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Glendon Global Debate looks at CETA’s impact on the EU and Canada

The third instalment of the Glendon Global Debates series, which aims to examine Canada’s role in global affairs, is scheduled for March 23. “A New Framework for International Trade or the Last of its Kind?” takes place at the Centre of Excellence from 6:30 to 9pm, and will review the Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (CETA) between the […]

Peace by PEACE celebrates 20 years of its transformative programs and those York University alumni whose involvement has been key to its success

2017 will mark Peace by PEACE’s 20th year as a charity that has touched the lives of thousands of students through our anti-bullying conflict resolution program. The program's success would not have been possible without the involvement of so many York University alumni. Peace by PEACE would like to invite all Peace by PEACE alumni and […]

York University Alumni can join the conversation to help enhance the post-secondary experience for future York University students

York University Alumni have the opportunity to contribute their thoughts and opinions about the Canadian post-secondary narrative by sharing insights into the role education plays in one’s personal development and ways of thinking. York U Vice-President of Advancement, Jeff O’Hagan, discussed the importance of the province-wide survey initiative. He noted, "Our York Alumni and Friends […]

Collaborative research adds to greater understanding of amnesia

Shayna Rosenbaum Defined as the loss of memory due to brain injury, shock, fatigue, repression or illness, amnesia can be short- or long-term, full or partial. Renowned expert in the cognitive neuroscience of memory, York Research Chair Shayna Rosenbaum, a professor of psychology in the Faculty of Health, has spent her professional life investigating, among […]

Policy-applicable research finds for-profit seniors homes fall short

Joel Lexchin With the aging population, new research by York University Health Professor Emeritus Joel Lexchin and others that examine the care received by clients of long-term care facilities is growing in relevance. Lexchin, also an emergency doctor at University Health Network, joined forces with researchers from the Universities of British Columbia, California and London (United […]

Racial profiling study offers roadmap for bias-free policing

Lorne Foster York University is known for leading scholarship in equity and human rights. Its researchers are nationally recognized for their policy-relevant contributions. As two of Canada’s foremost equity scholars, Professors Lorne Foster (Department of Equity Studies) and Les Jacobs (Department of Social Science) were hired by Ottawa Police Services to examine traffic stops along […]

York U, IBM Canada partner to enhance emergency management degree programs

Students enrolled in York’s emergency management programs will have access to world-leading technology and tools, thanks to a new partnership between York University and IBM Canada. IBM Canada is awarding a $1.8-million in-kind gift to accelerate the Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid Response Simulation (ADERSIM), a cloud-enabled platform housed at York University that enhances disaster […]

Join York's Department of French Studies to celebrate University's Inaugural Week of Francophonie

York’s Departments of French Studies at Glendon and LA&PS invite you to celebrate French-speaking cultures of the world during our University’s first ever Week of Francophonie! March 20 will be International Francophonie Day. Over 274 million people from 57 peoples from every continent will celebrate their heritage.  French is an official language in more than30 […]

York University Announces New President and Vice-Chancellor

Toronto, ON - Feb. 28, 2017 – Today, Rick Waugh, Chair of York University’s Board of Governors, announced the appointment of Dr. Rhonda Lenton as the next President and Vice-Chancellor of York University, effective July 1, 2017, for a five-year term. Lenton becomes York’s eighth president, succeeding Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri. “Rhonda Lenton is a proven […]