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Canada’s stringent screenings for medical transition ignore gender-related perspectives and experiences

Canada’s stringent screenings for medical transition ignore gender-related perspectives and experiences

Individuals seeking gender-affirming hormones and surgeries have to jump through hoops to prove they are truly transgender, says York University Professor Kinnon R. MacKinnon. Canada’s stringent eligibility screenings for medical transition – to prevent “regret” or detransition – ignore transgender people’s gender-related perspectives and experiences, says York Professor Kinnon R. MacKinnon, lead author of a new study. […]

LA&PS celebrates student research excellence

LA&PS celebrates student research excellence

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) is celebrating the fourth annual Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE) by recognizing 54 students for their research achievements. This year’s DARE recipients produced meaningful work across all disciplines offered in LA&PS. Over the summer, each student played an integral role in coordinating projects that added valuable scholarly inquiry to […]

Risk management and evacuation planning represent key aspects in volcano crisis

Risk management and evacuation planning represent key aspects in volcano crisis

Over the past decade, Ali Asgary, associate professor of disaster and emergency management in York University’s School of Administrative Studies, has been running an annual emergency exercise training and is involved in field research on Vulcano Island in Italy alongside an international team organized and led by the University of Geneva. Most recently, the team published two articles, […]

Climate change first on CIFAL York’s agenda

Climate change first on CIFAL York’s agenda

York is hosting a knowledge-exchange dialogue, Oct. 20 and 21, in preparation for the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP26) that begins Oct. 31 in Glasgow, Scotland. As part of this event, there will be a public information webinar at 11 a.m. on Oct. 21. CIFAL York is launching its first event, a knowledge-exchange […]

York professors’ study recommends 15 days of paid sick leave for workers

York professors’ study recommends 15 days of paid sick leave for workers

In their study, York Professors Eric Tucker (Osgoode) and Leah Vosko (Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies) recommend that workers be eligible for 15 days of paid leave so that they can cover both sickness and caregiving needs. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed large gaps in sickness and caregiving leave provisions available to workers across the country. To make […]

Robarts Centre announces Barbara Godard and Odessa award recipients

Robarts Centre announces Barbara Godard and Odessa award recipients

Two York University students have earned academic awards for their work advancing Canadian studies. The prizes, awarded by York’s Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, recognize one graduate and one undergraduate student every year. The Barbara Godard Prize for the Best York University Dissertation in Canadian Studies recipient is Andrew Zealley, Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change (EUC), […]

LA&PS launches new centre aimed at fostering student numeracy skills

LA&PS launches new centre aimed at fostering student numeracy skills

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) is pleased to announce the launch of its Student Numeracy Assistance Centre at Keele (SNACK). This new centre will provide students in relevant LA&PS courses with extensive numeracy support in mathematics, statistics and Microsoft Excel. SNACK was developed to provide a broad spectrum of numeracy support to students […]

Hellenic Heritage Foundation donation will highlight experiences of Greek diaspora in Canada

Hellenic Heritage Foundation donation will highlight experiences of Greek diaspora in Canada

The funding will expand the existing physical archive and establish a digital archive of images, documents, video and other assets that are related to Greek Canadian history. When Christopher Grafos entered the Graduate Program in History at York University, he encountered the same problem time and time again. “When I spoke to Greek Canadians about their immigration […]

Recipients of the Provostial Fellowships announced

Recipients of the Provostial Fellowships announced

Professors Burkard Eberlein (Schulich), Sapna Sharma (science), Cheryl van Daalen-Smith (health, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies) and Qiang Zha (education) have been appointed York University Provostial Fellows. Appointed for one year, each of the recipients will work to enhance collegial capacity at an institutional level to advance the priorities of the University Academic Plan (UAP) […]

The Royal Society of Canada elects five York professors into its ranks

The Royal Society of Canada elects five York professors into its ranks

Five York University professors have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). They are: Philip Girard, a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School; Jennifer Hyndman, associate vice-president research and a professor in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS); Michele Johnson, associate dean of students and […]