Political Science

RSC Royal Society of Canada New Fellows | graphic | 2017-09-13

Four LA&PS professors elected to Royal Society of Canada

  The achievements of five York University professors have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada, which elected these five into its ranks as Fellows on Sept. 7. Four of them are in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies “York is delighted to see that five Professors – Russell Belk, Richard C. […]

Dean Mukherjee-Reed article in Toronto Star, Toronto Star image | 2017-09-10

Dean Mukherjee-Reed in Toronto Star: education central to preventing Indigenous youth suicide

  Article in the Toronto Star by Professor Ananya Mukherjee-Read, Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Liberal Studies, provides her perspective, "as a mother and an educator," with a recipe for generating hope and success for first nations youth. Referring to global suicide rates among this group, her Commentary piece is a plea to generate a […]

Two professors earn prestigious CFI research awards

  Two professors from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) are among a cohort of researchers across Canada to receive funding through the Canadian Foundation for Innovation's (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) to pursue ground-breaking research. The federal government has invested more than $52 million in 220 new infrastructure projects across […]

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 […]

Massey Award recipients Lily Cho and David McNally | 2017-07-18 | Photo-illustration

Prestigious York-Massey honours awarded to York University professors

In June, 2017, York University’s Lily Cho was awarded a York-Massey Fellowship 2017-2018 and Professor David McNally was awarded York-Massey Visiting Scholarships 2017-2018. “The York-Massey Fellowships and Visiting Scholarships represent an important opportunity for York researchers and academics to expand their areas of scholarship and contribution to their various disciplines in a broader context  ̶  […]

FGS Grad Researcher award winners 2017-06-21 | photo

Graduate researchers from English and Politics awarded thesis prizes

  Seven York graduate students celebrated the receipt of their Thesis & Dissertation Prizes with faculty colleagues and program directors at a recent luncheon honouring their research contributions, with two coming from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS). “This is one of those great opportunities where we get to celebrate the excellent […]

Prof Liisa North Emerita Ecuador U Award 2017-06-14 | photo

Ecuadorian university honours CERLAC Fellow and Prof Emerita Liisa North

  CERLAC Fellow and York Professor Emerita Liisa North was honoured by the Rural Studies Workshop of the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (UASB) of Ecuador and the Grupo TIERRA at a special ceremony on May 25. The honour was conferred for her scholarship and teaching on rural issues in Ecuador and other Latin American countries […]

Prof Robert Latham at microphone 2017-06-12 | photo

Work of Professor Robert Latham subject of symposium in Beijing

  A symposium in Beijing, running June 12 and 13, will highlight the work of York University political science Professor Robert Latham and his seminal book Digital Formations: IT and New Architectures in the Global Realm, co-edited with Columbia University Professor Saskia Sassen. The “Symposium on Digital Formations and Chinese Experiences: Creation, Appropriation, and Circulation” […]