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Alumni Matters – May 2012

Is the bilingual brain superior?

There have always been a number of good reasons for teaching children a second language. Now YorkU research shows kids who speak a second language are actually smarter than their monolingual playmates! » More


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Schulich honours its outstanding grads

Schulich honours its outstanding grads

Four outstanding graduates—including the CEO of OpenText and the youngest-ever graduate of the Executive MBA program—were recognized recently for their career and community service accomplishments at the Schulich Alumni Recognition Awards. » More

Q&A: Bibbity bobbity boo! One grad's adventure into the world of magic

Q&A: Hocus pocus! One grad's adventure in the world of magic

It's true, a York degree can lead you anywhere. We sat down with York grad and magician Mike D’Urzo’s (BA ’07) to bring you a glimpse of what his world is like and how he got there. » More


Page turner: Unique class brings scores of literary giants to YorkU

Yann Martel, Alistair MacLeod, Johanna Skibsrud…the list goes on, and on, and on. In just 13 years, more than 100 of Canada’s emerging and established literary stars have come to York to read from their works and answer students' questions. » More

Can autistic kids be helped by a play-based program?

Can autistic kids be helped by a play-based program?

A new play-based therapy program is helping children with autism find emotional connections and develop their desire to engage. Led by Dr. Stuart Shanker and his team of York researchers, the study is the first of its kind. » Video + more

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Red & White Day: York's 53rd birthday party
The campus was abuzz on March 26 when everyone came out to celebrate—York style.
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