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Three York U graduate students earn Governor General’s Gold Medals

Three York U graduate students earn Governor General’s Gold Medals

Three York University graduates received this year’s Governor General’s Gold Medals, which recognize the outstanding scholastic achievements of graduate students in Canada. The 2024 recipients are Jennifer Porat, Carly Goodman and Alison Humphrey.  The Governor General’s Academic Medals are considered the highest honour earned by exemplary Canadian scholars throughout every level of academia. This year’s awardees offered words of […]

Four PhD scholars have been awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Four PhD scholars have been awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

York University celebrates four recipients of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for 2024. The award, presented by the Government of Canada, supports first-rate doctoral students who undertake graduate studies in the fields of social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering, and health. The aim of the program is to attract and retain world-class […]

Government of Canada announces increases to scholarships and fellowships

Government of Canada announces increases to scholarships and fellowships

The Government of Canada has announced significant new investments to increase the value and number of scholarships and fellowships for master’s and doctoral students along with postdoctoral fellows. Announced as part of Budget 2024, the increased money will be funded through Canada’s federal granting agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering […]

Three York scholars named Banting Postdoctoral Fellows for 2023–24

Three York scholars named Banting Postdoctoral Fellows for 2023–24

Saba Asaad, Stephen Melly and Lynn Yu Ling Ng have been named among this year’s recipients of the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded by the government of Canada. The program aims to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, develop their leadership potential and position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow. Valued at $70,000 […]

Htet Min Lwin named 2024 Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellow in Buddhist Studies

Htet Min Lwin named 2024 Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellow in Buddhist Studies

York University is proud to announce that Htet Min Lwin, doctoral candidate at Humanities and grad associate at York Centre for Asian Research has been awarded a 2024 Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowship in Buddhist Studies. The program supports 11 Scholars from around the world for full-time preparation of dissertations in Buddhist […]

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 graduates 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 […]