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President's Town Hall focuses on the impact of good planning

The annual town hall is a central part of the University’s ongoing efforts to communicate and facilitate engagement with the community. This year’s event also marked the last town hall for York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri and York Vice-President Finance and Administration Gary Brewer as both will be retiring next year.

York's Aviva Community Fund submission needs your vote!

Have you ever wished there was a place near campus to rent a bike, or to fix the bike you rely on to get around? York University and Regenisis York want to make that dream a reality through the Aviva Community Fund competition, but they need your support. The annual competition provides funding for community-based projects across Canada, supporting great ideas that benefit neighbourhoods in need. Community members have an opportunity to vote for their favourite submissions, ­and the most popular ideas receive financial support to help bring them to life.

Bursary honouring York's first dean empowers grad to give back

Good energy is more than just a feel-good fad for Shawnette Bankasingh (BA ’14, BEd ’15). It is something the York University alumna believes will positively impact people’s lives. “Once you give good energy, it will always come back to you in various ways,” she says. “It’s a good practice of paying it forward.” A recent recipient of the George Tatham Bursary Fund at York, Bankasingh doesn’t just preach about good energy, she teaches it.


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[...]