York U opens French-language education centre

Yesterday, York University’s Glendon campus officially opened its Centre of Excellence for French-language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education. The centre will enable the campus to expand its range of programs and courses in response to the urgent need for increased PSE offerings in French in Southern Ontario, reported Academica, May 16. Read full story.

Parkbus brings camping to those who are car-less
People who want to go camping but don’t have a car are now able do so thanks to Parkbus, a grassroots initiative started by two York University graduates that will see buses running between Toronto and popular campgrounds, reported the Beach-Riverdale Mirror, May 15. Read full story.

JPMorgan CEO keeps his jobs; But FBI probe looms after $2B trading loss
Richard Leblanc, professor of governance, law & ethics at York University, commented on make up of RIM’s board and lack of independent oversight, and the controversy that can occur when governing CEOs also serve as chairs, in an article about embattled JPMorgan Chase & Co. chief executive officer and chairman Jamie Dimon in the Toronto Star, May 16.

It’s 5 p.m. Is it OK if I go home now?; If Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg can always make it home for supper, why can’t you?
Ronald Burke, a professor of organization studies at York’s Schulich School of Business, spoke about the pressure that employees are feeling to always be seen in the workplace and look like they are always working so they don’t seem expendable in¬†Canadian Business, May 15. Read full story.

Atlantic Business Elects Maple Trade President to CEO Hall of Fame
York University grad Carole-Ann Miller of Halifax-based Maple Trade Finance Inc. has been elected to Atlantic Business¬†magazine’s Atlantic CEO Hall of Fame, reported the website abfjournal.com, May 15. Read full story.