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Matthew Ravida (BCOM '18) joins inaugural list of Top 30 Changemakers Under 30

Matthew Ravida (BCOM '18) joins inaugural list of Top 30 Changemakers Under 30

York University has released its first-ever list of Top 30 Changemakers Under 30, shining a spotlight on remarkable young alumni who are making a difference in their communities, the country and around the world. “York’s Top 30 Under 30 is a community of changemakers,” says Julie Lafford, executive director, Alumni Engagement. “Driven by passion, they create […]

Drive-through simulation helps agencies in Canada and U.S. to vaccinate more people

Drive-through simulation helps agencies in Canada and U.S. to vaccinate more people

As cities and towns across Canada and the United States grapple with the logistics of planning COVID-19 vaccine sites, York University professors have been busy helping to plan mass vaccinations using different methods, including drive-through vaccination centres. The vaccination drive-through simulation, which has now helped organizations in both countries to plan how to get as […]

MFAc program fosters practical business solutions in collaboration with RBC

MFAc program fosters practical business solutions in collaboration with RBC

York University’s Master of Financial Accountability (MFAc) graduate students showcased creative business solutions and proposed a variety of best practices in a collaborative case study opportunity provided by one of the largest banks in Canada, the Royal Bank of Canada. Amit Brahme, senior director, Newcomer & Cultural Client Segment, along with Lara Beauvais, senior manager, Performance Optimization […]

DEM Alumna Deryn Rizzi becomes first female fire chief for City of Mississauga

DEM Alumna Deryn Rizzi becomes first female fire chief for City of Mississauga

The City of Mississauga has selected Deryn Rizzi as its Fire Chief and Director, Emergency Management effective February 2, 2021. Chief Rizzi completed both a Masters of Arts, Disaster and Emergency Management and a Disaster and Emergency Management Certificate with the School of Administrative Studies. “I am excited to have Deryn at the City of […]

Prof Qudrat-Ullah's new book explores learning management systems

Prof Qudrat-Ullah's new book explores learning management systems

School of Administrative Studies Professor Hassan Qudrat-Ullah has a new book that focuses on the power and potential of learning management systems. The book Adoption of LMS in Higher Educational Institutions of the Middle East (Springer 2021) discusses the adoption of learning management systems (LMS) in higher education institutions. It presents influential predictors that may impact instructors’ behavioral intention […]

DEM students recognized by OAEM

DEM students recognized by OAEM

Disaster & Emergency Management (DEM) undergraduate students Mahmood Khan and Tiana Putric were recently recognized for their academic achievements in the 2019-20 academic year with awards from the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers (OAEM). Khan and Putric are among few other undergraduate students to receive these honours. Khan received the Brian Hook Memorial Award and Putric was recognized with the […]

Six new faculty members join SAS this fall

Six new faculty members join SAS this fall

The School of Administrative Studies welcomed six new faculty members this fall: Sophia Kusyk, Poland Lai, Daniel Richards, Tameka Samuels-Jones, Jennifer Spinney, and Akolisa Ufodike. "LA&PS is extremely excited to welcome this year's new faculty members as we continue to renew and grow our faculty complement," said J.J. McMurtry, dean of LA&PS. "These individuals bring […]

Anti-Chinese stigma masked community’s proactive measures to avert COVID-19 spread

Anti-Chinese stigma masked community’s proactive measures to avert COVID-19 spread

Anti-Asian discrimination spread quickly at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, as people of Chinese descent and those perceived as Chinese were targeted as originators of the pandemic – a stigma that is stoked by President Donald Trump’s characterization of COVID-19 as the “China virus.” But even before they were unfairly targeted, many in the […]

Perspectives on COVID-19 with Prof. Eric Kennedy

Perspectives on COVID-19 with Prof. Eric Kennedy

Coronavirus has without a doubt changed the lives of many, and in this video Eric Kennedy, assistant professor in the Disaster and Emergency Management program, discusses the significance of social interventions which have helped to teach people a new way of life. As a recipient of a rapid research funding grant, Kennedy acknowledges the quick […]