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Our community mourns the passing of Associate Professor Marie-Christine Leps (1953–2022)

Our community mourns the passing of Associate Professor Marie-Christine Leps (1953–2022)

Marie-Christine Leps was born and raised in Montréal, where she attended CEGEP and McGill University. In 1985, she completed her doctorate in comparative literature and began a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at York. She commenced teaching in York’s Department of English in 1987 and devoted her career to the university, where she was an Associate Professor. […]

Professional Skill Development with FGS

Professional Skill Development with FGS

Graduate students and recent grads can be proactive about their future and become competitive on the job market by professionalizing their degree with the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS). Career support services are available to help members of the graduate community develop professional skills that supplement the academic work done in their graduate program. The […]

Learn more about Experience Grad York - Fall 2022! (Our Institutional Grad Open House)

Learn more about Experience Grad York - Fall 2022! (Our Institutional Grad Open House)

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) invites future students to Experience Grad York 2022. This free virtual event, which showcases the range of learning options and career pathways the university has to offer, will run from Tuesday, October 11 to Friday, October 14. Future students can take advantage of various info sessions and engage with Graduate […]

Discover Why Translation Matters!

Discover Why Translation Matters!

Do you have an undergraduate degree in translation, comparative literature, or linguistics? Do you have advanced writing skills in a language other than English? Have you ever wondered about the role translation plays in almost every aspect of communication and the movement of knowledge across cultures? The Master in Translation Studies (MATS) at York University’s […]

Research Excellence: Atsuko Matsuoka

Research Excellence: Atsuko Matsuoka

The current research explores trans-species social justice, justice beyond humans. It focuses on human and non-human animal relationships in general and within social work. In social work, relationships with non-human animals are considered in terms of resources, for example, service animals and animal-assisted therapy. Trans-species social justice research has shown our relationships with other animals […]

York Students Receive Both Doctoral and Master’s-level Autism Scholars Award

York Students Receive Both Doctoral and Master’s-level Autism Scholars Award

Congratulations to two outstanding students for winning the 2022-2023 Autism Scholars Award. This year’s celebration is particularly special with both the MA and PhD recipients coming from York University. Master’s degree student Braxton Hartman and doctoral student Nancy Marshall will receive $18,000 and $20,000 respectively to conduct research on autism. The Autism Scholars Awards Program, […]

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 […]

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 […]