York criminology Professor James Sheptycki spoke about the roots of gun violence in the Toronto Star July 21. Read full story.
Fascinating account of gender rights struggle
President Emerita Lorna R. Marsden’s new book Canadian Women and the Struggle for Equality: The Road to Gender Equality Since 1867 was reviewed in the Winnipeg Free Press July 21. Read full story.
The ‘boy who lived’ refuses to die; 5 years later, Harry Potter still has Toronto readers spellbound
William Kemp, a professional writing student at York University, commented on the Harry Potter books in the Toronto Star July 21. Read full story.
T.O. actress a triple threat
Kaitlyn Leeb, a 24-year-old York University psychology grad turned actress, has achieved international stardom for a small role as a three-breasted prostitute in the new sci-fi thriller Total Recall, reported the Toronto Star July 23. Read full story.
Ministry struggling to justify Hamilton ‘priest-dumping’: law expert
The Ministry of the Attorney General is likely looking at ways to justify a controversial legal resolution that permitted a charged priest to leave Hamilton for Brazil, said Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Alan Young in the Hamilton Spectator July 20. The Catholic pastor was charged last September with sexually assaulting an 18-year-old musician whose band was visiting a local church. Read full story.
Ford wants immigration laws to be used against convicted gang members
Osgoode Hall Law School Professor and constitutional law expert Bruce Ryder was quoted in a Toronto Star story July 18 about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s idea to exile convicted gang members to the suburbs. Read full story.
Bolton resident wins top award from York
Newly-minted York grad Michael Chrobok who is the recipient of the Governor General’s Award for outstanding academic achievement, was profiled in the Caledon Enterprise July 18. Chrobok, who graduated with a double major in political science and geography, is spending the summer at York University working as a research assistant in the Geography Department. Read full story.