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York professor and alumna contributes to world’s largest LGBTQ+ archives

Talk about legacy. In spring of last year, York Professor Emeritus Nancy Nicol, documentary filmmaker and activist in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD), donated her collection to the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA). The archives then established the Nancy Nicol Collection.

With immense support and success, after 15 years the Fisher Fund Wine Tasting and Auction has much to celebrate

Some may be surprised to hear that York University spans beyond the borders of Keele Campus, to Glendon in North York and soon to the upcoming Markham Centre.   What may come as a bigger surprise is that York resides beyond Canada—all the way to Costa Rica at York’s Lillian Meighen Wright Centre EcoCampus.

New issue of The York University Magazine offers a compelling read

The York University Magazine’s latest digital issue is available at This edition is only the second digital version of the award-winning publication, and the first under the direction of long-time Globe and Mail staff journalist, Deirdre Kelly, who joined York University in November as the magazine’s new editor.

Call for Nominations: The 2018 Bryden Alumni Awards

Each year, the York University Bryden Alumni Awards celebrate outstanding alumni who have achieved the extraordinary and made remarkable contributions to York University and the community. This year’s Bryden Awards will be held on November 20, 2018 – and we are seeking nominations for our award recipients.

Lions Family Mourns Loss of Men's Hockey Alumnus Mark Cross

York Athletics & Recreation is devastated by the news that men's hockey alumnus Mark Cross was one of the casualties in the fatal bus crash on Friday evening involving the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL).

Silent auction raises $1,500 in support of York U’s Las Nubes Project

York University’s EcoCampus in Costa Rica will see the reconstruction of a bridge in the Las Nubes corridor, and enhancements to the local learning and educational resource centre La Casita Azul, after a recent event raised more than $1,500 for the Las Nubes Project.

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.


Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Vaughan Public Library Scholars Hub Speakers Series @ Civic Centre Resource Library | Vaughan | Ontario | Canada
7:30 pm
Vaughan Public Library and York University invite you to the Scholars Hub Speaker Series. The partnership brings some of York’s top academic minds to Vaughan. The series will feature talks and expertise from professionals in the Faculties[...]
York University Young Alumni Paint Nite @ Upper Deck by Fran's - Yonge & College
Jul 10 @ 6:15 pm – 8:45 pm
York University Young Alumni Paint Nite @ Upper Deck by Fran's - Yonge & College | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
6:15 pm
Mark your calendars! Join us on Tuesday, July 10 for York U’s Young Alumni Paint Nite – an evening of after-work mingling, appetizers and painting for a good cause, in the heart of downtown Toronto. How it[...]
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
2018 Bryden Alumni Awards @ Arcadian Court | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
6:30 pm
TICKETS NOW ON SALE Early bird ticket pricing until August 31, 2018:  $130 – Individual $1,100 – Table of 10 Alumni and friends tickets:  $160 – Individual $1,300 – Table of 10 (All prices include[...]