Community

Prof Megan Davies at Community Conversation and screening of The Inmates are Running the Asylum | 2017-07-10 | photo-illustration

Film screening gives voice to mental health patients on managing their own care

  Social science Professor Megan Davies hosted a Community Conversation to share the stories of the Mental Patients Association (MPA). The conversation was based on the film, The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Stories from MPA. Associated with the idea of “mental patients liberation,” MPA was a pioneering group from Vancouver and Canada’s first democratic, […]

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 […]

89 year old student Alma Kocialek to graduate Toronto Star photo

Congratulating Alma Kocialek, at 89, to be the oldest to graduate in Toronto

  The oldest person to graduate from York University will turn 90 in July, and will be attending Convocation to receive her degree in Women’s Studies, a process she started in 1978. Alma Kocialek has become a media sensation, being featured in the Toronto Star, the CBC and the Brampton Guardian, among many other outlets […]

Indigenous Voices, Indigenous Youth "And Social Justice for All" Symposium photo/illustration

Indigenous Youth, Indigenous Voices symposium is Department of Equity Studies' annual public event

  On Wednesday, April 26, high school students and community members, along with York undergrads, faculty, and staff, will gather at Vanier College to learn about one of Canada’s fastest growing demographics: Indigenous youth. "Indigenous Youth, Indigenous Voices" will highlight issues of relevance to young Indigenous people in contemporary Canadian society and examine how all […]

Prof Maria-Joao Dodman addresses Portuguese EE community 2017-04-20 photo

Networking event brings Portuguese-speaking leaders to York U to discuss experiential learning

  Portuguese-speaking leaders and business professionals convened at the Keele campus recently to discuss the myriad of experiential learning opportunities available to students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS). Portuguese is now the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world. Research has shown that there are many professional and cognitive* benefits […]

Daughters of the Vote at House of Commons, photo 2017-03-30

York students attend historic Daughters of the Vote initiative at House of Commons

Nine York University students were among the 338 young women to attend Equal Voice Canada’s historic Daughters of the Vote initiative in the House of Commons on International Women’s Day (March 8). The young women were representatives for each of Canada’s federal ridings, and made Canadian history by taking their seats in the House with […]

Member of Parliament awards Business & Society students enrolled in experiential education class

  Three students enrolled in the Business & Society (BUSO) course SOSC 4046: The Social Economy Practicum received a Community Award for their excellent experiential education work in the Jane-Finch community. Sherika Alexis-Brown, Allison Nephew and Kayathiri Ambalavnar were honoured by Member of Parliament Judy Sgro, representing Humberside-Blackcreek, for generating revenue for the Firgrove Community […]

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School of Social Work collaborates with community to run workshop series

A four-part community conversation series designed to engage the local community on topics of emotional well-being will continue on April 18 with “Moving Towards Resilience: An Interactive Workshop with Les DanceSours.” The series, developed and facilitated by York University’s School of Social Work, Access Alliance, the Black Creek Community Collaborative and the York University TD […]