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LA&PS graduate student earns Governor General Gold Medal

LA&PS graduate student earns Governor General Gold Medal

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 […]

Former students publish a collection of essays by late Professor Barbara Godard

Former students publish a collection of essays by late Professor Barbara Godard

Former students of the late Professor Barbara Godard have published a collection of her essays in the Routledge Key Thinkers on Translation Series, which presents the essential selected works – journal articles and book extracts of leading figures in the field of translation studies – in a single volume. A virtual book launch for Translation, Semiotics, […]

LA&PS alumna donates $25,000 toward advancing women in higher education

LA&PS alumna donates $25,000 toward advancing women in higher education

York University bachelor of commerce alumna Lucy Iacovelli is supporting female students at the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) with a $25,000 donation to the Advancing YU program’s mentoring stream, Advancing Women Students program. This donation will provide 25 Advancing YU participants with $1,000 in financial support to help lift economic barriers […]

How this Alumna is inspiring future generations of York students

How this Alumna is inspiring future generations of York students

Welcome to the latest edition of LA&PS Through the Ages, where we speak to longtime members of the LA&PS community about how they got to York University, what their roles are like and even some of their fondest York memories. Today’s post is all about Sonia Cianfarani, Assistant Director of Student Recruitment. For the past […]

Vivek Shraya to deliver Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture

Vivek Shraya to deliver Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture

Canadian musician, writer and artist Vivek Shraya will deliver the 2022 Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture, exploring the theme of reinvention through collaboration.   The lecture, titled “Collaboration as a Path to Reinvention,” will take place on March 28 at 6 p.m. It will be a hybrid event taking place virtually and in person with limited seating available.   Shraya will examine […]

Advancing YU connects Black LA&PS students with alumni

Advancing YU connects Black LA&PS students with alumni

by Juliet Kadzviti Since the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) launched the Advancing YU mentorship program in 2021, the program has yielded mentorships and networking opportunities for students completing their final years with LA&PS. Advancing YU is a unique program that matches select alumni who are achieving success in their chosen fields, […]

York alumna heads to Olympic Games with eyes on bobsleigh podium

York alumna heads to Olympic Games with eyes on bobsleigh podium

York University’s representative at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China has already made waves across the Canadian Olympic landscape – both on and off the field of play. Cynthia Appiah, a 2013 graduate of York, has not only earned a spot on Canada’s national bobsled team, but was also named to the Canadian […]

How Derrick Fairman is helping change the face of academic advising

How Derrick Fairman is helping change the face of academic advising

How Derrick Fairman is helping change the face of academic advising   Welcome to the LA&PS Through the Ages, where, each month, we speak to longtime members of the LA&PS community about how they got to York University, what their roles are like and even some of their fondest York memories.  Today’s story is all about […]

LA&PS students continue to thrive amidst a time of change

LA&PS students continue to thrive amidst a time of change

For nearly two years, new challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted university students around the world. While technology has made it possible to still obtain the academic value of post-secondary studies through online tools, supplementing other key aspects of the university experience has required creativity and open-mindedness. Within the Faculty of Liberal Arts […]

SPPA awards recognize public servants in face of pandemic

SPPA awards recognize public servants in face of pandemic

The annual School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) Student, Alumni and Community Recognition Awards ceremony took place on Nov. 25. The event recognized alumni, students and community partners who continue to answer the call of service. Last year’s recipient of the Alumni Recognition Award, Marco Giancarlo, served as host and moderator for the event […]