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York faculty member Hedi Bouraoui appointed as Member of the Order of Canada

Longtime York University faculty member and esteemed poet, novelist and essayist Hedi Bouraoui has been recognized as a Member of the Order of Canada. Bouraoui is among the 105 new appointments to the Order of Canada announced on June 28 by Governor General of Canada Julie Payette.

Announcement of the appointment of deputy provost Markham

Last fall, a search committee was established and charged with advising the President in regards to the appointment of the inaugural deputy provost Markham. This is an important and exciting time in York’s evolution as we put in place – and bring to reality – plans for innovative teaching and research programs, physical space, and partnerships for our new Markham Centre Campus to better serve students and the community in York Region.

Landmark project brings to light crimes against humanity in African war zones

For seven years, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Professor Annie Bunting has been working on a ground-breaking project, “Conjugal Slavery in War (CSiW): Partnerships for the study of enslavement, marriage and masculinities.” This venture seeks to document cases of forced marriage in conflict situations in Africa, to place this data in historical context and to impact the international prosecution of crimes against humanity as well as local reparations programs for survivors of violence.

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 magazine.yorku.ca. 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.

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.

 

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