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School of Public Policy & Administration hosts annual awards ceremony

The School of Public Policy and Administration held its annual Alumni and Student Recognition Awards Dinner on Nov. 27. Each year, SPPA recognizes its outstanding students and alumni for their contributions to advancing its undergraduate and graduate programs. This year two special awards of appreciation were presented to Anisa Vangjeli and Koosha Assadzadeh-Totonchi, who have made exceptional contributions to the school's ongoing development. Full Story

Social Science and Communications Studies students win awards

The departments of social science and communication studies held their 10th annual Awards Ceremony recently to honour their top students. A total of 40 awards were handed out.These included the Arthur Siegel Award, the Jerry Durlak Award, the Ellen Baar Award and the Gina Feldberg Award. Full Story
Professor Barrie Wilson

'The Lost Gospel' reveals groundbreaking revelations about Jesus

When religious studies Professor Barrie Wilson and documentary filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici went looking for answers to the 30-year gap in the life of Jesus in the New Testament, they didn't expect to find a hidden message in an ancient, coded and forgotten manuscript in the British Library. Full Story
Humanities Professor Roger Fisher

New book explores the legal themes in 'Antigone'

Antigone v. Creon: Sophocles's Antigone as a Courtroom Drama is a new book by Humanities Professor Roger S. Fisher. Published by Irwin Law, this groundbreaking new English translation of this ancient Greek tragedy offers an authoritative reading of the play as a work of legal literature. Full Story
Social Work Professor Uzo Anucha

New program will help organizations provide better services to youth

York is launching a new program, The Youth Research and Evaluation Exchange, which will provide the youth sector with resources and opportunities to share and use research on positive youth development in their work with young people. The Ontario government is providing $3.75 million in funding for the initiative, which is being led by Social Work Professor Uzo Anucha. Full Story
Darren Gobert

English professor earns second book award for contributions to theatre history research

English Professor Darren Gobert has been awarded the American Society for Theater Research's Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History for his book The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater. Full Story
Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma

Book explores colonial state and Buddhist worldview at turn of 20th century

Humanities Professor Alicia Turner scoured thousands of rarely used sources in researching her new book, Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma. The book explores the dissonance between the goals of the colonial state and the Buddhist worldview that animated Burmese Buddhism at the turn of the 20th century. Full Story
The Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies

Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies celebrates 25 years

The Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a two-day international symposium delving into the state of Jewish studies. The State of Jewish Studies: Perspectives on Premodern Periods will take place on Sunday, Dec. 7, and Monday, Dec. 8. Everyone is welcome to attend. Full Story
Ian Greene

Professor Emeritus Ian Greene launches new book

The Charter of Canadian Rights and Freedoms: 30 Years of Decisions that Shape Canadian Life, written by Ian Greene, professor emeritus of public policy and law investigates how Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms has transformed Canadian life since it was adopted as part of the Canadian Constitution in 1982. Greene's book provides examples to describe the many significant ways the charter shapes Canadian life on a wide range of issues. Full Story
Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada

New book exploring intersection of prisons and disability launches

A new book Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada, exploring the incarceration of those with disabilities, co-edited by York social work Professor Chris Chapman, will launch will launch Friday Nov. 21, from 6 to 8pm, at OISE Library, 252 Bloor St. W., Toronto. Full Story
National Child Day

Children's Studies Program asks how are Canadian children doing?

On Nov. 20, National Child Day, the Children's Studies program will host an information session asking how Canadian children are faring in relation to the rights contained in the UNCRC. The information session will take place from noon to 3pm in the Senior Common Room, 010 Vanier College, Full Story
Heather McCrae

LA&PS professor receives world-renowned award

Political Science Professor Heather MacRae has been awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration, a teaching post sponsored by the European Union (EU) that celebrates excellence in research and teaching on the EU throughout the world. MacRae, who is also the co-director of the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies at York, will use the funding from the award to increase the European Studies curriculum offered to York University undergraduate and graduate students. Full Story
  York University's Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Professionals - IEP graduates

York U to celebrate foreign-trained bridging program graduates

More than 40 graduates of the Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) will receive their certificates at York University's Celebrate Success event on Nov. 13 at 7pm. Funded by the provincial and federal governments, the program has assisted IEPs from more than 35 countries to break the barriers to employment in Ontario and land positions that best match their foreign education, credentials and work experience. Full Story

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