Diamond Jubilee medal awarded to former North Yorker

York alumna Tamara Gordon was one of six Diamond Jubilee medal recipients at a ceremony held Tuesday, May 22 at Queen’s Park. Gordon, a graduate of York University’s administrative studies management program, was left a paraplegic following a skiing accident when she was in high school.

A recipient of numerous honours, scholarships and awards while a student, Gordon was presented with her medal by Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, reported the North York Mirror and InsideToronto.com, May 24. Read full story.

Business movement makes train-whistle stop in Markam

Robert Haché, vice-president of research & innovation at York University, participated in the “Entrepreneurship Empowers Everyone” panel discussion organized by Startup Canada and hosted by ventureLAB at the Markham Convergence Centre on Thursday, reported Metroland Publications, May 24. Read story here.

Discussion on cultural diversity at York University

The Pluri-Culture and Migrant Writings-An Interdisciplinary Approach conference was held at York University from May 17 to 19. Scholars from North Africa, Europe, and North America gathered at Stong College for the conference, which was organized by The Canada-Maghreb Centre, directed by York Professor Elizabeth Sabiston. They were there to study the reflecting on the pluri-cultural nature of literature by emigrants, reported TandemNews.com, May 24. Read full story.

Remember to include curveballs in equation

The Chicago Tribune reviewed Schulich School of Business Professor Moshe Milevsky’s new book The 7 Most Important Equations for Your Retirement, May 24. The book explores annuities, longevity and retirement  portfolios through the lens of a series of mathematician’s equations. Read full story.

After sparking a worldwide movement, SlutWalk T.O. turns one

Slutwalk Toronto sprung up in 2011 after a city police officer told a group at York University that they could avoid sexual assault by not dressing like a “slut.” As Slutwalk Toronto prepares for its second annual march on May 25, the group is taking an interesting turn: examining its own use of the word “slut” and addressing its critics head-on, reported openfile.ca, May 24. Read full story.