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Alumni Matters - October 2014

Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

Entrepreneurs Doug and Sandra Bergeron expand their investment in York U to $10 million

On Sept. 29, York University announced that Doug and Sandra Bergeron have increased
their support of the Lassonde School of Engineering to a record-breaking $10-million. In recognition of this exceptional and continued support from the Bergeron family, the school’s new home will be named the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence. More...

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Osgoode@125 cookies

Times Higher Ed ranks York in Canada’s top four for social sciences, arts & humanities

Nobby Wirkowski

Remembering Nobby Wirkowski, CFL legend and founder of York's football program 

Tamil studies

York grads create Canada's first-ever scholarship in Tamil studies

Opening of Schulich campus in Hyderabad

York Hyderabad campus opens doors to Schulich’s MBA in India program

Opening of Schulich campus in Hyderabad

Pledge your support for the Yes to York campaign and proposed Markham campus

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Chancellor's Book Launch
Reception and book signing (includes free signed copy)
Oct. 30, Toronto, ON

!Viva Creatividad!
FES alumni art expo, celebration and fundraiser
Nov. 2, Toronto, ON

Fall Campus Day 2014
Tours, talks and lectures for prospective York students
Nov. 8, Keele campus
Nov. 9, Glendon campus

Hamilton Alumni Reception
Nov. 25, Hamilton, ON

Lambert Lecture on Indigenous Peoples and Neotropical Conservation
Nov. 26, Toronto, ON

The York Circle
Lecture series feat. exciting topics and York's top profs
Nov. 29, Toronto, ON

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


Rick Mercer at Fall Convocation

One of this fall's honorary doctorate recipients was
none other than Rick Mercer, Canadian comedian and television personality.

Click here to hear what advice Mercer and our other four hon docs had to share with more than 2,000 graduating York students at Fall Convocation.

Dating after breast cancer

Study: Dating after breast cancer can be a delicate balance


SEEC Executive Update

Close your skills gaps with Schulich's 2014 Executive Update continuing education program


    Top Stories

Osgoode Hall Law School celebrates 125 years of legal education in sweet style

York is taking back the tap by phasing out sale of bottled water on both campuses

Maria Mutch (BFA '91) named finalist for 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction

York U to host 2015 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Men’s Soccer Championship

    Current News

Broadcast journalist and documentarian Mark Terry (BA '80) returns to York as grad student

Schulich rakes in honours for investment banking, responsible business and Executive MBA

York participates in David Suzuki’s virtual classroom talk on state of Canada's food system

Lassonde announces partnership with Markham-based design and manufacturing firm Quanser

    Research & Academia

Almost one third of Torontonians think taxes should increase, according to York study

York researchers claim perfectionism is bigger suicide risk factor than previously thought

More than meets the eye — York research tracks eye movements in those with chronic pain

York brings two top-tier researchers on board through Canada Research Chair Program

Those who believe in guardian angels more risk averse, according to York study