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Oh Canada! 3 professors and 6 alumni appointed to the Order of Canada

Three professors and six alumni are among a group of individuals with connections to York University appointed to the Order of Canada. Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

How professor and donor Allan Carswell is empowering future scientists and engineers

Allan Carswell's decades-long research and business career has evolved with tremendous resources and encouragement from York University, and now he is returning the favour with a $1 million gift that will fund graduate scholarships for the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Thirteen honorary doctorate recipients share words of wisdom with York's Class of 2016

“This year’s honorary degree recipients have made a remarkable impact in their communities through their work, social activism and volunteerism,” said Mamdouh Shoukri, York president and vice-chancellor. “Their leadership and vision has had far-reaching effects that have inspired important societal changes and positively touched countless lives.”

Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The third annual York Science Forum is being hosted on November 2nd, 2016 in partnership with the Gairdner Foundation, at the Design Exchange located downtown Toronto. Entitled,“Hacking the Genome: The Brave New World of Gene[...]
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This Is Impact: Toronto Alumni Reception @ The Aperture Room | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
There is no place like home – and that is why we are bringing York to you with the Toronto Alumni Reception. On November 10th, we have an exciting line-up of speakers who will inform,[...]
The technology for genome editing, referred to as 'CRISPR', has developed very recently from basic studies on adaptive immunity in bacteria; how bacteria protect themselves from viral infection. Many of the applications of genome editing,[...]
Nov 24 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Bryden Alumni Awards @ Royal Ontario Museum | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
On Thursday, Nov. 24, join us in celebrating our impact! Join alumni, students, donors and friends as we honour four remarkable alumni at the annual Bryden Alumni Awards dinner. An expected 300 guests will come together at[...]