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Photo of Professor Carole Carpenter RIP | 2017-11-01

Passings: Professor Carole Carpenter founded York’s Children’s Studies program

  Faculty, staff and students in York University’s Children’s Studies program are mourning the death of Professor Emerita Carole Carpenter. Prof. Carpenter died on Oct. 18. Carole Carpenter Prof. Carpenter, who was the founder of the program, was born in Vancouver. She earned a BSc in psychology at Dalhousie University and a PhD in folklore-folklife […]

Photo of Dave Ulrich, Monica Belcourt, Parbudyal Singh, David Doorey | 20217-10-30

HR guru challenges human resources professionals to think from the outside

  A Forbes’ top-five coach and renowned management guru, Professor Dave Ulrich of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business headlined this year’s HR Talks: Monica Belcourt Speakers Forum. Above: From left, left to right: Professor Dave Ulrich with York HR Professors Monica Belcourt, Parbudyal Singh and David Doorey, chair of the School of […]

HonDoc Rudy Bratty onstage at October 19 Convocation | 2017-10-22

Success hinges on education, Rudy Bratty tells LAPS graduands at Convocation

Solicitor and developer Rudy Bratty told graduands of York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS) that success hinges on education. Rudy Bratty delivers a speech during convocation after receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws Bratty was the recipient of an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, during the third fall convocation ceremony on […]

The students hike along the geothermal area of Gunnuhver hot spring PHOTO | 2017-10-20

Students participate in a life-changing Icelandic experiential learning opportunity

    For a group of Toronto high school students, travelling to Iceland with students and faculty from York University to prowl around volcanoes was truly the experience of a lifetime. The trip, which took place last spring, was organized by Kathy Young, a geography professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies […]

Mental Illness in Ancient Rome photo illustration of sculpture of anguished male | 2017-10-23

Classical Association of Canada’s Distinguished Lecturer presents keynote

    Each year the Classical Association of Canada/Société canadienne des études classiques selects three distinguished colleagues as its Distinguished Annual Touring Lecturers in the Maritimes, the West and Central Canada. On Monday Oct. 23, York University will welcome this year’s Central Canada Lecturer, Professor Peter Toohey of the Department of Classics and Religion at […]

Honorary Doctorate recipients Rudolph Bratty and Angela Robertson photo composite | 2017-10-17

Two honorary degrees to be conferred during fall convocation

  Two community leaders will be recognized with honorary degrees at York University’s fall convocation ceremonies, during the two ceremonies for the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies on Thursday, October 19. The honorary degrees will mark the contributions of a business leader and a social justice activist. “We are proud to honour these individuals […]

Historically native plants to Canada photo of three types | 2017-10-17

Workshop considers historical knowledge of plants in Canada

  Women, Men, and Plants in 19th-Century Canada: New Resources, New Perspectives is the intriguing name of a two-day workshop hosted by the Centre for Feminist Research at York University. The workshop will take place Oct. 19 and 20 at the George Spragge Classroom in the Archives of Ontario building at the Keele campus. Ann […]

Kim Jong Un looks at missile launch in undated photo from National Post | 2017-10-14

How prepared is Canada for a nuclear attack? Disaster & Emergency Management Prof Asgary explains

  The increased tensions in North Korea and the US and the heated rhetoric around the potential threats of a nuclear strike by either side continues to bring Disaster and Emergency Management Professor Ali Asgary a great deal of public exposure. Recently, the National Post published a story on the potential impacts of a nuclear warhead reaching Canada […]