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Jon Ednomdson

Inscription guide lights path through Roman world

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy, co-edited by history and classical studies Professor Jonathan Edmondson, is the most complete collection of scholarship on the study of Roman inscriptions from c. 500 BCE to 500 CE and beyond.
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Book Cover -- Sabotage

New poetry collection exposes life's dark absurdity

English Professor and poet Priscila Uppal's latest collection of poems, Sabotage, explores the absurdity of life through violations of culture, the human body, family or nation. The book will launch on March 23.
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MPPAL Case Winners

Public Policy & Administration students rank high at annual competition

The School of Public Policy & Administration moved up the ranks in the 2015 IPAC/CAPPA Case Competition held in Halifax. The team of four students in the MPPAL program was coached by Professors Naomi Couto and John Wilkins.
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Student Research Winners

Undergrads win top awards at research fair

LA&PS students took home three first place awards and one second place award for their entries into the York University Undergraduate Research Fair. "I was really energized by the enthusiasm of our undergraduate researchers," said Dean Martin Singer, "and by the diverse and imaginative projects described in their impressive poster presentations."
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louie palu

Two-day conference explores themes of media, technology and politics

The York-Ryerson Joint Communication and Culture program will host the 14th annual Intersection/Cross Section conference on March 13-14 at Ryerson University. The event will showcase graduate research in North America and will feature keynote speaker Louie Palu, an acclaimed Canadian documentary photographer.
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LA&PS profs celebrated at York research event

Nine LA&PS researchers were recognized at the third annual York U Research Leaders celebration. The event also celebrated three LA&PS faculty who were recently named as York Research Chairs.
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Tessa Hill

Young sex-ed activists to speak on Ontario's curriculum

Two Grade 8 students from the We Give Consent sexual education campaign will speak about Shaping the Curriculum: The Importance  of "Consent" and the Voices of Youth on March 3 in Vanier College. The annual Chamberlain Speaker Series talk is sponsored by the Children's Studies program.
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Rick Mercer and mosquito net

Humanities students help Spread the Net

Students from the Contexts of Canadian Culture course are competing against other universities to raise the most money for anti-malaria bed nets for Africa. They will travel about campus on Feb. 26 performing a York version of "The Cup Song" to bolster online and in-person donations.
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Lead Vosko

Online database connects the dots of job insecurity

Students and scholars can now turn to a "living database" to better understand labour market insecurity in Europe and North America over the last 30 years. Under the leadership of political science Professor Leah Vosko, the Comparative Perspectives on Precarious Employment Database has been designed to support the study of precarious employment.
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David Etkin

Disaster management: new book connects theory to practice

Disaster and emergency management Professor David Etkin breaks down myths and marries theory to practice in his new book Disaster Theory: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Concepts and Causes. Disaster myths are one of the broad range of issues Etkin’s book covers. The most common myth is the idea that in the face of disaster, people will likely panic and commit selfish acts, he says, when in reality, they are more likely to act rationally and altruistically.
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Used coat and shoe drive

Clothing drive warms a community

Students from the social science course "Prospects and Perils in the 21st Century" collected used coats and shoes to help the less fortunate keep warm this winter. The clothing drive was inspired by Professor Walter Perchal who guided his students to initiate their own "Change Project.".
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James O'Reilly

McLaughlin Public Policy Lecture offers a glimpse into the shadowy world of CSIS

A full house turned out for the annual McLaughlin Public Policy Lecture, which featured Federal Court (Canada) Justice James O'Reilly In his lecture titled, "Overseeing CISS: The Federal Court's Role", O'Reilly provided a rare view of the Federal Court of Canada in national security. Full Story
Stephen Gill

New book re-thinks global governance

Political Science and York Distinguished Research Professor Stephen Gill edits original reflections on what global governance is and should be in Critical Perspectives on the Crisis of Global Governance: Reimagining the Future. This book features forward-looking and imaginative essays by leading thinkers in sociology and politics, among other disciplines.
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Christopher Innes

Researchers reveal George Bernard Shaw's secret musical life

English Professor Christopher Innes, Canada Research Chair in Performance & Culture, is co-releasing Shaw's Musical Universe, which reveals famous playwright George Bernard Shaw as a musician and composer. This compilation of never before recorded music is the result of extensive research, spanning two continents, by Innes and PhD student Brigitte Bogar, a professional soprano. Full story
Cover Before Striking book cover

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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Lisa Drummond

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
isabella bakker

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
jelana zikic

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
order of canada medal

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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