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Symposium will link arms together for rights of indigenous people

Symposium will link arms together for rights of indigenous people

Former students of residential schools for aboriginal people, members of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and representatives of the United Nations and human rights organizations will all converge at York University for a symposium aptly titled Linking Arms Together, to join hands in upholding aboriginal rights, Friday. Linking Arms Together, a public symposium, will take […]

Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies launches new lecture series

Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies launches new lecture series

The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies is launching a new series of Annual Robarts Lectures by distinguished Canadianists at York. Professor Bettina Bradbury of history and women’s studies at Glendon and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies will speak on Twists, Turning Points and Tall Shoulders: Studying Canada and Feminist Histories Wednesday, Oct. […]

The University recruits a new Canada Research Chair and gains a renewed Canada Research Chair

The University recruits a new Canada Research Chair and gains a renewed Canada Research Chair

York University welcomes the appointment of Christian Haas as its new Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Arctic Sea Ice Geophysics and the renewal of a CRC in the History of Modern China for Joshua Fogel. As Tier 1 CRCs, Haas and Fogel will each receive $1.4 million over seven years. The CRC is part of […]

CanLit's rising stars come to York

CanLit's rising stars come to York

If you love meeting talented writers, like to listen to some of CanLit's rising stars read from their books, or just want to be a part of a dynamic and popular discussion of literature, be sure to attend the 13th edition of Canadian Writers in Person Lecture series, which debuts Tuesday at 7pm at 206 Accolade West Building on the Keele campus. "The series […]

Collaboration helps students develop information literacy skills

Collaboration helps students develop information literacy skills

"Generation Y" has been dubbed the most tech-savvy generation on record, but despite being submersed in Internet and web-based culture from an early age, researchers from the Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries (ERIAL) project suggest that many GenY students have yet to develop adequate information literacy skills. York University Libraries (YUL) is collaborating with […]

Study finds all generations want meaningful work

Study finds all generations want meaningful work

Workers of all ages see their jobs and employers in a similar light and want many of the same things, this according to a study of 1,000 people in 50 American states conducted by researchers in the School of Human Resource Management in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University. The findings will be presented at […]

New book looks at story of Tecumseh and Brock

New book looks at story of Tecumseh and Brock

Award-winning author and scholar James Laxer will discuss his latest book, Tecumseh and Brock: The War of 1812, Sunday as part of Luminato at the Library. Laxer, who teaches in York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, will  talk about the effect of the War of 1812 on the Native struggle for nationhood, as […]

York to honour two professors for their scholarship and contribution

York to honour two professors for their scholarship and contribution

York will honour two of its professors during Convocation ceremonies for their scholarship, teaching and participation in University life and contribution to it as a community. Professors Stanley Tweyman (right) of York’s Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) and Jan Rehner of York’s Writing Department in LA&PS have […]

Would the real Shakespeare please stand up

Would the real Shakespeare please stand up

Who really wrote the plays and poems that were performed and published under the name “William Shake-Speare?” This is the question that won’t go away, even after 400 years. Could it have been a pen name, and if so, why? It begs the question, who was the real William Shake-Speare? Shakespeare: The Authorship Question, a […]

Try a little research for lunch

Try a little research for lunch

York's Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies will celebrate research with a week-long program of midday events starting Monday and continuing through Thursday. Organized by the Faculty's Committee on Research Policy & Planning, the celebration comprises four themed presentations from noon to 1:30pm daily. Scheduled venues include the Senate Chamber, Scott Library Atrium and […]