Graduate Programs

Professor Pat Armstrong receives Postdoc Supervisory Award | photo | 2017-09-14

Professor Pat Armstrong honoured with Postdoctoral Supervisor Award

  York University's Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) honoured Professor Pat Armstrong with the Faculty’s inaugural Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award. The newly established award recognizes professors who demonstrate exemplary support for postdoctoral scholars at York University, exceeding general supervisory expectations. Armstrong was presented the award at the Postdoctoral Welcome Reception on Sept. 13, joined […]

YCAR Grad-student award winner photo | 2017-09-11

Grad students earn awards for research on Asia and Asian diaspora

  Twelve York University students have earned awards for research in Asia and Asian Diaspora from the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR). Dating apps have transformed physical and emotional intimacy, and research out of York University shows this is especially true for marginalized communities that have historically lacked collective social spaces. For her doctoral research, Meghna George […]

Vanier Scholar Tyrone Hall | 2017-07-24 | Photo-illustration

Communication & Culture PhD student wins Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

  Tyrone Hall is one of five York PhD students to have been named a Vanier Scholar, receiving $50,000 annually for up to three years to support his research. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and […]

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) […]

MPPAL Students write articles published in Canadian Government Executive magazine 2017-06-07 | graphic

Work by York MPPAL students featured in Canadian Government Executive magazine

  During the Fall 2016 term, a cohort of part-time Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL) students at York University were asked to anticipate and prioritize the needs of next-generation leadership in the public service. To respond to the request, the students wrote original articles as part of a first-year course in the […]

Prof Paul Lovejoy SHADD Project photo-illustration

Project offers first-hand narratives of those in slave trade

  Researchers at York University’s SHADD Biographies Project are on the eve of unveiling a massive database that digs deep into the narrative of African slavery. The project, funded by the Social Sciences & Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC) and named after Canadian abolitionist Mary Ann Shadd, is a comprehensive collaborative effort by historians to […]

Conjugal Slavery in War Project with Prof Rivas 2017-05-03

York researchers participate in national consultations on women, peace and security

  Three researchers from York University travelled to Ottawa to participate in national consultations aimed at guiding the development of Canada’s next National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security. The consultations, which took place April 20 and 21, brought together approximately 90 key stakeholders from the government, military and police, civil society and […]

International scholars to lead 'Politics of the Possible' workshop

  York University's Department of Political Science will host a community participant and graduate student centred workshop entitled "The Politics of the Possible: Community Engagement in Momentous Times" on May 2 and 3. The event is envisioned as a space for progressive activists, community organizers and academics to share knowledge, build relationships and mobilize to […]

Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca at SPPA 10th anniversary at ROM photo

School marks 10-year milestone and celebrates 150 years of public service in Ontario

  York University’s School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA), in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LAPS), held a reception on March 28 at the Royal Ontario Museum to celebrate 150 years of public service in Ontario as well its own milestone. This year, SPPA marks 10 years since the establishment of […]