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Environmental activist David Miller extols LA&PS grads to act, take risks and work for the planet

Environmental activist David Miller extols LA&PS grads to act, take risks and work for the planet

David Miller, lawyer, professor, international environmental activist and the former mayor of Toronto, delivered a passionate address to graduands of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies after receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree from York University during the June 16 afternoon convocation ceremony. In his remarks, he focused on the ways that […]

Jamaican-Canadian writer Olive Senior wishes LA&PS grads a ‘happy adventuring’

Jamaican-Canadian writer Olive Senior wishes LA&PS grads a ‘happy adventuring’

During the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies convocation morning ceremony, held on June 15, Olive Senior, an award-winning Canadian writer and public intellectual of Jamaican heritage received an honorary doctor of laws from York University. Senior addressed convocation sharing one lesson she learned early in life that has sustained her throughout life. “Like […]

Honorary degree recipient Anna Porter addressed the graduands of LA&PS

Honorary degree recipient Anna Porter addressed the graduands of LA&PS

Pandemic lockdowns and restrictions, Zoom lectures, protests, occupations and the war in the Ukraine all served as a backdrop for the convocation address delivered by publishing legend Anna Porter to graduands of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies during York University’s Convocation ceremony on June 15. Porter, who was on the York University […]

York researchers receive more than $16M in SSHRC funding

York researchers receive more than $16M in SSHRC funding

More than 40 research projects at York University will receive a boost of $16 million in funding from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), including close to $10 million in Partnership Grants for long-term research projects in anti-homelessness, global health, 2SLGBTQ+ poverty and Indigenous rights and reconciliation. The funding was announced […]

Governor General Silver Medals for two LA&PS undergraduate students

Governor General Silver Medals for two LA&PS undergraduate students

A total of three undergraduate students at York University earned the Governor General’s Silver Medal, an award that recognizes the outstanding scholastic achievements of undergraduate students in Canada. Receiving the medals are changemakers Samuel Isaac Dreyzin, Robert Alexander Khatib and Rosie Giannone. Recipients are selected based on their academic averages. “It is a special pleasure […]

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 […]

LA&PS professor explores socioeconomic trust gap during the pandemic

LA&PS professor explores socioeconomic trust gap during the pandemic

The pandemic has created greater divisions between people who are trusting and those who are distrustful, and those divisions fall along socioeconomic lines, exacerbating social inequalities. “Some Canadians have become more trusting, while others have become less trusting since the start of the pandemic,” says Faculty of Liberal Arts& Professional Studies Professor Cary Wu. “Crises, […]

LA&PS professor co-organizes workshop on how researchers deal with online hate and harassment

LA&PS professor co-organizes workshop on how researchers deal with online hate and harassment

The workshop was co-organized by Natalie Coulter, assistant professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, and the director of IRDL, and Alex Borkowski, PhD candidate in Communication & Culture. The workshop sought to increase awareness of the potential risks of online ​harassment and share resources for support should such issues arise. The workshop was […]

York partners with Alchemy, Knopf Canada’s new publishing program

York partners with Alchemy, Knopf Canada’s new publishing program

Knopf Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada, announces the launch of a new publishing program, Alchemy, under the editorial direction of acclaimed poet, novelist and essayist Dionne Brand. Alchemy’s publishing program will release two to three titles each year. It will also be anchored in an annual publication, The Alchemy Lectures, and a signature […]

Announcement of the retirement of Professor Carla Lipsig-Mummé

Announcement of the retirement of Professor Carla Lipsig-Mummé

After a long career with York University and many contributions to community organizations and trade unions, Professor Carla Lipsig-Mummé will be retiring from the Department of Social Science in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) this month. Lipsig-Mummé began her working life as a union organizer of garment workers in San Francisco […]