Skip to main content Skip to local navigation
Home » Category: 'News'

News

Next Scholars’ Hub @ Home looks at equity and inclusion in online classrooms

Next Scholars’ Hub @ Home looks at equity and inclusion in online classrooms

The Sept. 29 edition of the Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series features Associate Professor Sarah Barrett from York University’s Faculty of Education with a discussion titled “The key to equity and inclusion in online classrooms: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic.” Equity was one of the first casualties of change when schools closed in March 2020 and teachers and students were […]

Stellar first-year students get feet wet as summer researchers

Stellar first-year students get feet wet as summer researchers

Supported by a York Science Scholars Award (YSSA), 19 top first-year students participated in their first summer research experience as university students this year. The YSSA program provides awards of $10,000 to high-achieving, passionate science students entering the Faculty of Science. Half of the award is an entrance scholarship and the other half pays for […]

Two York professors appointed Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellows

Two York professors appointed Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellows

Professors Steven Hoffman and Rebecca Pillai Riddell are among 74 new Fellows elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Election to fellowship in the academy is considered one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community. It carries with it a covenant to serve the academy and the future well-being […]

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 […]

President Lenton thanks the York community for their efforts to ensure a safe return to campus

President Lenton thanks the York community for their efforts to ensure a safe return to campus

La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear York community,  As we settle into the fall term, I am writing to thank everyone for your ongoing commitment to the safe return to our campuses. I recognize that the return this year is still not what we had hoped it would be, and that each of […]

Announcing the Jack Leitch Award in Entrepreneurial Thinking

Announcing the Jack Leitch Award in Entrepreneurial Thinking

Longtime York University supporter Jack Leitch will be celebrated with an annual award in his name that recognizes incoming MBA students. The inaugural recipient of the Jack Leitch Award in Entrepreneurial Thinking will be announced this fall. Leitch left an enduring legacy at York and the Schulich School of Business, beginning in 1965 when he made his […]

York announces launch of Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages

York announces launch of Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages

York University has launched a new organized research unit (ORU) that is the first at the University to focus on Indigenous and decolonizing scholarship. The Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages (CIKL) is led by inaugural Director Deborah McGregor, an associate professor at York and the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice at Osgoode Hall […]

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) […]

An update on the work of the President’s Advisory Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

An update on the work of the President’s Advisory Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear colleagues, We are excited to share some important updates on the work of the President’s Advisory Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and to explain how York community members can support our efforts to make York University a more diverse, inclusive and equitable place for all.  […]

New partnership to advance fight against global financial crime and support equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM

New partnership to advance fight against global financial crime and support equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM

The funding from Scotiabank provides $980,000 to support critical research into global financial crimes and security. It will be named the Scotiabank Lassonde Financial Crimes Research Initiative. At a time when financial markets, technologies and products have become more complex and financial crimes are increasing, Canadian universities can play a critical role in addressing the […]