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Alumni Matters - April 2015

President's Impact Report

Check out the President's Impact Report and discover what YorkU achieved in 2014

At York, our faculty, researchers, students and alumni are making a positive impact on the world in every field imaginable. Learn about the many shining examples of #YorkUImpact from last year — from discovering snow on Mars to translating leading-edge bullying prevention research into practice — in the 2014 President's Impact Report. More...

Bryden Alumni Award Nominations

York U Legacies Newsletter
Learn how our donors are creating lasting legacies in recent issue of York U Legacies

Corporate Knights Top 30 Under 30
Five York alumni on ‘Corporate Knights’ Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leaders list

Jakub Urbanek
York space engineering grad makes cosmic history with Rosetta spacecraft

Joshua Yasay
Legacy of Joshua Yasay (BA '11) lives on through endowed award

Choice Hotels Perk


Faculty of Science 50th Anniversary Gala
May 1, Toronto, ON

Koerner Speaker Series
May 6, Toronto, ON

Dispatches from the Frontiers of Science
May 6, Toronto, ON

New York Alumni Reception
May 7, New York, NY

London Alumni Reception
June 4, London, UK

MYPAC Alumni Social
June 25, Toronto, ON

Keep up with upcoming York events by visiting the Alumni Events page and the main York Events page.


Did You Know? York's Lassonde School of Engineering has invested
$1.5 million to become first Canadian engineering school with a 50:50 gender balance.

Click here to learn more
about the groundbreaking Lassonde 50:50 Challenge.

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    Top University Stories

New athletics stadium to host Pan Am and Parapan Am Games at York

Presidential statement: Successful ratification ends labour dispute

Schulich School of Business climbs into top 20 in world in latest global ranking

York U Lions varsity football team signs five program-changing recruits

York University Board of Governors approves sexual assault policy

    News from the YorkU Community

Lassonde School hosts the inaugural ‘Loscars’ Awards

Markham YouTube star and York grad Lilly Singh to appear at Toronto Fan Fest

Latest season of Netflix drama ‘House of Cards’ features York grad

YorkU student hero "excited" to be torchbearer for Pan Am Games

Download the latest issue of The Phoenix, the Founders College official newsletter

Passings: Remembering Glendon Professor of Linguistics Bill Greaves

Passings: Terry Fowler, professor emeritus of political science

Passings: Grant Strate, the father of dance in Canada and the founder of York’s Dance Program

Lincoln Alexander Award goes to Toronto-based activist and scholar Christopher Williams

York grads taking selfie skills to the next level at Selfies Toronto

York grad Paul Thomas Jenkins appointed Chair of the National Research Council

Corporate leader and York grad Marianne Harris honoured with medal for career achievement

Bassist Dave Holland named inaugural jazz artist-in-residence at York University

    Research & Academia Updates

York students ‘hack for a better world’ at third annual Steacie Library Dungeon Hackfest

FES looks forward to future of environmental studies with new book

Road salt guidelines need review to protect food chain in lakes: York U study

New online course by OsgoodePD helps internationally trained lawyers

Alzheimer’s study on women at risk shows deteriorating brain wiring

Fluoride in tap water associated with ADHD in children, researchers find

YorkU undergrads prove their chops at third annual Undergraduate Research Fair

Two York professors receive President’s Research Awards

Disaster management: new book connects theory to practice

Faculty of Science professor receives more than $717,000 from NSERC