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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 […]

Celebrating Pride and National Indigenous History Month all month long!

Celebrating Pride and National Indigenous History Month all month long!

Join the Faculty of Graduate Studies as we take part in celebrating Pride Month and Indigenous History Month with others across campus. York University is a leading Canadian post-secondary institution that values equity, diversity and inclusion. Throughout this important month, we will be amplifying past and ongoing work, accomplishments, and research making positive change, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tri-Council Announces Special Response Fund for Ukraine Trainees

Tri-Council Announces Special Response Fund for Ukraine Trainees

The Government of Canada has announced special funding, in the form of supplements to existing research grants, that will provide relief and assistance to research trainees from Ukraine. Active and eligible Tri-Council grant-holders can apply for this special supplement by completing and submitting a short application form (downloaded from websites below). The fund will allow […]