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'Knowledge Now' showcases impact of York's graduate scholars

'Knowledge Now' showcases impact of York's graduate scholars

The University is a space for critical thinking, innovation and discoveries. It is also a place where emerging leaders are formed, the changemakers who will make an impact in academia, public and business sectors and in our communities.

Knowledge Now: Grad Research @ York, presented by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, showcases York’s graduate scholars undertaking cutting-edge and socially engaged research. From video-recorded interviews and live panel discussions on pressing social issues, to stories highlighting York’s grad students, Knowledge Now presents a collection of new ideas and technologies in development and possibilities for a better future.

Watch Discover Grad Research @ York Videos  In short interviews, grad scholars from each of York’s 10 Faculties talk about their journey, research, impact and future plans. Representing diverse subjects including Indigenous knowledge, immersive 3D technology, human rights and environmental sustainability, students address some of the most pressing issues in our society and explain how their research contributes to a better understanding and creative solutions.

Join Live Panel Discussions: From Knowledge to Action – Join panel discussions that will bring together scholars tackling a common theme from multi-disciplinary perspectives. For the month of March, there will be two live discussions: one focusing on the environment and the other on social inequalities. Current students will share ideas and perspectives about how graduate research at York can respond to the societal need and the potential of engagement across disciplinary boundaries in generating critical innovative knowledge.

Wednesday, March 24 – Climate Action: The Roles of Research, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Climate change is the greatest threat to life on our planet. This roundtable brings together three emerging researchers from a range of disciplines to discuss what it means to research the ways humans are transforming the planet now. Join in as we explore the difficulties we face along with some of the possible avenues for establishing a sustainable future.

Moderator: Mark Hayward, associate dean academic, Faculty of Graduate Studies

composite image promoting the March 30 panel discussion as part of Knowledge Now: Grad Research at York

Tuesday, March 30 – Reducing Inequalities: An Urgent Call for Action, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

To advance social justice, graduate students at York University are discovering new approaches to dismantling the ideologies which promote progress through disadvantage and the systemic (re)production of inequality. This panel, comprised of an educator, actor and disability advocate, will highlight some of the most pressing issues facing our society, while exploring how our researchers are taking action.

Moderator: Thomas Loebel, dean & associate vice-president Graduate Studies, York University

Visit the Knowledge Now webpage to learn how graduate scholars are creating a positive change today for a better tomorrow.