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Alumni Matters - December 2014

Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

From real-life Toronto phys-ed teacher to playing one on CBC's Mr. D

After spending 10 years as a high school phys-ed teacher, York alumnus Gerry Dee switched to comedy and acting full time in 2003. Recently, the educator-turned-comic-turned-TV personality (and creator, writer, and star of CBC’s hit sitcom, Mr. D) stopped by York to share his success story with students, faculty, staff, and alumni. More...

Gerry Dee

Wishing York's alumni and friends a magical holiday season

Tamil studies

Study: Concussions becoming a headache for Ontario youth, rising since 2003

Opening of Schulich campus in Hyderabad

407 ETR’s Learning Laboratory paves the way for Renaissance Engineers

Nobby Wirkowski

2014 Bryden Awards celebrate five of York University’s top alumni

Mont Tremblant perk


Markham Alumni Reception
Jan. 21, Markham, ON

Vancouver Alumni Reception
Feb. 2015, Vancouver, BC
Date TBC

Ottawa Alumni Reception
March 2015, Ottawa, ON
Date TBC

Montreal Alumni Reception
March 2015, Montreal, QC
Date TBC

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


Say Yes to York

York grad Arié Moyal (BA '05) is hitting the road to find out the power of a hug!

Check out this Global TV video following him as he travels North America and uses the simple act to spread holiday cheer while raising awareness for mental health.

Dating after breast cancer

VIDEO: How Barbara Crow and Michael Longford are creating a legacy through planned giving


SEEC Executive Update

Get certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) with Schulich continuing ed


    Top Stories

Shoukri brings York's space expertise to national stage as member of new advisory board

York's first female Board of Governors chair Julia Foster one of Canada's Most Powerful Women

Alumna Terrie-Lynne Devonish (LLB '95) helps to beautify Frost Library with generous gift

Meet Glendon College's new principal Donald Ipperciel as he sits down for a Q&A

    Current News

Memorial concert raises funds for award celebrating gifted alumna’s passion for music

Former Toronto mayor David Miller joins FES as adjunct faculty member

Loss of hockey legend Pat Quinn (BA '72) mourned by hockey fans and York community alike

Building bridges between York and indigenous communities at the inaugural Lambert Lecture

Lassonde School embarks on 10-day trip across India to build new international partnerships

York grad Christina Sgro (BA ’08, MES ’12) honoured for outstanding student mentorship

FES "Viva La Creatividad!" event celebrates community, creativity and Deborah Barnt's legacy

    Research & Academia

Youth homelessness is bigger than just a Toronto problem, according to York researchers

York reaches for the stars as Science dean helps measure passing of nearby super-Earth

Study: Exercise is a critical component in combating risks of obesity

Schulich research shows that "dirty" money (literally) impacting how much consumers spend