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Students can study abroad this summer

The Department of Political Science will offer a "study abroad" six credit York University course during the summer term. The course – open to any York undergraduate student with at least 60 credits – will take place in Seoul, South Korea, during May and June. The course is on contemporary South Korea with a focus on population aging in the context of rapid social change.
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New story collection lights emotional fire

English Professor Priscila Uppal’s new collection of 13 short stories, Cover Before Striking, spans two decades and a range of styles, from realistic to sci-fi to horror, where the characters are all searching for alternative ways to communicate and to be heard. Cover Before Striking (Dundurn Press) is launching Monday, Feb. 2. Everyone is welcome. Full Story
The Canadian Fantastic in Focus : New perspectives edited by Allan Weiss

New collection of science fiction and fantasy to launch

English Professor Allan Weiss has gathered together some of the best papers from eight years of the Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy into a new collection. The Canadian Fantastic in Focus: New Perspectives (McFarland, 2014), edited by Weiss, will launch Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 3 to 5pm, at Stong College, Keele campus.
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LA&PS Profs are co-investigators on Southeast Asia Climate Change Project

Social Science Professors Lisa Drummond and Douglas Young are co-investigators on The Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership. The new multimillion-dollar research partnership will address vulnerabilities to climate change in urbanizing areas of Southeast Asia with the goal of enhancing resilience as well as economic and social well-being. Full Story
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Three LA&PS Profs appointed York Research Chairs

Isabella Bakker, Political Science, Christopher Innes, English, and Fuyuki Kurasawa, Sociology, have been appointed York Research Chairs. The appointments are the first in a new program established to build, support and intensify the world-renowned research under way at the University. Full Story
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Canadian employers underprepared to leverage Express Entry skilled immigrants: HRM Prof

Citizenship and Immigration Canada introduced a fast-track entry for skilled immigrants, promising their arrival within six months of applying under an electronic system. But will the new system succeed? That's not imminent in the near future, suggests a recent York University study "Skilled migrants' career capital as a source of competitive advantage: implications for strategic HRM" by School of Human Resource Management Professor Jelana Zikic Full Story
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Three LA&PS Professors appointed to Order of Canada

Susan McGrath, Edgar J. Dosman and Robert Cox are among the 95 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Prof. McGrath (Social Work) has been appointed for her contributions to research and policy on refugee rights, Prof. Dosman (Political Science) for his role in advancing academic and cultural ties within our hemisphere, and Prof. Emeritus Cox for his contributions to the field of international relations as one of Canada's foremost scholars in the area of political economy. Full Story

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