Having it all depends on what ‘all’ means

Julia Richardson, professor of organizational behaviour in York’s School of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, regularly asks her students to define career success, according to The Globe and Mail Feb. 24. Although some speak of it in terms of scaling to the top of an organization, she said many students – specifically women – often hold a broader view. For them, success includes factors such as happiness with their family life, making a contribution to society and having a job they really enjoy. She mused that this expanded view of success comes from watching their parents work long hours to afford a certain lifestyle, leading them to question if that’s what they really want. Read full story.

Spirited from Nazi Germany as a teen, he became Canada’s doctor of music
York Professor Liora Salter, a much-published author cross-appointed to the Faculty of Environmental Studies and Osgoode Hall Law School, described how her late stepfather, Helmut Kallmann, ended up in Canada as a prisoner of war and went on to become one of the country’s foremost music historians, in The Globe and Mail Feb. 25. Read full story.

Unique information compiled for journals on black history
The ninth volume of Northern Terminus: the African Canadian History Journal, was released at Grey Roots south of Owen Sound during this year’s Black History Event, wrote The Owen Sound Sun Times Feb. 27. Naomi Norquay, professor in York’s Faculty of Education and co-editor, said she has been told the journal is Canada’s only African Canadian history journal. “This is a community journal and it’s a very special publication.” Read full story.

Three crew members killed after Via Rail passenger train derails
Josh Dykstra
had his head buried in his laptop and was thinking about the week ahead at York University when his train car lifted into the air and, for a moment, gravity ceased to exist, wrote The Globe and Mail Feb. 27. The 20-year-old York student was a passenger in the train that derailed near Burlington on Sunday. Dykstra said one passenger flew back-first into one of the windows, and an elderly woman gushed blood from a deep cut on her forehead. Read full story.

End of the world: How to survive Armageddon
Kathryn Denning
, archeologist and anthropologist in York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, spoke about the end of the world on Global Television Feb. 25.  She said prophesying about the day of reckoning has been going on as long as, well, mankind itself. View the video.

Fact or Fiction – Rescuing Baby Birds
In a phone interview with CBC Radio’s “Quirks & Quarks”, Professor Bridget Stutchbury, Canada Research Chair in Ecology and Conservation Biology in York’s Faculty of Science & Engineering, dispelled the myth that bird parents won’t accept their young after they’ve been touched by humans – but their newly laid eggs? Well, that’s a different matter. Listen to audio clip.

Should the education system be tailored to better fit the job market in Canada?
Imogen Coe
, professor of biology and associate dean, research & partnerships, in York’s Faculty of Science & Engineering, was a guest commentator on CBC Radio’s “Cross-Country Check-up” Feb. 26. Listen to audio.

Student production gives an Occupy feel to classic ’60s play about revolution, Marat/Sade
Glendon theatre Professor Aleksandar Lukac, who’s always been known for presenting scripts in an unorthodox fashion, blends two periods of revolution in his latest work, Move(me.)ant, giving it all a social-media spin, said NOW magazine Feb 27. Read full story.

Employers like these MBA schools
Six Canadian business schools, including the Schulich School of Business at York University, are among the top 20 in the international survey QS Global 200 Business Schools Report, reported The Globe and Mail Feb. 24. The schools were noted for making “huge improvements” in becoming known to employers as preferred sources for MBA graduates. Read full story.

Chantal Sutherland on luck, love and jockeying a horse-allergic fiancé
There’s no jockey on the planet with more heat than Canada’s Chantal Sutherland (BA ’99), wrote the National Post Feb. 25, in a story about the York kinesiology grad and her recent – mostly clothed – appearance in Playboy, and upcoming role as herself in a new television series. But her fiancé is still allergic to horses. Read full story.

Vernon music students play for adjudicators
Voice students in Vernon, BC, gathered to perform for vocal adjudicator Maria Cristina Fantini (BFA Spec. Hons. ’02), wrote the Vernon Morning Star Feb. 26, in a story about the York fine arts grad. Read full story.

Memories of Mock Trial
Most law students can draft memorandums, analyze cases and even walk, talk and chew gum (all at the same time). At Osgoode Hall Law School, they can do even more, wrote Osgoode student Lauren Berdock in Canadian Lawyer Magazine‘s 4Students blog Feb. 27, in a column about Osgoode’s Mock Trial, a long-standing school tradition that showcases the numerous and diverse talents of both students and faculty. Read full story.