SNC-Lavalin hit with $1.5B class action suit from investors

A Toronto law firm has filed a $1.5 billion lawsuit on behalf of investors in Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin, alleging the company’s directors are liable for the firm’s cratered stock price. At the company’s annual general meeting in Toronto last week, SNC-Lavalin’s board of directors was re-elected without incident, but Schulich School of Business Professor Fred Lazar said Wednesday the company’s governance is in question, reported the CBC News, May 9. Read full story.

Learning a new language on Location
Ellen Bialystok
, a psychology professor at York, said being bilingual would not prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia, but it would help coping with them by delaying symptoms, reported The New York Times May 10. Read full story.

Looking for a car wash? There’s an app for that
With that app concepts in mind, York business administration student Karan Walia partnered with fellow York student Aysar Khalid, who is studying computer engineering, to come up with a plan for an on-demand mobile car wash service, reported the National Post, May 10. Read full story.

Ontario Summer Games competitor shoots for gold
Nearly 2,500 athletes will compete at 26 different venues between Aug. 16 and 19 throughout Toronto as part of the Ontario Summer Games, including three events at York University – male and female basketball, karate and male and female rugby – reported the Toronto Star May 10. Read full story.

Ex-Spitfire Nolan plans to reunite with his father in L.A. this month
Windsor’s Royal Church, head coach of Windsor Valiants bantam basketball travel team, was appointed senior sports manager for the Ontario Summer Games Aug. 16-19 at York University, reported the Windsor Star May 10. Read full story.