Joshua Yasay: Shooting victim was a passionate youth worker, business owner

Joshua Yasay (BA Spec. Hons. ’11) was gunned down Monday night when bullets flew at a community barbecue in Scarborough, near Morningside Ave. and Lawrence Ave. A 14-year-old girl, Shyanne Charles, was also killed in the melee, reported the Toronto Star and others July 18. Yasay was a graduate of York University’s Criminology Program and wanted to become a police officer. Read full story.

Arrest Made in Break-And-Enter Investigation near York University
An arrest has been made in connection to two break-ins near York University reported “Newstalk 1010” and others July 18. Read full story.

‘Kiddie condos’ aim to be class act
Campus Suites announced a public-private partnership Tuesday to build another private student housing development at Toronto’s York University that will include a 770-bed residence in a gated community to be opened in 2015, reported the National Post July 18. Read full story.

Yahoo’s new CEO hailed for smashing glass ceiling by starting job pregnant
Souha Ezzedeen, an associate professor of human resource management at York University’s School of Human Resource Management, was quoted in the Financial Post July 18 in an article about Marissa Mayer, an innovative superstar from Google, who is taking the helm of Yahoo and is also expecting a baby in October. Read full story.

Toy company plays delicate game
Yuval Deutsch, a professor of policy and entrepreneurial studies at York University’s Schulich School of Business, was quoted in the Toronto Star July 16 in a story looking at how outsourcing has the potential to help (and hinder) small companies and new startups.  Read full story.

Work Progressing at Stations on the Spadina Subway Extension
Work is fully underway on the tunnels and at all six stations on the Spadina Subway extension to York University and on to Vaughan’s future downtown, reported the news website July 16. Read full story.

York Region putting development money ahead of good planning, critics say
Faculty of Environmental Studies Professor Mark Winfield was quoted in the Toronto Star July 7 in an article examining urban sprawl. Read full story.