Community

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 […]

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New internship program launched in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

  The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) launched a new internship program in January 2017 with its first partner, insurance brokerage firm The Shepherd Group. The internship program will provide students from all LA&PS programs with an opportunity to apply their knowledge, enhance their skills and gain valuable and paid work experience. […]

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Partnership creates new pathway for international students graduating from Markham's J. Addison School

  York University and the J. Addison School have partnered to create a pathway for international students graduating from the school who are choosing to attend the University. The partnership includes customized onsite recruitment sessions and English language testing and scholarships exclusively for J. Addison students, as well as a placement for a York student to […]

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York U organizes storm simulation event to explore youth roles in disaster risk management

  When the town of “Resilientville” floods on Wednesday afternoon, young people from across Toronto will be on hand to help. By role playing in simulations of severe flooding events, they will explore how Canadians can better prepare for major storms as Canada’s climate warms. They will also demonstrate how young people could be employed […]

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Community Conversations launch gives voice to Portuguese-speaking communities

  Community Conversations, a new initiative in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies within the Global and Community Engagement portfolio, is designed to encourage stimulating, inspiring and inclusive dialogue among different communities on local and global issues that matter most to them. “This first event truly embodied our vision of Community Conversations. It […]

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LA&PS hosts Community Conversation event with Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies

  The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) will host a Community Conversation event on Nov. 25 that offers the opportunity to explore issues of academic performance, engagement and participation of Portuguese-Canadian Youth. The event, “Youth, Higher Education and Community Engagement in the Portuguese Community,” will run from 4:30 to 6pm at the […]

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Workshop addresses immigration stories of Filipino groups

  York University will host a collaborative workshop entitled “Transnational Filipinx Studies: Comparing the Philippine Diaspora in Canada and in the United States” on Nov. 14. During this day-long workshop, academics, migrant activists and community members will come together to address the similarities and differences in the immigration histories, life trajectories and the experiences of […]