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Two international students graduating amid pandemic are available to share their unique stories

Two international students graduating amid pandemic are available to share their unique stories

Meet Syeda Fatima Abbas Rizvi, 19, and mature student Sabina Goranova – two women who started their post-secondary education in person before the COVID-19 pandemic emerged and had to complete their programs online, overcoming all challenges the pandemic posed.

York University names next Dean of Health

York University names next Dean of Health

Dr. David Peters comes from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health TORONTO, May 5, 2022 — York University's Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Dr. David Peters to the position of Dean of the Faculty of Health, for a five-year term, beginning January 2023. Dr. Peters comes to York from Johns […]

York U scholars map carbon dioxide glaciers and use modelling to show they are flowing at Mars’ south pole

York U scholars map carbon dioxide glaciers and use modelling to show they are flowing at Mars’ south pole

TORONTO, April 26, 2022 — Scientists have long known that a large expanse of ice at Mars’ south pole contains a mix of frozen water and carbon dioxide. But only in recent years have they started to discover just how much ice is really there — and why. Data obtained in the last decade by sophisticated […]

Canada’s largest academic conference reveals theme for 2023: Reckonings and Re-Imaginings

Canada’s largest academic conference reveals theme for 2023: Reckonings and Re-Imaginings

Ottawa/Toronto, ON, April 13, 2022 – The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and York University – joint partners in the 2023 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (Congress 2023) – are excited to announce that the theme of the conference will be Reckonings and Re-Imaginings.

Word, sound and power of Black artists to be celebrated at York U event

Word, sound and power of Black artists to be celebrated at York U event

TORONTO, February 16, 2022 – York University will be celebrating Black artists with a live broadcast of emotion-evoking and thought-provoking spoken word, R&B and gospel music performances from the Tribute Communities Recital Hall on Feb. 23. Word Sound Power: An Annual Celebration of Black Artistic Expression is hosted by the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community […]

Legal expert available to discuss Emergencies Act related topics

Legal expert available to discuss Emergencies Act related topics

TORONTO, Feb. 17, 2022 –  As Canadians wait for the federal government to table a motion in both the House of Commons and Senate following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoking the Emergencies Act, York University legal expert in the areas of constitutional, public and human rights laws, is available for media interviews on various topics relating […]

Experts available: What’s next for Canada’s Olympians?

Experts available: What’s next for Canada’s Olympians?

Many athletes face an uncertain future of physical and mental challenges — and a difficult transition to ‘normal’ life TORONTO, Feb. 18, 2022 — As the Beijing Games draw to a close, Canadians have many reasons to be proud. As was once again demonstrated by the likes of snowboarder Max Parrot, legendary speedskater Charles Hamelin, and […]

Yet another oil spill: Estimating number of birds killed

Yet another oil spill: Estimating number of birds killed

TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2022 – Aquatic birds are the most visibly affected organisms in an oil spill and a key measure of the environmental damage caused by them, such as the large spill off the coast of Peru last month. But accurately estimating how many birds have been affected requires pre-incident planning, says new research.  With […]