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Catherine Timms

New book explores two of Canada's great thinkers

Few authors have placed Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye side by side as LA&PS English Professor B.W. Powe, a student of them both, has done in his new book, Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye: Apocalypse and Alchemy (University of Toronto Press). It is here that Powe explores not only their eruptions of conflict – intellectual, academic and personal – but also their similarities, harmonies and lasting influence. He examines the parallels, interweaving and disparateness of their work and personal lives. Full Story
Catherine Timms

Student wins academic prize in Canadian studies

LA&PS history student Catherine Timms won the Odessa Prize for 2013-14 for her essay, "Frederick G. Gardiner: An Exploration of High Modernism and the Metropolitan Toronto Council, 1953-1961. The Odessa Prize is given to the best essay completed by a fourth-year student on a topic related to the study of Canada. Her essay also won the Des Hart History Prize awarded by the Department of History. Full Story
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LA&PS graduate receives York's highest academic honour

While hundreds of graduate students received their degrees during Spring Convocation ceremonies last month, only one had the distinction of being top of their class. Aidan Moir, a recent MA graduate in Communication and Culture, received the Governor General's Gold Academic Medal at one of LA&PS's convocation ceremonies in June as the graduate student with the highest academic standing. "I really was overwhelmed with so many emotions, and it will always be a very special moment," she says." Full Story

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