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LA&PS researchers receive more than $2.3M in SSHRC funding

LA&PS researchers receive more than $2.3M in SSHRC funding

Researchers in York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) have received more than $2.3 million in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). A total of 20 projects led by LA&PS faculty were announced as recipients of the 2020 Insight Grants (19 awards valued at a combined $2,145,491) and […]

York professor inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

York professor inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Marin Litoiu, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Lassonde School of Engineering and the School of Information Technology in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, has been inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Litoiu joins exclusive and prestigious company with this honour. He […]

York professor expands global understanding of Karl Marx and Marxism with seven books in three years

York professor expands global understanding of Karl Marx and Marxism with seven books in three years

Marcello Musto, professor of sociology at York University is recognized as a leading global authority on the work of the German philosopher Karl Marx and on Marxism. An accomplished scholar, Musto has devoted his academic career to reviving the understanding of Marx’s ideas and their applications to the contemporary world. Driven and passionate about the significance of […]

York faculty recognized with President's University-Wide Teaching Awards

York faculty recognized with President's University-Wide Teaching Awards

This year’s recipients of the 2021 President's University-Wide Teaching Awards are being honoured for their innovation and commitment, as well as for having significantly enhanced the quality of learning by York students. The President's University-Wide Teaching Awards are chosen from four categories: full-time faculty with 10 or more years of teaching experience, full-time faculty with […]

Two extraordinary professors recognized with title of University Professor

Two extraordinary professors recognized with title of University Professor

Two professors from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) have been honoured with the title University Professor. This year’s recipients are professors Carl S. Ehrlich and Carolyn Podruchny. A University Professor is a member of faculty recognized for extraordinary contributions to scholarship and teaching and participation in university life. The award is conferred upon long-serving […]

Three undergraduate changemakers receive Governor General's silver medals

Three undergraduate changemakers receive Governor General's silver medals

Three undergraduate students at York University have been awarded the Governor General’s Silver Medal. The medal recognizes the outstanding scholastic achievements of undergraduate students in Canada. Receiving the medals are changemakers Alina Kuimova, Amirarsalan Rahimian and Katelyn Conferido. Alina Kuimova is graduating with a Specialized Bilingual B.A. (Hons.) in linguistics and language studies, which she completed in three languages: English, […]

York's executive public servant in residence reflects on year, shares advice with students

York's executive public servant in residence reflects on year, shares advice with students

After serving York University during the 2020-21 academic year as executive public service in residence, Rory O’Connor has offered insight and advice to students working toward careers in government. O'Connor joined the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & […]

York alumna wins prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize

York alumna wins prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize

Canadian poet and York University alumna Canisia Lubrin has won the 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize for her book The Dyzgraphxst (Penguin/Random House, 2020), a long poem that examines the idea of selfhood while exploring issues of race, oppression and colonialism. Widely considered the most prestigious poetry award in Canada, the Griffin family gives out two $65,000 prizes annually: one […]

Five York researchers receive Dahdaleh Institute 2021 Seed Grants

Five York researchers receive Dahdaleh Institute 2021 Seed Grants

With so many outstanding applications received this year, the Dahdaleh Institute Critical Social Science Perspectives in Global Health Steering Committee had an abundance of inspiring proposals to consider. After much deliberation, the committee has selected the following faculty to receive the 2021 Dahdaleh Institute Seed Grants: Faculty of Health Associate Professor Claudia Chaufan, in the […]

International Political Economy and Ecology Summer School explores the transnational political economy of race

International Political Economy and Ecology Summer School explores the transnational political economy of race

Every year since 1991, York University has hosted the International Political Economy and Ecology (IPEE) Summer School organized by the Department of Geography, the Department of Political Science and the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change. Professor Leo Panitch of the Department of Politics, who passed away in late 2020, was among the founders of the IPEE […]