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LA&PS Professors Douglas Young and the late Lisa Drummond recognized with book prize

LA&PS Professors Douglas Young and the late Lisa Drummond recognized with book prize

Department of Social Science Urban Studies Professors Douglas Young and the late Lisa Drummond were recognized by the International Planning History Society (IPHS) for their book Socialist and Post-Socialist Urbanisms: Critical Reflections from a Global Perspective. The book was awarded the Third Book Prize, as the best anthology or edited work in planning history written […]

History professor Paul Lawrie named LA&PS Black inclusion advisor

History professor Paul Lawrie named LA&PS Black inclusion advisor

On July 1, Associate Professor Paul Lawrie began his term as Black inclusion advisor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS). Lawrie will advise the LA&PS Office of the Dean on questions related to race and equity, anti-Black racism and Black inclusion as part of the Faculty’s continuing work to address anti-Black […]

Casey Mecija: Exploring the Queerness of Sound

Casey Mecija: Exploring the Queerness of Sound

Casey Mecija is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at LA&PS. Her research focuses on sounds made by and around Filipinx diaspora to theorize a “queer sound” that pervades diasporic sensibilities. Queer sound, according to her, challenges the abjection of the Filipinx body, to demonstrate how the sensorial and affective remainders of […]

LA&PS prof. leads study on insufficient clinical care after gender detransition

LA&PS prof. leads study on insufficient clinical care after gender detransition

A new study draws attention to insufficient clinical care and support for those who discontinue or seek to reverse prior gender-affirming interventions. Medical education, research and clinical guidelines are all available to support the initiation of gender-affirming care for transgender people, but a York University-led qualitative study has found these resources are sparse when patients […]

LA&PS receives $422,065 in funding under SSHRC Aid to Scholarly Journals Grant

LA&PS receives $422,065 in funding under SSHRC Aid to Scholarly Journals Grant

Five York University researchers from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies received funding of $422,065 from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The funding was for the September 2021 Aid to Scholarly Journals competition. Scholarly Journals grants are meant to increase dissemination, discoverability and readership of original research results […]

LA&PS urban studies professors recognized with book prize

LA&PS urban studies professors recognized with book prize

The International Planning History Society (IPHS), dedicated to the enhancement of interdisciplinary studies in urban and regional planning history, has recognized Department of Sociology Urban Studies Professors Douglas Young and the late Lisa Drummond with an award for the book they edited together. The book titled, Socialist and Post-Socialist Urbanisms: Critical Reflections from a Global Perspective (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020), was […]

LA&PS researchers receive more than $3.1M in funding under SSHRC Partnership Grants

LA&PS researchers receive more than $3.1M in funding under SSHRC Partnership Grants

Researchers from York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies have received more than $3.1M in funding to pursue research initiatives under SSHRC Partnership Grants. “These partnership grants help to advance knowledge and understanding on important issues of social, economic and cultural significance,” said J.J. McMurtry, dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & […]

LA&PS researchers receive $2 million in funding under SSHRC Insight and NSERC Discovery programs

LA&PS researchers receive $2 million in funding under SSHRC Insight and NSERC Discovery programs

Researchers from York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) have received $2 million in total funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The SSHRC Insight program supports research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. With a […]

Marcello Musto: Exploring Alternatives to Present-Day Capitalism

Marcello Musto: Exploring Alternatives to Present-Day Capitalism

York Professor in Sociology, Marcello Musto’s research focuses on mobilizing critical thinking and scholarly knowledge to combat growing economic and political crises of contemporary social life. His SSHRC-funded project ‘Alternative Socio- Economic Ideas’ aims to explore the contemporary relevance of social, economic and political alternatives to present-day capitalism. “There is a growing global consensus about […]

LA&PS celebrates students with Creative Writing Awards

LA&PS celebrates students with Creative Writing Awards

York University undergraduate students were recognized for their work in poetry, short fiction, and screenwriting at the annual Creative Writing Program Awards ceremony, sponsored by the President’s Office and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS). The online ceremony held on May 24 honoured the 2021-2022 winning submissions. The event was organized by David Goldstein, creative writing program […]