread message
Students of York University are in for a real treat this coming Thursday when some of Canada’s finest achievers come together to share their stories and insights with students in a special event that promises to be as lively as it is inspiring, reported the Toronto Sun Jan. 24. Read full story

Acceptance of public breastfeeding on the rise in Durham
A recent survey says three out of four Durham residents have no problem with a woman breastfeeding in plain sight at a mall or restaurant, reported DurhamRegion.com Jan. 24. The Durham Region health department phone survey was conducted by York’s Institute for Social Research. Read full story