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HonDoc Wanda McNevin with YorkU Chancellor Sorbara and President Shoukri 2017-06-22 | Photo

Everything to gain from community involvement, Wanda MacNevin tells grads

  Social worker, activist and author Wanda MacNevin congratulated graduands of the fifth Spring Convocation ceremony on June 20 for their achievement – one, she said, that took her 41 years. MacNevin was recognized with an honorary doctor of laws degree by York University during the ceremony, and she shared in the excitement of graduating […]

Honorary Doctorate Recipient group 2017-06-08 | photo-illustration

York U to confer honorary degrees on five remarkable Canadians at LA&PS spring convocation

  York University will recognize the tremendous contributions of a dozen community and business leaders at this year’s spring convocation ceremonies. An inspiring Canadian athlete will also be recognized with an honorary degree. “This year’s honorary degree recipients truly are a remarkable group of Canadians, who embody in every way the high public purpose of […]

FGS Grad Researcher award winners 2017-06-21 | photo

Graduate researchers from English and Politics awarded thesis prizes

  Seven York graduate students celebrated the receipt of their Thesis & Dissertation Prizes with faculty colleagues and program directors at a recent luncheon honouring their research contributions, with two coming from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS). “This is one of those great opportunities where we get to celebrate the excellent […]

Econ Prof Sadia Mariam Malik says banning imports is not the solution to child labour | Toronto Star Photo

Banning imports is not the solution to child labour says Prof Sadia Mariam Malik in the Toronto Star

  An impassioned plea for child labour solutions was made on Friday in the Toronto Star by Economics Professor Sadia Mariam Malik. The article says that Children work to help their families escape hunger. Improved social programs and foreign aid that address poverty and increase access to education are the solution. "Canada can help by encouraging democratic governance […]

Prof Liisa North Emerita Ecuador U Award 2017-06-14 | photo

Ecuadorian university honours CERLAC Fellow and Prof Emerita Liisa North

  CERLAC Fellow and York Professor Emerita Liisa North was honoured by the Rural Studies Workshop of the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (UASB) of Ecuador and the Grupo TIERRA at a special ceremony on May 25. The honour was conferred for her scholarship and teaching on rural issues in Ecuador and other Latin American countries […]

89 year old student Alma Kocialek to graduate Toronto Star photo

Congratulating Alma Kocialek, at 89, to be the oldest to graduate in Toronto

  The oldest person to graduate from York University will turn 90 in July, and will be attending Convocation to receive her degree in Women’s Studies, a process she started in 1978. Alma Kocialek has become a media sensation, being featured in the Toronto Star, the CBC and the Brampton Guardian, among many other outlets […]