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Passings: J. Teresa Holmes

Passings: J. Teresa Holmes

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden death of Professor Jane Teresa Holmes on November 18, at the age of 68. An Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department, Professor Holmes was a respected academic, researcher, and dedicated educator. She will be remembered for her warmth, generosity, and commitment to teaching and learning. […]

LA&PS researchers receive $586,394 in funding under SSHRC Insight Development Grants

LA&PS researchers receive $586,394 in funding under SSHRC Insight Development Grants

Researchers at the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) have been awarded $586,394 in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).  SSHRC Insight Development Grants (IDGs) support early-stage research. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or […]

LA&PS summer study abroad course to focus on South Korea

LA&PS summer study abroad course to focus on South Korea

The Department of Politics in York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional (LA&PS) studies is offering a summer study abroad course that will take students to Seoul, South Korea for an experiential learning experience. The course, Global Political Studies 3581 – South Korea: The Politics of Youth and Old Age, is open to all undergraduate […]

LA&PS professor earns rare second fellowship invitation at Institute of Human Sciences

LA&PS professor earns rare second fellowship invitation at Institute of Human Sciences

York University Professor Nergis Canefe has been selected for a second consecutive year for a fellowship at the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, Austria – a prestigious institution of advanced study focusing on intellectual exchange across disciplines, between academia and society, and among regions that now embrace the global south and north. Canefe is a […]

Remembering Greece’s Holocaust at The Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies

Remembering Greece’s Holocaust at The Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies

In honour of Holocaust Education Week, The Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies, the Department of History and the Department of Humanities will host the talk “Greek Jewry, The Holocaust, and Public Reckoning Today” on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. online. Featuring a presentation by Sakis Gekas, associate professor in York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & […]

Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia talks about fiction fostering more understanding of complex issues

Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia talks about fiction fostering more understanding of complex issues

Author Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia visited York University on Oct. 25 to talk about her novel The Son of the House (2021). Her talk was presented as part of the Canadian Writers in Person series. The Son of the House has received critical acclaim. The book was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize 2021, a finalist for the Nigeria Prize […]

LA&PS professor to discuss Canadian electoral institutions at public talk

LA&PS professor to discuss Canadian electoral institutions at public talk

Dennis Pilon, associate professor of politics at York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), will give a public talk on Nov. 17 to explain some of the myths in public debates about voting system reform in Canada. The Canada Watch Fall 2022 Launch & Talk, titled “Myths, damn myths, & voting system […]

Inaugural Alchemy Lecture presents four alchemists presenting Borders, Human Itineraries and All Our Relation

Inaugural Alchemy Lecture presents four alchemists presenting Borders, Human Itineraries and All Our Relation

The Alchemy Lecture, hosted by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), seeks to harness the spirit of this ancient endeavour to foster new ways of thinking about the most pressing issues of our times. In its original form, alchemy focused on combining different elements to yield a compound that would inspire change […]

Canadian Writers in Person: Sheung-King talks about language and writing

Canadian Writers in Person: Sheung-King talks about language and writing

As part of the Canadian Writers in Person series at York, Sheung-King gave a virtual talk followed by a Q-and-A session about his novel You Are Eating An Orange. You Are Naked, which was a finalist for the 2021 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and for the 2021 Amazon First Novel Award. Sheung-King talked about […]

Author, journalist Charles Wheelan to deliver talk on economics

Author, journalist Charles Wheelan to deliver talk on economics

Charles Wheelan, the author of Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science, will present his talk at York University on Nov. 3 as part of the Introductory Economics (Econ 1000 &1010) enrichment seminar, hosted by the Department of Economics, York University. The talk will run from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in Curtis Lecture Hall I, and all are welcome […]