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Markham Public Library and York University launch winter 2018 program for the Scholars Hub speakers series

Markham Public Library and York University invite you to the Scholars Hub Speaker Series. The partnership brings some of York’s top academic minds to York Region.

York University conferred four honorary degrees during fall convocation

Four community leaders were recognized with honorary degrees at York University’s fall convocation ceremonies that took place this past week. The honorary degrees marked the contributions of a visionary, a business leader, a social justice activist and a champion of gender equality.

Rhonda L. Lenton becomes York University’s eighth president and vice-chancellor

Rhonda L. Lenton was officially installed as York University’s eighth president and vice-chancellor during an inspiring ceremony held on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Aviva Centre on York University’s Keele campus.

Social media may not be the great equalizer after all

Most people believe social media to be a great equalizer, challenging social inequities by giving everyone (as content creators) a vehicle for largely unbridled public expression, communication and broadcast. Communications Studies Professor Derek Hrynyshyn, however, has turned this idea on its head in his new book, Limits of the Digital Revolution: How Mass Media Culture Endures in a Social Media World, published by Praeger (2017).

York U students participate in a life-changing experiential learning opportunity

For a group of Toronto high school students, travelling to Iceland with students and faculty from York University to prowl around volcanoes was truly the experience of a lifetime.

2017 Bryden Alumni Award recipients announced

Now in its 17th year, the Bryden Alumni Awards celebrate outstanding York University alumni who have achieved the extraordinary and made remarkable contributions in their fields, communities and to the University.

Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
McLaughlin College 50th Anniversary @ Paramount Eventspace | Vaughan | Ontario | Canada
6:00 pm
McLaughlin College 50th Anniversary Gala is coming up on Thursday March 22, 2018 at the Paramount Eventspace, 222 Rowntree Dairy Road in Woodbridge. Cocktails at 6 pm. Dinner at 7 pm. (Cost is $50 per person)[...]
York Science Forum @ York University Keele Campus, Accolade West, Room 206
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
York Science Forum @ York University Keele Campus, Accolade West, Room 206
7:00 pm
York University Faculty of Science and the Fields Institute Present:  From the Smallest Particules to the Evolution of the Universe: Amazing Measurements Made 2km Underground.  Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald will headline the event. His keynote address will[...]
An Evening with Alex Ikonn @ Schulich School of Business
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
An Evening with Alex Ikonn @ Schulich School of Business | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
6:00 pm
An Evening with Alex Ikonn – here’s your chance to learn how to go from wantrepreneur to entrepreneur from Alex. Alex is a York alum and highly successful serial entrepreneur. He has personally taken the leap of faith[...]
Toronto Alumni Reception @ Plug 'n Drive Discovery Centre
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Toronto Alumni Reception @ Plug 'n Drive Discovery Centre
5:00 pm
Join the York University community for our Toronto Alumni Reception on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.  You'll have the opportunity to hear from President & Vice Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton about the incredible changes that are taking place at York[...]