Two York profs make 2010 Sir John A. Macdonald Prize shortlist

Christopher Armstrong, a York history professor Emeritus, and H.V. Nelles, a distinguished research professor emeritus at York, along with University of British Columbia Professor Matthew Evenden, are on the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize shortlist for their book, The River Returns: An Environmental History of the Bow (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009), reports Canada’ Read full story.

Durham voters will head to polls to select next regional chair
York political science Professor Bob MacDermid tells local councillors in Durham that the next regional chair should be elected, which hasn’t been the case previously, as the chair is a voice that represents all of Durham. “It’s an amazing display of a lack of democracy,” MacDermid was reported saying in the Brock Citizen May 30. Read full story.

Toronto designer accuses cemetery of copyright infringement
Carys Craig
, a professor specializing in intellectual property law at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, weighs in on who might own the copyright for a tombstone designed by the deceased’s daughter in the Toronto Star May 31. Read full story.

Off-label drugs are off the charts in Canada
Dr. Joel Lexchin, a professor of health policy at York who’s also worked as an emergency room doctor for 30 years, talks about the practice of prescribing off-label drugs in Maclean’s magazine May 29. Read full story.

Health-care technology industry leaders gather in York Region to discuss public-private collaboration
Medical and health-care technology industry representatives will gather at the MedEdge 2012 Life Sciences business summit on June 14 in York Region, co-hosted by the Regional Municipality of York, venture LAB and the Town of Richmond Hill, in collaboration with York University, reports the Canada NewsWire May 30. Read full story.