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President’s University-Wide Teaching Award LA&PS recipient honoured

President’s University-Wide Teaching Award LA&PS recipient honoured

LA&PS faculty member Heather Lynn Garrett will be recognized during the 2024 Spring Convocation ceremonies with a President’s University-Wide Teaching Awards for enhancing quality of learning and demonstrating innovation and excellence in teaching. This year’s President’s University-Wide Teaching Award recipients – selected by the York University Senate – are representative of three categories: full-time faculty […]

LA&PS faculty member to receive honorific professorship

LA&PS faculty member to receive honorific professorship

York University will honour LA&PS professor Leah Vosko during 2024 Spring Convocation with a Distinguished Research Professor recognition. Distinguished Research Professor is a designation reflecting a member of faculty who has made outstanding contributions to the York U community through research and whose work is recognized within and outside of the University. A professor and […]

LA&PS scholar named Banting Postdoctoral Fellow

LA&PS scholar named Banting Postdoctoral Fellow

LA&PS scholar Lynn Yu Ling Ng in the Department of Politics has been named among this year’s York University recipients of the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded by the Government of Canada. The fellowship program aims to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, develop their leadership potential and position them for success as research leaders […]

LA&PS PhD candidate receives dissertation fellowship in Buddhist studies

LA&PS PhD candidate receives dissertation fellowship in Buddhist studies

Htet Min Lwin, a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Department of Humanities and a graduate associate at the York Centre for Asian Research, has been awarded a 2024 Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowship in Buddhist Studies to advance his dissertation work in Buddhist studies. Htet is one of 11 scholars from universities […]

York University rises to Top 35 globally in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

York University rises to Top 35 globally in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

Dear colleagues, York University has risen an impressive five spots to be among the top 35 institutions in the world for advancing the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to this year’s Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, published today. This is a testament to the growing recognition for York’s global leadership on the SDG […]

Three professors receive SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

Three professors receive SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

Social sciences and humanities research at York University has received a boost of more than half a million dollars from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), awarding Partnership Development Grants to three researchers in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS). The latest round of Partnership Development Grant funding […]

Model EU brings university students from across Canada to York

Model EU brings university students from across Canada to York

By Elaine Smith When political science major Sara Harsini heard that York University was hosting a Model European Union (EU) for university students nationwide, she signed up to participate and convinced her third-year classmate, Nawal Alhawari, to join her. The Model EU, a simulation of the work done by the European governing body, was organized […]

York University Professor receives community research award

York University Professor receives community research award

York University Assistant Professor Marsha Rampersaud, who teaches law and society in the Department of Social Science in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, has received a prestigious award from Community-Based Research Canada (CBRCanada) in recognition of her work with marginalized youth. The Emerging Community-Based Researcher Award is among the top honours given out […]

2024 Smyth Dialogues panelists reflect on Off-Reserve Indigenous Life

2024 Smyth Dialogues panelists reflect on Off-Reserve Indigenous Life

Indigenous community leaders, Christa Big Canoe, Jennifer LaFontaine, and Sylvia Maracle engaged in a lively conversation, sharing their lived experiences, and discussing their work supporting Indigenous people in Canada who live their lives mostly or entirely off-reserve. The event was hosted by Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) on April 24th, and was […]

LA&PS Professor Jennifer Bonnell awarded BC Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing

LA&PS Professor Jennifer Bonnell awarded BC Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing

LA&PS Professor Jennifer Bonnell was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing from the BC Historical Federation for her book titled Stewards of Splendour: A History of Wildlife and People in British Columbia (Royal BC Museum, 2023). Stewards of Splendour explores British Columbians’ changing relationships with wild animals and their habitats over more than 250 […]