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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 […]

Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Standing Committee Election

Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Standing Committee Election

Awards Committee Graduate Students’ Biographical Statements Kathleen Cherrington, Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies I am enrolled full-time at York University’s Graduate Program in Gender, Feminism and Women’s Studies. My doctoral research is titled: Sex Workers’ Feminist Art Activism: Creative Resistance in Nairobi, Kenya – an extension of my Master’s MRP titled,  Counterhegemonic Artistic Cultural Productions in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Council Meeting Agenda June 2, 2022

Council Meeting Agenda June 2, 2022

AgendaThursday, June 2, 20223:00 p.m. This meeting will be held remotely via Zoom. The link and password to join the meeting may be found via the meeting's email notice. 1. Welcome and Chair’s Remarks 2. York University Security Service Review PresentationAnnette Boodram, Director, Community Safety Program & Policy Development; Sharon Henry, Project Coordinator; Shaheen Azmi, […]

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 […]