York University announces nine York Research Chair appointments

Nine emerging and established researchers across the University will join the York Research Chairs (YRC) program, York University’s internal counterpart to the national Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program, which recognizes outstanding researchers. The newly appointed YRCs belong to the sixth cohort of researchers to be appointed since the establishment of the program in 2015. The new YRC’s […]

Customer centricity increases brand loyalty over the long term

Every organization wants to be “customer centric” but very few achieve it – and even fewer organizations are capable of sustaining it over the long term. But the rewards for doing so are great – and critical to success in today’s changing market environment. Customer centricity is about defining and flawlessly delivering a branded customer […]

Disappearing bumblebee species under threat of extinction: York U study

The American bumblebee – a species once more commonly seen buzzing around southern Ontario – is critically endangered, according to a new study led by York University. The study, published in the Journal of Insect Conservation, found the native North American species, Bombus pensylvanicus, is facing imminent extinction from Canada, which is considered the highest and most […]

York seeks feedback from alumni to enhance engagement

York’s Alumni Engagement team is conducting a survey of the University’s alumni, with the goal of better understanding how to communicate with alumni in the most effective and efficient ways possible, about content that matters to them. “Here at York, we have a global network of engaged, enthusiastic alumni. And as some of our most […]

Municipal Employees Need Less Management and More Coaching and Mentoring

As the global economy becomes more competitive and unpredictable, the pressure is on municipal governments and all organizations to perform with flexibility, responsiveness and innovative thinking. Yet, according to research, the 21st century workplace has seen an overall decrease in employee engagement. One reason for this is a depersonalized work environment where co-workers are more […]

National recognition given to York student group supporting refugees

The World University Services of Canada (WUSC) recently awarded York University’s student Keele Campus Local Committeethe 2018 Local Committee of the Year Award, the highest award given at the organization’s annual international forum. York-Keele is a local committee of the WUSC, a non-profit dedicated to improving education, employment and empowerment opportunities for youth around the world. York University […]

Alumni Profile - Laura Calder (BA '95)

Laura Calder is a trusted expert in food, entertaining and lifestyle. She hosted the James Beard Award-winning show French Food at Home on Food Network and appeared on Iron Chef America and Top Chef Canada. She is the author of four cookbooks and of The Inviting Life: An Inspirational Guide to Homemaking, Hosting and Opening […]