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Ensuring an understanding of insurance risk management

Ensuring an understanding of insurance risk management

An innovative simulation requiring nine York business and economics student teams run their own insurance companies over four condensed quarters provided real-world experiential learning and taught students the value of putting theory into action. There’s nothing like running your own insurance company to give students a real understanding of insurance risk management – just ask Shayaan […]

McLaughlin College a community partner for Human Rights Watch Canada Film Festival

McLaughlin College a community partner for Human Rights Watch Canada Film Festival

McLaughlin College is one of this year’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival (HRWFF) community partners. The festival will hold screenings of five documentaries and will take place at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema from May 26 to 29. The five documentaries are:   The Klabona Keepers The Klabona Keepers is an intimate portrait of the dynamic Indigenous […]

Book launch celebrates new publications from Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics faculty

Book launch celebrates new publications from Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics faculty

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (DLLL), in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), celebrated the recent book publications of its faculty members to recognize their academic and creative contributions in a virtual group book launch recently. This event showcased the book publications (2021-22) of DLLL scholars: Associate Professor Gabriela Alboiu, Professor Sheila Embleton, Associate […]

Student nominations open for the LA&PS Writing Prize and Digital Composition Prize

Student nominations open for the LA&PS Writing Prize and Digital Composition Prize

Two Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) competitions are now accepting entries: the Fall/Winter 2021-22 LA&PS Writing Prize and the LA&PS Digital Composition Prize.  The LA&PS Writing Prize is accepting nominations from course directors in LA&PS until June 13. With the exclusion of creative writing, course directors can nominate any LA&PS Fall/Winter 2021-22 course assignment into one […]

LA&PS professor's research aims to provide equitable child healthcare

LA&PS professor's research aims to provide equitable child healthcare

Children comprise 25 per cent of the population and present a unique opportunity for researchers to provide more equitable health care, but how do we ethically and securely collect, examine and store pediatric data, and under what circumstances is it acceptable to keep using child health care data for research? That is the basis behind Ian […]

Welcoming the seventh North American Schelling Society conference to campus

Welcoming the seventh North American Schelling Society conference to campus

NASS 7: Schelling and Philosophies of Life will be hosted at York University in a hybrid format, with an in-person meeting from May 24 to 26 in the Accolade East building at the Keele Campus and in an online meeting from May 30 to June 1. The North American Schelling Society (NASS) hosts a conference every other […]

Don’t leave me this way: LA&PS researcher explores barriers to gaming

Don’t leave me this way: LA&PS researcher explores barriers to gaming

Kelly Bergstrom holds undergraduate degrees in both visual arts and communications, so it should come as no surprise that her professional research focuses on gaming, which blends stories and graphics. Bergstrom, an assistant professor of communication and media studies at the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University, explores: participation in various types […]

LA&PS researchers receive $1M to support gender and race equality research

LA&PS researchers receive $1M to support gender and race equality research

Two researchers from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) have been awarded with funding to address system barriers faced by underrepresented groups in Canada.  The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) awarded funding to Akolisa Ufodike and Andrea Emberly for the Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative to fund community-led research partnerships grounded in […]

Summer program gives view into North Korea’s culture

Summer program gives view into North Korea’s culture

A two-week summer school program will offer an opportunity to explore the secretive country’s literature, arts and propaganda. News about North Korea often focuses on the country’s politics and military, as do programs and courses offered at the post-secondary level, but there is much to learn about its art, music and culture, says LA&PA public […]

LA&PS Professor Rodney Loeppky releases new book

LA&PS Professor Rodney Loeppky releases new book

Department of Politics Associate Professor Rodney Loeppky has published a new book titled A Deal They Can’t Resist: Adaptive Accumulation and American Public Policy (De Gruyter Publishers, 2022). The book argues that a component of U.S. neoliberalism involves adaptive accumulation, a process where capital seeks to enlarge public programs in order to reroute public revenues into private revenue […]