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Groundbreaking for the Joan and Martin Goldfarb Gallery of York University

Groundbreaking for the Joan and Martin Goldfarb Gallery of York University

TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2022 – York University is celebrating the official groundbreaking for the new Joan and Martin Goldfarb Gallery of York University (GGYU). Thanks to an original gift of $5M – and a new commitment of $1M – from Joan and Martin Goldfarb, the GGYU is poised to be an integral point of connection, […]

OVO co-founder Noah ‘40’ Shebib receives York University honorary doctorate

OVO co-founder Noah ‘40’ Shebib receives York University honorary doctorate

York University’s Fall 2022 Convocation ceremonies started on a high note with conferring an Honorary Doctorate Doctorate Law on multi-Grammy award winning artist Noah James Shebib - better known by his stage name 40, and well known as Canadian rapper Drake’s frequent collaborator. Throughout his career, Shebib has worked as an actor, DJ, producer, designer, […]

The world’s smallest lecture hall launches at York U to tackle a macro problem across the globe

The world’s smallest lecture hall launches at York U to tackle a macro problem across the globe

York University is launching the world’s tiniest lecture hall to spur action on the giant problem of microplastics, and anyone on the planet can step inside. The micro-lecture hall is part of a new art installation that will be unveiled at Vari Hall and the Glendon Centre of Excellence. An exact replica of a theatre-style […]

York U to host Ontario’s only in-person National Portfolio Day event, following two-year hiatus

York U to host Ontario’s only in-person National Portfolio Day event, following two-year hiatus

Emerging artists and designers have exceptional opportunity to meet experts from institutions around the world and receive feedback TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2022 – On October 1, representatives from some of the world’s leading post-secondary arts and design institutions will converge on York University’s Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts to participate in National Portfolio Day 2022. […]

Etobicoke resident wins York University free tuition contest

Etobicoke resident wins York University free tuition contest

Last week on impulse Samadhi Rankothge took a call from an unknown caller. To her surprise, it was not a persistent duct-cleaning company or another "CRA arrest warrant" scammer, but a York University representative calling to congratulate her on winning free tuition for the year. “I was so surprised by that call,” says Rankothge, still […]

York University receives $7.25M to build network and use AI and big data in fight against infectious diseases

York University receives $7.25M to build network and use AI and big data in fight against infectious diseases

Five-year project aimed at ensuring vulnerable and at-risk populations are included in disease outbreak management and policies TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2022 – At a time when the risk of emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases (ERIDs) is increasing, an international team led by York University successfully competed to receive a CAD7.25 million grant from the International Development Research […]