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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.

Jan 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
A tantrum…or a treaty? The Nobel-winning campaign to outlaw nuclear weapons @ Paul Delaney Gallery | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
12:30 pm
Ray Acheson (ICAN; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom) talks about ICAN's 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning campaign for a treaty to abolish nuclear weapons. Click here to register.
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Markham YorkU Scholars Hub: Harnessing Nature’s Pharmacy @ Markham Village Library | Markham | Ontario | Canada
7:00 pm
Humans have taken advantage of plants’ natural defences to fend off pathogens for thousands of years. Professor Kathi Hudak discusses an antiviral protein that protects plants and inhibits the replication of human retroviruses such as[...]