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York graduate students receive grant to curate digital literacy resources for queer seniors

York graduate students receive grant to curate digital literacy resources for queer seniors

Two York graduate students are leading a new project that aims to improve access to digital resources to better serve 2SLGBTQIA+ seniors in Canada. Stephanie Jonsson and Hannah Maitland, both PhD candidates in the Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies Department at York University, are founders of the Ontario Digital Literacy and Access Network (ODLAN), a […]

Passion for mechanical engineering leads grad student to explore 4D-bioprinting

Passion for mechanical engineering leads grad student to explore 4D-bioprinting

York PhD student Daphene Solis is researching new ways to create a novel type of material that is similar to soft contact lenses, which can be used to grow artificial blood vessels for tissue engineering applications. Solis’ passion for engineering came at a young age while playing with a radio-controlled car. “I was amazed how […]

Three York graduate students earn Governor General Gold Medals

Three York graduate students earn Governor General Gold Medals

Three York University graduates received this year’s Governor General Gold Medals, which recognize the outstanding scholastic achievements of graduate students in Canada. The 2022 recipients are Signy Lynch, Ilana Shiff and Allison Taylor. “We are incredibly proud of our talented York graduate students who have won the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medals this year. They […]

FGS Announces New Associate Dean, Academic

FGS Announces New Associate Dean, Academic

Cheryl van Daalen-Smith joins the Faculty of Graduate Studies as the new Associate Dean, Academic. Professor van Daalen-Smith is cross-appointed to the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies – specifically with graduate programs in Nursing; Health; Critical Disability Studies; Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies; Interdisciplinary Studies; and with the […]

York University endowed with $250,000 USD prestigious fellowship from Meta

York University endowed with $250,000 USD prestigious fellowship from Meta

Meta has endowed York University with a fellowship of $250,000 USD. This new endowment establishes the first-ever corporate-sponsored graduate fund for sustaining vision research at York. The University has chosen to dedicate the fund to its Centre for Vision Research (CVR). York’s Vice-President of Advancement Susana Gajic-Bruyea remarks, “we are delighted to welcome Meta’s gift […]

Osgoode doctoral student named Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar

Osgoode doctoral student named Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar

As the daughter of Kurdish migrants who were uprooted from their home after the 1979 Iranian revolution, Roojin Habibi was naturally drawn to the study and practice of human rights law. It was only later that the accomplished doctoral researcher at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University decided to dedicate herself to the pursuit […]

PhD scholar in Social and Political Thought chosen as one of SSHRC’s five best storytellers

PhD scholar in Social and Political Thought chosen as one of SSHRC’s five best storytellers

The York Community celebrates Vincci Li for being one of the final five best “storytellers” in a national competition held by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The Storytellers project challenges scholars to show, in up to three minutes or 300 words, how social sciences and humanities research helps create a […]

Professor Eric Mykhalovskiy awarded Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Teaching Award

Professor Eric Mykhalovskiy awarded Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Teaching Award

This year’s Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) Teaching Award was bestowed on Professor Eric Mykhalovskiy, member of the Graduate Programs in Health, Science & Technology Studies, Socio-Legal Studies and Sociology for which he is also the Graduate Program Director. Mykhalovskiy fully embodies this award’s dedication to sustained excellence, commitment and enthusiasm to teaching at the […]

Our community mourns the passing of Graham Reid Lockett-Lees, PhD Student in SPTH

Our community mourns the passing of Graham Reid Lockett-Lees, PhD Student in SPTH

The York University community is mourning the loss of Graham Reid Lockett-Lees, PhD student in Social and Political Thought who passed away April 12, 2022. Lockett-Lees was born in 1984 to Judith and Keith Lockett and grew up in Ottawa. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Guelph University in International Development Studies and a […]

FGS Celebrates 7 Recipients of York's Top 30 Alumni Under 30 Award

FGS Celebrates 7 Recipients of York's Top 30 Alumni Under 30 Award

York’s Faculty of Graduate Studies celebrates seven members of our community who received the Top 30 Alumni Under 30 award. Launched in 2021, the program seeks to highlight the success and diversity of the University’s young alumni, while inspiring the next generation. This year’s enthusiastic group of leaders are applying the education, skills and experiences […]