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Announcement of the appointment of deputy provost Markham

The following message to the University community is from York President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton and Provost and Vice-President Academic Lisa Philipps: We are delighted to announce that the search for the deputy provost to lead our Markham Centre Campus planning and implementation has reached a successful conclusion. Last fall, a search committee was […]

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

SSHRC-funded project documents conjugal slavery in conflict regions of Africa. With high-profile partners, this pioneering research team is now sharing its work with a global audience thanks to the guidance of York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit. For seven years, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Professor Annie Bunting has been working on a ground-breaking project, […]

Lassonde forges Jetsons-like future where helpful ‘bots enhance our lives

Through its robot-making and machine-learning proficiency, York University’s profile in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) world is ascending. In March 2018, York University hosted the FIRST Robotics Competition, where high school students’ robots squared off against each other. In May 2018, York will host the 31st Canadian Conference on AI, which is sponsored by Vision: Science […]

Dr. Narendra Singh, honorary degree recipient, reminds graduands to be humble and helpful

Described as an extraordinary humanitarian and health care leader, Schulich alumnus and physician Dr. Narendra Singh received an honorary doctor of laws during the morning Spring Convocation ceremony held June 18. From left: Chancellor Greg Sorbara, honorary degree recipient Narendra Singh and President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton The honorary degree was conferred before graduands […]

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. Based in downtown Toronto, the CLGA maintains the world’s […]