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Passings: George Comninel, Professor Emeritus
(December 9, 1951 to August 18, 2022)

Passings: George Comninel, Professor Emeritus
(December 9, 1951 to August 18, 2022)

Departmental Statement on the Passing of Professor Emeritus, George Comninel We are devastated by the passing of Professor Emeritus George Comninel and send our deepest and heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues near and far.   George was a pillar of our academic community, who will be forever and dearly missed. His work in […]

87- year-old Sri Lankan-born teacher completes master's degree with research focus close to her heart - war and peace

87- year-old Sri Lankan-born teacher completes master's degree with research focus close to her heart - war and peace

Varathaledchumy Shanmuganathan, known as Varatha, is among more than 4,000 resilient students — some young enough to be her grandchildren — who will celebrate their graduation during York University’s virtual fall convocation tomorrow. It is an extra-special occasion for both York and Shanmuganathan, as she earns the distinction of becoming the oldest person to receive […]

New book focuses on the Quilombolas of Brazil

New book focuses on the Quilombolas of Brazil

The book, Mulheres Quilombolas, Interseccionalidades, e Políticas Públicas, has a unique connection to York University. Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies political science Professor Simone Bohn is one of the book’s editors. Conventional history textbooks refer to them as direct descendants of run-away slaves. However, this is not how the Quilombolas of Brazil see themselves. […]

Professor Greg Chin in interview for PolarisLive

Professor Greg Chin in interview for PolarisLive

Professor Gregory Chin was interviewed by Sarwar Kashmeri, for his show PolarisLive, associated with Foreign Policy Association (FPA) in New York City.  Where they discussed US financial sanctions on China and Hong Kong, and US-China and global governance.  FPA is one of the 2 oldest foreign policy think tanks in the US. Watch the full […]

Professor Ethel Tungohan launches a photo exhibit which stems from a Participatory Action Research (PAR) project

Professor Ethel Tungohan launches a photo exhibit which stems from a Participatory Action Research (PAR) project

Toronto, ON -- A photo series by Filipina nurses, personal support workers, and in-home caregivers, Matatag is an exhibit in the windows of A Space Gallery (401 Richmond Street West) that runs from October 20th 2021 to January 2022. Using photovoice--a participatory arts-based research method in partnership with Gabriela-Ontario and Migrant Resource Centre Canada--care workers captured everyday moments of […]

Doing Work When The World Is On Fire: Academic Research During Covid-19

Doing Work When The World Is On Fire: Academic Research During Covid-19

Artwork: "Wings of Desire" on silk paneling by Dr. Nergis Canefe Doing Work When The World Is On Fire: Academic Research During Covid-19 There is no doubt that Covid-19 has changed the way we do almost everything, including academic work and in particular research. While we continue to live under various lockdowns and restrictions, how can […]

Beyond the Socialist Impasse: Remembering Leo Panitch

Beyond the Socialist Impasse: Remembering Leo Panitch

Beyond the Socialist Impasse: Remembering Leo Panitch June 5th 12-6PM EST, Online On June 5th Left Forum and the Socialist Register are commemorating the life and spirit of Leo Panitch. The Left Forum is sponsoring a series of online panels which underline three major foundations of Panitch’s corpus of research, teaching, and activism: (1) Re-imagining Socialist Parties and Practice; […]