Online survey will help establish York University’s carbon emission reduction targets

In November 2017, York University released its institutional Sustainability Strategy with a purpose of communicating and implementing a shared vision. Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in an online survey on setting carbon emission reduction targets for the University. The input received from the survey will be collated, synthesized and used to develop recommendations that will be sent to President Lenton.

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Eco-Arts and Media Festival an opportunity for ‘pollination’ of knowledge and ideas

York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies is inviting students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community to the 26th annual Eco-Arts & Media Festival taking place from March 2 to 5. This year’s festival takes up an expansive theme of “Pollination,” including the biocultural importance of pollinators to the ecosystem and recognizing pollination in terms of the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

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York University students create change in Haiti school through experiential education course

More than 2,800 kilometres away from Toronto, educators at an elementary school in rural Haiti are teaching young minds with activities developed by York University students. It’s all part of a unique community service learning project taking place within a full-year capstone French course that sees students adopt a role similar to that of educational consultants to tackle four areas of Haiti’s national curriculum.

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Milestone Wendy Michener Lecture will feature participatory artist Wafaa Bilal

Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal will present the 2020 Wendy Michener Lecture at York University. The free lecture, hosted by York’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, will take place at 12 p.m. on March 5 in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall at the Keele Campus. All members of the community are invited to attend the annual lecture, which commemorates a milestone year as 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Wendy Michener’s death.

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Event celebrates second anniversary of YSpace in Markham

More than 100 York University staff, partners, supporters and community members gathered for an evening of celebration to mark the second anniversary of YSpace located in Markham, Ont. YSpace is York University’s community innovation hub that supports high-potential innovators. The anniversary celebration offered those present an opportunity to hear about the many successes YSpace experienced during its second year of existence.

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