Tech investor donating $8 million to York University’s engineering school

Students at York University’s Lassonde School of Engineeringwill be going to school next fall in a building that will be named after one of the school’s computer science alumni. Doug Bergeron and his wife Sandra are donating $8 million to the new building now going up on campus, reported The Globe and Mail Sept. 29. Read full story.

Bendgate: 5 things apple will do next
“There are at least two ways to revitalize a broken brand image: redesign the product or redesign people’s expectations around the experience of consuming the brand,” wrote  Schulich School of Business marketing Professor Markus Giesler in the Huffington Post Sept. 26. Read full story.

FIFA, CSA threatened with lawsuit over turf concerns
Lawyers for more than 40 of the world’s best female soccer players have put FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association on final notice, saying they will file a lawsuit next week if they don’t get a response to the players’ formal complaint about staging next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup on artificial turf fields…. A study done by researchers at York University in Toronto backs up the players’ objections, reported The Globe and Mail Sept. 26. Read full story.

Can Canada duplicate its boat people rescue with Syrian refugees?
The summer of ’79 was just starting. The Pope was Polish, Sony had introduced the first Walkman and Gloria Gaynor was tearing up the disco scene with “I Will Survive.” Howard Adelman, a York University philosophy professor, was ending weeks of isolation at his cottage on an island in Georgian Bay, where he had been working on a book about German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, reported the Toronto Star Sept. 26. Read full story.

Who’s smarter? DoFo or Tory
Education? John Tory went to private school and got degrees at Trinity College and York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School. According to his Build Toronto bio, Doug Ford did time at Carleton University and at Humber College. Hardly schools of hard knocks, but Doug is not known for book learnin’. So, points to Tory, reported the Toronto Sun Sept. 28. Read full story.

Five lakh acre ready-to-use land available in Telangana: Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao
The GMR Group today officially inaugurated a building for Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada. The GMR group and Schulich School of Business have jointly established the campus at Hyderabad airport, reported The Times of India and others Sept. 26. Read full story.

‘Yuh head good?’: Suicide, domestic violence, and a culture of disablement
Savitri Persaud was born in Guyana and spent part of her childhood in Moblissa, off the Linden Highway, and in Bellevue, West Bank Demerara. Savitri is a PhD candidate in the Department of Social and Political Thought at York University in Toronto, Canada. Her doctoral dissertation examines discourses of disablement, mental health, and violence in Guyana and the Caribbean. This article is dedicated to her father, Seew Persaud, reported Stabroek News Sept. 29. Read full story.

Justice delayed is justice denied
The Warren quote is from Stakes Fairness, Educational Adequacy, and Equal Opportunity in Education by Lesley Jacobs, York University, Toronto, 2008. Jacobs notes the judge stated black students were entitled to support to achieve equality. States later contended “equal” didn’t apply to all challenged students, only racially segregated ones, and the input (money put in) doesn’t always justify the output (achievement), reported Maple Ridge News Sept. 25. Read full story.

The National Gallery of Canada names new curator of Canadian art
The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa has named Katerina Atanassova its curator of Canadian art, succeeding Charles Hill who has held the position since 1980…. Atanassova is a PhD candidate and instructor at York University’s Department of Visual Arts and Culture, reported The Globe and Mail Sept. 25. Read full story.

How my toddler son helps scientists with their experiments
The study on the development of infant vision at York University required him to lie down in a cabinet and look at shapes on a screen. Some infants happily cooperate, but Rigel, who was three months old at the time, cried during the experiment. Researcher Audrey Wong Kee You assured me that it didn’t matter that much, because he was still looking at the screen and generating data, reported CBC News Sept. 26. Read full story.

Perfectionism ‘a hidden suicide risk’
Professor Gordon Flett from York University in Toronto said that constantly striving to be perfect is consistently linked with hopelessness and suicide. “We summarise data showing consistent links between perfectionism and hopelessness and discuss the need for an individualized approach that recognizes the heightened risk for perfectionists,” said Flett in NineMSN Sept.26. Read full story.