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LA&PS prof earns award for postdoctoral mentorship excellence

LA&PS prof earns award for postdoctoral mentorship excellence

York University’s Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) honoured two exceptional professors, Alison Crosby and Amro Zayed, with the Postdoctoral Supervisor Award during an FGS council meeting on Dec. 7. The award is presented annually to a faculty member in any department and program at York who demonstrates exemplary support for postdoctoral scholars. This award serves to applaud Crosby […]

Research-informed website aims to support sexual and gender-diverse communities

Research-informed website aims to support sexual and gender-diverse communities

A new research website launched by a multidisciplinary team led by LA&PS Professor Kinnon MacKinnon aims to provide resources, support and data-driven information about gender detransition/retransition. The website Detrans Support was informed by learnings from two research studies funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) that explore detransition/retransition, along with ongoing consultations with transgender and […]

LA&PS researchers receive federal funding for knowledge mobilization projects

LA&PS researchers receive federal funding for knowledge mobilization projects

Three LA&PS researchers are among the latest recipients of Connection Grants from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Richard Saunders, Johanne Jean-Pierre and Yvonne Su from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, were awarded the funding for various knowledge mobilization activities related to their different research projects. The grants fund activities like research events, […]

LA&PS celebrates 2023 DARE recipients

LA&PS celebrates 2023 DARE recipients

Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE) winners were recognized in a special celebration by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS). Forty-five recipients showcased their research, which was completed over the summer under the supervision of LA&PS professors. “Each year I am impressed by the depth and diversity of the research projects,” said J.J. McMurtry, […]

New book considers Indigenous autonomy in Latin America

New book considers Indigenous autonomy in Latin America

Miguel Gonzalez, an assistant professor in the Department of Social Science at York University, has co-edited Indigenous Territorial Autonomy and Self-Government in the Diverse Americas (University of Calgary Press, 2023), which explores Indigenous-inspired autonomous experiences and self-governments across three decades, from 1990 to 2020. The book offers country case studies examining autonomy and Indigenous self-government […]

LA&PS researchers awarded Partnership Grants from SSHRC

LA&PS researchers awarded Partnership Grants from SSHRC

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced nearly $10 million in Partnership Grants funding for four York University researchers, who study pressing societal issues from both local and global perspectives.   Among the four Partnership Grants recipients being offered nearly $2.5 million each are two researchers from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. The […]

LA&PS researchers receive more than $1 million in funding under SSHRC Insight Grants

LA&PS researchers receive more than $1 million in funding under SSHRC Insight Grants

Researchers from York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies have received more than $1M in funding to pursue research initiatives under SSHRC Insight Grants. Insight Grants are awarded to emerging and established scholars in the social sciences and humanities to work on research projects of two to five years.  21 York-led projects received a […]

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 […]