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Learn about our Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing!

Learn about our Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing!

You might not know this, but the Graduate Program in English is home to a unique Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing open to all graduate students, regardless of faculty affiliation or area of study. Focused on developing students’ writing skills, the Diploma includes workshop-based courses in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, and a Capstone Project […]

Grad student research recognized with thesis, dissertation prizes

Grad student research recognized with thesis, dissertation prizes

York University’s Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) has awarded six graduands with 2024 Thesis and Dissertation Prizes for their outstanding contributions to the local and global community. The prizes, valued at $2,000 for doctoral dissertations and $1,000 for master’s theses, are given out every spring to honour theses defended in the previous calendar year. The […]

FGS Celebrates 6 Recipients of York's Top 30 Alumni Under 30 Award

FGS Celebrates 6 Recipients of York's Top 30 Alumni Under 30 Award

York’s Faculty of Graduate Studies celebrates six 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 […]

Novel shines spotlight on a public health nurse's care for a small rural community

Novel shines spotlight on a public health nurse's care for a small rural community

‘Everything is connected…’ That’s the message author Cheryl Van Daalen-Smith, Associate Dean Academic in the Faculty of Graduate Studies brought to the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario Nursing Week celebration at the annual Mississauga Chapter and Brampton Chapter Nursing Week dinner May 9, in Brampton. Van Daalen-Smith’s message is highlighted in her novel The Chronicles […]

Professor Benjamin Berger awarded 2023–24 Faculty Teaching Award

Professor Benjamin Berger awarded 2023–24 Faculty Teaching Award

Unwavering support for students and a commitment to his local graduate community are only some of the attributes of Professor Benjamin Berger (Graduate Programs in Law, and Socio-Legal Studies), who is this year’s recipient of the 2023-2024 Faculty Teaching Award. The York community came together to celebrate this accomplishment at the Faculty Council meeting on […]

York graduate scholars present their bold vision for a brighter future

York graduate scholars present their bold vision for a brighter future

York's impact on the world is closely tied to the products of the ground-breaking and creative research undertaken by our diverse body of scholars both at the Master’s and PhD levels. Our students reach above and beyond in their studies to provide real-world solutions to pressing issues of our time. From advancing concussion research to […]

York University hosts conference on the state of graduate student supervision with an eye to the future

York University hosts conference on the state of graduate student supervision with an eye to the future

One of the foundational relationships of the graduate student experience is the one between the graduate student and supervisor. As part of our 60th-anniversary celebrations, the Faculty of Graduate Studies at York is hosting a one-day online Graduate Supervision Conference geared specifically for graduate supervisors. Partnering with Memorial University of Newfoundland, the conference is called […]

Learn more about our five innovative graduate programs headed to York University's new Markham Campus!

Learn more about our five innovative graduate programs headed to York University's new Markham Campus!

Located in the heart of the vibrant City of Markham, York University’s new campus is an ideal home for a community of positive changemakers. Students will be presented with opportunities to collaborate directly with employers, start-ups and community partners to obtain hands-on experience and learn to drive innovation across all areas of knowledge and society.   […]

The Inaugural MPPAL 2024 Team enters Ontario-wide UofT Policython Competition

The Inaugural MPPAL 2024 Team enters Ontario-wide UofT Policython Competition

York U MPPAL's 2024 Team: Aymen Afzal, Tyson Dimayuga, and Aamina Masood felt privileged to represent the school for the first time in UofT’s Policython 2024 competition, a dynamic four-day in-person policy hackathon! We were tasked with addressing a prominent policy issue within the public health stream: the primary care crisis and the shortage of […]