York University Bookstore nominated for a Libris Award

The Canadian Booksellers’ Association has revealed the shortlists for this year’s Libris Awards, which recognize literary achievement as well as behind-the-scenes contributions in the book industry, as voted on by independent booksellers, and York University Bookstore is one of three nominees under the Campus Bookstore category, reports the Quill & Quire May 25. Read full story.

Donation of $2 million helps engineering entrepreneur program at York University in Toronto
A $2-million donation will create an interdisciplinary program in entrepreneurship that will teach real-world business experience to aspiring entrepreneurs at York University, reports the Daily Commercial News and Construction Record May 28. Read full story.

Business analytics takes centre stage at Schulich
Tapping into the increasingly fashionable market for business analytics, Canadian business school Schulich, at York University, is to launch a master’s degree in the subject in September 2012, with more specialized master’s degrees to come, reports the Financial Times May 25. Read full story.

Ontario students set to back Quebec counterparts
York political science PhD student Xavier LaFrance talks about the repressive measures students in Quebec are facing as they try to demonstrate against proposed tuition hikes, reports the Toronto Star and MetroNews May 25. Read full story.

A pill for every problem
York health policy Professor and medical doctor Joel Lexchin talks about the high number of drugs prescribed in Quebec, compared to elsewhere in the country, in the Montreal Gazette May 25. Read full story.

What to do before you sell a company
Elaine Fischer, the Anne & Max Tanenbaum chair in entrepreneurship at York’s Schulich School of Business, gives tips on how to “ensure a happier union” when an entrepreneur becomes an employee again after selling their business, reports The Globe and Mail May 28. Read full story.

Talking Internet data caps with Open Media
York University Professor David Ellis talks about the negative reaction to internet usage caps and how Canadians have such ridiculously low caps compared to Americans, reports Macleans.ca May 25. Read full story.

Festival to celebrate Jewish life in Morocco
Week-long festival and Canadian Jewish cultural event will celebrate 2,000 years of Jewish life in Morocco, as well as 50 years of Canadian-Moroccan diplomatic relations, starting June 4, with an exhibit opening June 5 at York University’s Glendon College featuring Judeo-Moroccan art and artifacts, reports The Canadian Jewish News May 28. Read full story.

Women Behind Bars: Canada’s only female dangerous offender
Janet Ritch, historian and part-time professor at York University, talks about Canada’s only female dangerous offender, whom she says has “a very beautiful mind, so I really enjoy that part of her, and a very sensitive part too, that people of course aren’t looking for,” reports the Calgary Herald May 25. Read full story.

Mallick: SlutWalk cheerfully defuses hatred against women
Heather Mallick talks about the second annual SlutWalk, which started last year after a police officer told law students at York University that women should avoid dressing like “sluts”, reports the Toronto Star May 25. Read full story.