York alumnus raises more than $450K for bullied elderly bus monitor

Bullied to tears by teenagers on a school bus where she worked as a monitor, a New York state grandmother will be getting the vacation of a lifetime thanks to the fundraising efforts of a Toronto man. The episode, an illustration of the powers of the Internet to hurt and then redeem, began when Max Sidorov, who graduated from York with an honours BA in kinesiology from the Faculty of Health in 2009, saw a video of the bullying that had gone viral. Sidorov then went online to raise money to comfort the woman and, by early Friday, raised more than $450,000, reported The Globe and Mail, as well as the Toronto Star, the National Post, the Huffingtonpost.ca, and many others June 22. Read full story.

York’s Schulich School of Business receives European accreditation
The Schulich School of Business at York University has received accreditation for five years from the European Foundation for Management Development under its European Quality Improvement System, reported The Globe and Mail June 22. Read full story.

It’s time for Premier to lead
Faculty of Environmental Studies Professor Mark Winfield responds to an opinion piece in the Toronto Star June 21. Read full story.

NS invests $25 million in fish farm
Ray Rogers
, a professor of environmental studies at York, is quoted in the Chronicle Herald about the Nova Scotia government investing in Cooke Aquaculture, which farms fish from the ocean, June 21. Read full story.

Botox always ready for a new wrinkle
Markus Giesler
, a professor of marketing at York’s Schulich School of Business, talks about Botox in the National Post. Read full story.

The solution to Union Station’s squeeze play will shape the city of the future
Roger Keil
, director of York’s CITY Institute, is quoted in The Globe and Mail June 22. Read full story.

Book Review: Tecumseh and Brock
York Professor James Laxer’s newest book, Tecumseh & Brock: The War of 1812, is reviewed in the National Post June 23. Read full story.