Financial Literacy money-jars for save, invest, donate, spend | photo | 2017-09-13

York profs educate students on financial literacy, student debt

  Four York University professors are educating students about managing student debt, financial capability and financial well-being. The professors hosted a Community Conversation in advance of the new school year to raise awareness around basic financial literacy and student debt solutions. Under the auspices of the Black Creek Financial Action Network, economics Professor Brenda Spotton […]

Chris Robinson Award in Finance recipient | 2017-09-11

New Gold and Silver Prizes in Finance encourage BCom students to shine

  York University Professor Chris Robinson has endowed two new merit awards for finance students in the School of Administrative Studies (SAS). The Gold and Silver Prizes in Finance are awarded to the graduating students with the highest and second-highest GPA respectively in the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) honours program. The prizes were presented for […]

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, […]

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 […]

YCAR Ethel Tungohan | Group Photo | 2017-08-03

Researchers discuss activism, academia in Southeast Asia

  How do activism and academia shape one another? Researchers from York U and other universities reflected on this question in a special section of the July 2017 issue of Critical Asian Studies. Their experiences navigating their roles as academics conducting socially engaged research in Southeast Asia offer insights into the emotional and intellectual challenges […]

Prof Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano | 2017-08-01 | photo

York professors host Toronto's Cuban community in discussion on culture and identity

  Toronto’s Cuban community gathered on July 7 for a Community Conversation, hosted by two York University Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS) professors, to address issues of culture and identity surrounding their island nation. Spanish language and culture Professor Julio Fonseca from the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, alongside the department’s […]

IBM's Manav Gupta presents on Cloud Computing | 2017-07-18 | Photo

IBM Distinguished Engineer speaks to commerce students on cloud computing and big data

  Cloud-based technologies are all around us; and as they revolutionizing daily life, their impact on business is big. IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Business in Canada, Manav Gupta, addressed Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) students in the School of Administrative Studies (SAS) on why they should keep their eyes […]

Front Runners 50th Anniversary of run + Film Screening | 2017-07-12 | Photo

Film screening marks 50th anniversary of Indigenous FrontRunners

  On the evening of Wednesday, July 19 at the Nat Taylor Cinema located on York University’s Keele campus, the 50th anniversary of a pivotal sporting event will be re-visited in the film Nigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners (2007). The event is sponsored by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) at York University. It’s a must-see […]

Professor Stephen Chen | 2017-07-12 | Photo

IT professor leads discussion on basic income and the post-work world

  In a world where machines are increasingly replacing paid human labour, Ontario’s high profile pilot project — the basic income guarantee — could be a solution to some of the challenges within our changing economy. Information Technology Professor Stephen Chen will be joining Canadian Senator Art Eggleton and the Why Should I Care? (WSIC) […]