B-schools go to ends of Earth to find jobs for their grads

Job No. 1 is to help graduates score jobs. One key way is to pitch B-schools in places that are growing faster than North America such as China, where gross domestic product is expected to be at roughly 7.5 per cent this year. . . . Rob Hines, executive director of the Career Development Centre at York University’s Schulich School of Business, entices overseas companies to recruit at the school and persuades them to broaden their global recruiting pool, reported The Globe and Mail April 25. Read full story.

When perfectionism is bad for you
It’s estimated that two in five of us display perfectionist tendencies, reported IOL April 24. And thanks to social media, increasing numbers of people are concerned about being – or appearing to be – perfect, says Gordon Flett, professor of health psychology at York University, who has studied the link between perfectionism and health for 20 years. Read full story.

Speaker will discuss stress, adaptive coping
As part of its ongoing speaker series, Home on the Hill Supportive Housing will present York University Professor Emeritus Paul M. Kohn, Wednesday, April 30 at 7pm at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 11 McLatchy Lane, reported the Richmond Hill Liberal April 24. Read full story.

Two forums in Grey-Bruce on ‘precarious work’
A local public interest group is holding a pair of free public forums next week to discuss an issue organizer David McLaren calls a “hidden epidemic” in areas like Grey-Bruce, reported the Owen Sound Sun Times April 23. . . . The events will include a talk by David Langille of York University’s Centre for Social Justice, who produced the 55-minute film Poor No More. Read full story.

Nagata Shachu to present a special collaboration with Jeng Yi at Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre June 13
Charles Hong is the artistic director and primary composer of Toronto’s Korean drum and dance powerhouse JENG YI. He has been playing the Korean drums for 23 years and has been teaching courses in Korean drumming at York University and the University of Toronto, reported BroadwayWorld.com April 24. Read full story.

Northern Atlantic Treaty Organization’s mission continues beyond 2014 in Afghanistan
“After the 9-11 terrorist attacks in the United States, terrorism became a major global concern for many countries,” wrote York University student Bezhan Safah on the NATO Council of Canada’s website April 7. “Since Canada is a major NATO member, and has been actively involved in fighting the insurgency and providing peace and security in one of the most challenging provinces (Kandahar) in Afghanistan, it is critical for Canada to continue to be part of the NATO Peace & Security Mission in Afghanistan.” Read full story.