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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.

Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
York University Night at Come From Away @ Royal Alexandra Theatre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
8:00 pm
Join York University for an exclusive evening to see Canada's treasure Come From Away during its triumphant return to Toronto. Created and written by York University alumni David Hein (BFA ’97) and Irene Sankoff (BA ’99), and produced by Natalie[...]
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[...]