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Book examining portrait of Black life longlisted for National Book Award

Book examining portrait of Black life longlisted for National Book Award

Christina Sharpe, a professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Black Studies at York University, was recently recognized by the National Book Foundation for her new book, Ordinary Notes (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan Publishers, 2023). Longlisted for the National Book Award for non-fiction, Sharpe’s book was named among nine other finalists for the prestigious award, out of 638 […]

Students earn awards for advancing work in Canadian studies

Students earn awards for advancing work in Canadian studies

York University’s Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies has announced the winners of two prestigious academic awards recognizing the best graduate dissertation and undergraduate paper in a fourth-year course that advances knowledge of Canada. The Barbara Godard Prize for the Best York University Dissertation in Canadian Studies recipient is Min Ah (Angie) Park for “Diversity in […]

LA&PS professor wins best paper at international politics conference

LA&PS professor wins best paper at international politics conference

During the 2023 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting in Los Angeles earlier this month, Basileus Zeno, a sessional assistant professor in the Department of Politics in Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), received the Best 2022 APSA Paper award from the association’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Politics Section. Zeno […]

Two LA&PS faculty members elected to Royal Society of Canada

Two LA&PS faculty members elected to Royal Society of Canada

York University professors Joshua Fogel, Sara Horowitz, Ali Kazimi and Debra Pepler are among the latest Fellows to be elected to the ranks of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) – one of the country’s highest honours in the arts, social sciences and sciences – in recognition of their career achievements and their positive contributions to public life. “York University is […]

Government invests more than $15.5 million in York-led research projects

Government invests more than $15.5 million in York-led research projects

More than 30 projects led by York University researchers in the social sciences and humanities were awarded a combined total of $15,541,343 in federal funding from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grants, Partnership Development Grants and Insight Grants. The funding, announced on Aug. 29 by the Randy Boissonnault, minister of employment, workforce […]

Project to explore experiences of Syrian, Ethiopian refugees

Project to explore experiences of Syrian, Ethiopian refugees

Directed by York University sociologist Christopher Kyriakides, Canada Research Chair in Citizenship, Social Justice and Ethno-Racialization, a University comparative research project will explore the complexities and challenges of racism faced by Syrian and Ethiopian refugees in Canada. The project is a community-led research partnership between York’s Centre for Refugee Studies and several organizations in the […]

LA&PS researcher receives Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

LA&PS researcher receives Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Following a highly competitive selection process, York University postdoctoral Fellows Chiara Camponeschi and Ashlee Christofferson have been named among this year’s recipients of the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships. Awarded by the Government of Canada, the Banting Fellowship is valued at $70,000 per year for two years and supports postdoctoral researchers who will positively contribute to […]

Recognizing student influence: Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award winners

Recognizing student influence: Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award winners

Ariana Mah first knew she was going to attend York University’s Glendon College during a tour in high school.  “I looked around and I decided, ‘This one is my first choice. This is what I’m going to do; this is where I’m going to be,’ ” says Mah, a fifth-year political science major. “It was that […]

Four York researchers receive grants for knowledge mobilization projects

Four York researchers receive grants for knowledge mobilization projects

Four York University researchers have been awarded 2023 Connection Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for various knowledge mobilization projects, ranging in topic from local Indigenous history education to youth affected by conflict in Africa to corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Connection Grants support events, workshops and outreach activities that often […]

York University announces new York Research Chairs

York University announces new York Research Chairs

Fifteen York University researchers have been named new York Research Chairs (YRC), an internal program that mirrors the national Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program which recognizes world-leading researchers in a variety of fields. Among the fifteen new YRCs, 5 researchers belong to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. “The York Research Chair program […]