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Canadian Writers in Person 2017/18 poster image | photo-illustration | 2017-09-07

Canadian Writers in Person series features CanLit talent

This fall will be a real page turner for those interested in CanLit. On select Tuesday evenings throughout the 2017-18 academic year, York University’s celebrated Canadian Writers in Person Series presents 11 established and new writers presenting readings readings from their work. “We have a terrific lineup of authors for 2017-18,” says Professor Gail Vanstone, […]

L.M. Montgomery and War Book Cover by Prof Andrea McKenzie | photo-illustration | 2017-09-05

Writing department professor launches new book, L.M. Montgomery and War

  Professor Andrea McKenzie, from York University’s Writing Department and Graduate Program in History, launched her new book about renowned Canadian author L.M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables. L.M. Montgomery and War, co-edited by McKenzie and award-winning poet and editor Jane Ledwell of PEI and published by McGill-Queen's University Press, is a collection […]

Prof Boyd Cochran | 2017-08-29

History Prof. Boyd Cothran appointed co-editor of major U.S. history journal

  Boyd Cothran, York University professor of American history in the Department of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), has been appointed co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (JGAPE). The publication is the premier journal of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era and […]

Tamil Studies Symposium with YCAR | graphic | 2017-08-23

Interdisciplinary symposium will explore transnational Tamil identities

  An interdisciplinary symposium hosted by York University's York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) will explore the theme "Transnational Configurations of Tamil Identities". The annual Tamil Studies Symposium, running Sept. 8 and 9, will create a space for interdisciplinary discussions on how transnational Tamil identities have been documented historically and politically, and performed culturally and […]

Two professors earn prestigious CFI research awards

  Two professors from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) are among a cohort of researchers across Canada to receive funding through the Canadian Foundation for Innovation's (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) to pursue ground-breaking research. The federal government has invested more than $52 million in 220 new infrastructure projects across […]

YCAR Essay Prize Award Recipients | photo-illustration | 20217-08-10

Winners of inaugural YCAR undergraduate essay awards announced

  Two York University undergraduate students, Fareeha Alavi and Srijoni Rahman, have been named the winners of an inaugural essay competition hosted by York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR). YCAR launched the Undergraduate Asia and Asian Diaspora Essay Awards for students enrolled in any undergraduate program at York University. The inaugural recipients, Alavi (Anthropology and […]

Jamil Jivani photo by Wim Van Cappellen | 2017-08-06

Grad Jamil Jivani discusses link between young men who join gangs and those who join terror cells

  Jamil Jivani (BA '10), lawyer, professor and community organizer was interviewed on CBC Radio's Sunday Edition program on August 6, 2017. Interviewer Michael Enright, himself a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from YorkU, delved into Mr. Jivani's research into the profiles and similarities of young men who join gangs, and the link to those who join […]