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Book uncovers hidden histories of lives lived in 20th century

Written by many of Canada's leading historical researchers, The Dawn of Canada's Century demonstrates the wide-ranging and revealing social histories made possible by the new Canadian Century Research Infrastructure (CCRI). Edited by Professor Emeritus Gordon Darroch the book will launch Tuesday, April 22 Full Story
Jacky Li left, with LA&PS Dean Singer

Student wins grant for youth mentorship program

Social Work student Soroush Fakhri is the latest recipient of a grant of up to $25,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to support his Afghan Mentorship Program, which provides programming support for Afghan youth in the Durham Region. Soroush came from Afghanistan when he was six years old and understands first-hand the struggles immigrant youth face. "A lot of them are smart and very family-oriented and they just need a little help. I feel fortunate for the people who helped me in the past and that's what motivates me." Full Story
Jacky Li left, with LA&PS Dean Singer

SAS student places in top 10 in national competition

School of Administrative Studies marketing student Jacky Li (left, with LA&PS Dean Singer) has finished in the top 10 in Canada's Next Top Ad Exec competition. Sponsored by GM, the competition saw 231 submissions from 38 campuses across Canada, including the most from YorkU with 11 from SAS and 12 from Schulich. Jacky won a paid internship by Environics where he will work on projects in the car and pharmaceutical industries. Congratulations to all of the YorkU students who competed!
Laurel Sefton MacDowell and Linda Briskin

Prof receives award for contributions to labour relations

Department of Social Science and the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Professor Emerita Linda Briskin recently received the Sefton Award for Contributions to Labour Relations. The award is meant to honour individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of labour relations and human rights. "It has been a privilege to engage in scholarly work as a union and feminist activist. And when my research has helped to support the struggles and organizing of union women, it has been deeply rewarding," said Briskin in her acceptance speech. Full Story

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