Alumni

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, […]

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 […]

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) […]

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

Watch the speeches of five remarkable Canadians who received honorary doctorates at spring convocation

  York University recognized 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 universities […]

Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua | 2017-06-05 | Photo

Vaughan mayor calls all to the table for a Community Conversation inspired by Italy

Food is an integral part of tradition and heritage. Italian food traditions, especially, have progressively influenced cultural norms in Canada. On June 15, City of Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua welcomed guests to city hall to spark interest on the topic of shifting traditions and new experiences regarding Italian food experiences in the Greater Toronto Area […]

HonDoc Hayley Wickenheiser at Convocation | 2017-07-03 | photo

Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser urges grads to make the most of their lives

  Hayley Wickenheiser, celebrated Olympian, author and motivational speaker visited York University on Wednesday, June 21 to accept an honorary doctor of laws degree during spring convocation ceremonies for the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.  Considered one of the best female hockey players in the world, Wickenheiser is a five-time Olympic medalist and […]

HonDoc Dr. Michael Dan 2017-06-27 | Photo

Dr. Michael Dan urges grads to close the gap for Canada's Indigenous peoples

  On the eve of National Aboriginal Day, Toronto neurologist Dr. Michael Dan visited York University to receive an honorary doctor of laws in recognition of his work in social innovation and for his role as a philanthropist. The degree was awarded to Dan during the convocation ceremony the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional […]

Dean Ananya Mukherjee-Reed nominated for top 25 Canadian Immigrants photo

Dean Ananya Mukherjee-Reed in contention for RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards

  Canadian Immigrant magazine has kicked off voting for the ninth annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards, identifying and celebrating the inspiring stories and achievements of Canadian immigrants from all walks of life. Some 630 entries were submitted following the call for nominations. From the hundreds of worthy submissions, the judges determined a short list of […]