A medal-worthy wordsmith

Dubbed as Canada’s coolest poet, York creative writing Professor Priscila Uppal, who is also the official poet of the Olympics, is profiled in The Globe and Mail July 30. Read full story.

Book offers illuminated view on dynamics of imperialism
Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru a new book by York film Professor Ali Kazimi was reviewed in The Chronicle Herald July 29. Read full story.

The deadbeat’s GUIDE to financial planning
Moshe Milevsky, a York University finance professor and author of recently published The 7 Most Important Equations For Your Retirement is quoted in the National Post July 28. Read full story.

Raptors dancer headed to China
Nina Pizans, a student in the Faculty of Fine Arts, is also a dancer with the Toronto Raptors Dance Pak, is heading to China in August as part of the NBA China Initiative, reported The Sarnia Observer July 30. Read full story.

Aspektz gets in on Olympic action with Gametime track
Schulich School of Business MBA grad and Aspektz band member Chad Morgan may not be competing as an athlete, but he’s very much a part of the 2012 London Olympic Games because CTV’s Olympic Media Consortium, which consists of 21 channels, has picked up his band’s hip-hop track Gametime for use on their Olympics television and online coverage, reported the Oakville Beaver July 27. Read full story.

It’s time to let our kids take back summer
Karen Krasny, director of the graduate program in education at York University, is quoted in The Globe and Mail July 27 in a story about why kids need downtime during the summer months. Read full story.

Video games you learn to love
York Professor Jennifer Jenson commented on educational video games that Spongelab Interactive is developing and why they are important in a story that appeared in the Toronto Star July 27. Read full story.