Exit interview with Harriet Lewis

Harriet Lewis received both a bachelor and master of arts in English at York. . . . The native of Medicine Hat, Alta., was appointed York’s university counsel in 1988 and, in addition, university secretary in 1998. Over her 26 years at York, Ms. Lewis has dealt with a wide array of legal matters during a time of rapid growth. She will retire on June 30, reported University Affairs May 21. Read full story.

Lily Wong: co-founder, Rose Athena
“Rose Athena is an e-boutique that allows women to design dresses tailored to what they like and to purchase them online, cutting out the middle man,” said Schulich School of Business alumna Lily Wong in Now Magazine’s May 22-29 issue. “After a few years working in the life sciences field, I did my MBA at the Schulich School of Business at York University, where I specialized in strategy and non-profit management leadership. . . . I learned how to identify the different strengths in those working around me so I’m better able to utilize their talents, as well as increase productivity in my business.” Read full story.

Couillard’s four-year plan: road map or wish list?
On May 22, the Montreal Gazette spoke with political scientist Bruce Hicks of York University’s Glendon School of Public and International Affairs about how he thinks Premier Philippe Couillard’s game plan will hold up against the expected opposition. Listen to full interview.

No puck luck as Aurora’s Tuck drafted to CFL
Football as a second career option seems to be working out nicely for James Tuck, a five-foot, 11-inch, 230-pound defensive end for the York University Lions. The Aurora resident never played organized football until after high school. Yet, when the Canadian Football League draft rolled around Tuesday, the 23-year-old was a fourth-round pick – 31st overall – for the Montreal Alouettes, reported the Aurora Banner May 20. Read full story.

Four myths about emotions
The developer of emotion-focused therapy, Leslie Greenberg, distinguished research professor of psychology at York University in Canada, was in Singapore two weeks ago to conduct a three-day workshop for professionals and a half-day public forum on emotion coaching, reported The Straits Times May 22. Read full story.