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Study: Food banks that partner with corporations may be perpetuating food insecurity

Study: Food banks that partner with corporations may be perpetuating food insecurity

Civil society organizations that partner with large corporations in efforts to reduce hunger in Canada are at risk of perpetuating household food insecurity (HFI) in Canada, according to a new critical case study led by York University. The study, “Take the money and run: how food banks became complicit with Walmart Canada’s hunger producing employment […]

Conference explores how Hakka perspectives contribute to global change

Conference explores how Hakka perspectives contribute to global change

A conference exploring the ways in which Hakka perspectives and experiences can contribute to addressing world challenges was the topic of the sixth Toronto Hakka Conference, hosted virtually by York University from July 10 and 11. Co-organized by the Hakka community in Toronto and the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR), the “One Heart, One […]

Join the York community for a virtual town hall on Aug. 11

Join the York community for a virtual town hall on Aug. 11

President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton sends this invitation to the University community: La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 11, where we will discuss the University’s plans for a return to on-campus activities this fall. We invite […]

Dance prof's documentary wins at Cannes Indies Cinema Awards

Dance prof's documentary wins at Cannes Indies Cinema Awards

A film by York University Associate Professor Patrick Alcedo earned the Best Short Documentary award at the Cannes Indies Cinema Awards on July 10. The film, titled They Call Me Dax, tells the story of 15-year-old Dorothy Echipare who struggles to survive as a high-school student and ballet dancer while living alone in a poor urban district in Quezon City, […]

Pediatric neurosurgeons develop emotional bonds with patients, York-led study shows

Pediatric neurosurgeons develop emotional bonds with patients, York-led study shows

A new study led by York University sheds light on the intense emotional and relational bonds formed with patients from the surgeon’s side of the bed. The findings, published in the British Journal of Neurosurgery,show pediatric neurosurgeons care deeply about their patients and feel emotionally invested as if they were their own children. In the study, lead […]

Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award recognizes 11 students

Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award recognizes 11 students

Eleven York University students were recently honoured with the Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award, which recognizes students’ leadership at the University and their contributions to the growth, development and vitality of the York community. Now in its ninth year, the award was created in honour of Robert J. Tiffin, who served as York University’s […]

Next Scholars' Hub @ Home event examines how advanced style influencers are confronting gendered ageism online

Next Scholars' Hub @ Home event examines how advanced style influencers are confronting gendered ageism online

Those who enjoy hearing about the latest thought-provoking research will not want to miss the next Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series event that will examine how advanced style influencers are confronting gendered ageism online. Brought to you by York University's Office of Alumni Engagement, the Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series features discussions on […]

Lassonde professor elected Fellow of the Canadian Engineering Education Association

Lassonde professor elected Fellow of the Canadian Engineering Education Association

Aleksander Czekanski, associate professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering, has been elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA). Fellows of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) are elected based on the candidates ongoing and sustained contributions. Czekanski was elected for his research on design […]

Graph Modelling Study led by Lassonde Student Named Best Student Paper Finalist

Graph Modelling Study led by Lassonde Student Named Best Student Paper Finalist

A Lassonde student's paper was selected from more than 3,600 papers as a "best student paper" finalist at a major international conference hosted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). At the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Saghar Bagheri, was selected out of over 3600 submissions as a […]

Nine athletes with ties to York University are competing in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan

Nine athletes with ties to York University are competing in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan

Nine athletes with connections to York University are taking part in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. (The games were postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.) Competing are Jason Ho-Shue (Badminton), Brandie Wilkerson and Melissa Humana-Paredes (Beach Volleyball), Shady El Nahas (Judo), Brittany Crew (Shot Put), Pierce Lepage (Decathlon), Bismark Boateng and Khamica Bingham (Track & Field), and Arthur Szwarc (Indoor Volleyball). Alumna Andrea Prieur, a certified athletic therapist, […]