Canadian kids with diabetes to compete in international soccer tournament

A team of 11 kids, accompanied by York kinesiology Professor Michael Riddell, will represent Canada at an international junior soccer tournament – the Junior Cup Diabetes – for children with diabetes. Riddell will help educate the kids on how to enjoy an active lifestyle while dealing with diabetes, reported the Vancouver Sun and others Aug. 22. Read full story.

TCHC working group ready for action on closing repair backlog
Selling a small number of Toronto Community Housing Corporation’s single-family homes, refinancing mortgages and taking a slice of the land transfer tax will be among the recommendations released next month for tackling the housing agency’s $750 million repair bill. Robert Murdie of York University and the University of Toronto suggested in a research paper that a portion of revenues from the city’s land transfer tax be dedicated to TCHC repairs, reported the Toronto Star Aug. 23. Read full story.

Breaking up: hard to do
The cost of euro exit could exceed $1-trillion. Europe must choose between a costly breakup now and a disaster later, wrote Daniel Atif, a sessional lecturer in economics at York’s Schulich School of Business, in the Financial Post Aug. 23. Read full story.

YRT adjusting dozens of routes Sept. 2
More than 70 YRT and Viva routes will be adjusted on Sept. 2 reported Aug. 22, including those affecting York University. Read full story.

Michelle Jacques named chief curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has a new chief curator, it announced Wednesday. Michelle Jacques, acting curator of Canadian art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, will begin her new position in Victoria Oct. 22. Jacques has held various curatorial positions at the AGO for the past 15 years and is also an adjunct faculty member at York University, reported and others Aug. 23. Read full story.