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Alumni Matters – September 2013

Can stem cells control diabetes or help us lose weight?

York kinesiology professor Anthony Scimè is working to discover how stem cells can affect such things as weight loss and diabetes, thanks to a $75,000 Drug Discovery Grant recently awarded by the Stem Cell Network. » More

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Q&A with David Tsubouchi: Overcoming challenges as a Japanese-Canadian in Canada

York alumnus and former Ontario MPP David Tsubouchi (BA ’72, JD ‘75) sat down with York to chat about what he learned while looking back with his recent memoir, Gambatte: Generations of Perseverance and Politics. [Photo courtesy of Flickr - The US Army] » More


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Memories that never fade: York Professor launching digital archive of memorial tattoos

As part of a new project, York sociology professor Deborah Davidson plans to capture images of tattoos honouring deceased loved ones – and the stories behind each act of remembrance. [Photo courtesy of Flickr - geishaboy500] » More

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Recent grad giving back as the University’s youngest planned giving donor

Although it’s only been five years since Peggy Lau (BA ‘08) graduated from York, she’s already planning on giving back to her alma mater in a huge way. [Photo courtesy of Nicola Betts] » More

York grads invited to Toronto FC's Alumni Night on September 11

Toronto FC will be hosting an Alumni Night at BMO Field for their match against the Chicago Fire - and you're invited to take part in the discount! [Photo courtesy of Flickr - GregoryMauch] » More

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Bilingualism, Brain and Behaviour: What’s the Connection?

At this York Circle Lecture & Lunch session from May 4, Dr. Ellen Bialystok describes her work showing the behavioural advantages and disadvantages of bilingualism in children, younger and older adults, as well as the positive effects of bilingualism on the onset of dementia.

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