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Alumni Matters – March 2012

York grad knows how to spot talent

Mercedez De Castro (BA ’84) has an eye for talent. For close to 10 years, she has discovered talent for reality TV. We caught up with her to talk about her most recent role as casting director for "Canada's Got Talent," premiering March 4. » More

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#Legalhistory: Osgoode students argue (and win) first case via Twitter

Students from York's Osgoode Hall Law School made history when they won a moot court case argued entirely in increments of 140 characters or less. Five teams from law schools across Canada participated in the event, billed as the world’s first Twitter moot court. » More

'Of Mud and Mire,' cementing a Kenyan daycare

Mateen Khalid (BA/BEd '11) returned to Kenya last spring to help provide the children of the Living Positive Daycare with a clean, cemented play area. He tells the story of helping the children of the Ngong slum, in his own words. » More

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A conversation with celeb chef Laura Calder (+ win tickets to see her live!)

York grad and host of Food Network Canada's "French Food at Home," Laura Calder (BA '95), dishes on her unlikely career path and why French food is the greatest cuisine in the world. (Plus enter to win two tickets to TIFF's Food on Film presentation of Julie & Julia, hosted by Laura!) » More

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York dance students help seniors groove their way to better health

Seniors across the GTA are putting on their dancing shoes thanks to a new program by York's Department of Dance. This innovative health initiative has York dance students leading weekly classes, focusing on the positive and preventative effects that dance can have for seniors. » More

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York meteorology grad Mark Robinson has been chasing everything from hurricanes to ice storms for over 10 years. He visits York to explain his passion for stalking extreme weather. » Watch Video

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