Before a group of faculty and students at York University last week, federal MP Olivia Chow encouraged students to contact their political representatives and demand better transit, reported the York Guardian Feb. 6.
Four new inductees have joined the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, including philanthropist, businessman and educational benefactor Pierre Lassonde, reported the Northern Miner.
York neuroscience Professor Joseph DeSouza recently received a $20,000 donation to help fund his new research linking dance to improved motor skills in Parkinson’s sufferers, reported Radio Canada International.
Scientists from York University are travelling to Sao Paulo this month to meet with Brazilian researchers to collaborate about disease control, reported the North York Mirror.
At a special ceremony Wednesday at Queen’s Park, York University President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri will receive the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest official honour, reported the Toronto Sun.
NDP MP Olivia Chow (Trinity-Spadina) came to York University Thursday to talk about her “new” plan to tackle the city’s hot transit file, reported the Toronto Star.
The Idle No More movement has been successful in raising public awareness about issues facing First Nations people, York Professor Rachel Gorman said in the Waterloo Region Record.
The government allows for a maximum $20,000 withdrawal for education at an accredited college or university under its Lifelong Learning Plan. “It’s really good for people who want to go back to school to withdraw, [people who are] maybe between jobs – transitioning – and want to go on to an advanced degree,” said Schulich instructor Jamie Golombek in CBC News.
“Cutting aboriginal people out of the decision-making process around land use is an unacceptable change to the already strained alliance that this country was built on,” wrote York geography Professor Bruce Erickson in the Toronto Star.
A Canadian law firm donated $150,000 to help create a new hands-on business law internship program for Osgoode Hall Law School students, reported the York Guardian.