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Prof Jonathan Edmondson Honoured as Distinguished Research Professor at Convocation 2017-06-25 | Photo

Historian Jonathan Edmondson honoured as distinguished researcher at convocation

The Senate Committee on Awards has selected Professor Jonathan Edmondson, Department of History and Program in Classical Studies as the 2017 recipients of the Distinguished Research Professorship in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies A Distinguished Research Professor is a member of the faculty who has made outstanding contributions to the University through research […]

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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 […]

Econ Prof Sadia Mariam Malik says banning imports is not the solution to child labour | Toronto Star Photo

Banning imports is not the solution to child labour says Prof Sadia Mariam Malik in the Toronto Star

  An impassioned plea for child labour solutions was made on Friday in the Toronto Star by Economics Professor Sadia Mariam Malik. The article says that Children work to help their families escape hunger. Improved social programs and foreign aid that address poverty and increase access to education are the solution. "Canada can help by encouraging democratic governance […]

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” […]

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International conference 'Marx's Capital after 150 Years: Critique and Alternative to Capitalism' attracts 1,000+

  An international conference to mark  the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Marx’s Capital was held May 24 to 26 at York University. Organized by Marx Collegium (York University), under the directorship of Marcello Musto, associate professor of sociology, the conference brought together some of the leading scholars in the fields of sociology, political […]

Prof Ted Goosen on translating Murakami from Japanese to English on CBCs-Q | Photo

CBC interviews Prof Goosen on the subtle art of translating Japanese author Murakami

  CBC Radio's Tom Powers interviewed professor Ted Goosen, a professor in Humanities, who has helped translate several of the Japanese works of Haruki Murakami, one of the world's best-known writers, including his recently published story collection, Men Without Women.  In Japan, Murakami fans line up at bookstores when his novels are released. One million copies of his novel 1Q84 […]

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Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies kicks off weeklong lecture series

  The Centre for Feminist Research at York University presents the Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies (SISS) 2017, running June 5 to 9. This week-long event features free public lectures and this year will focus on the theme "Perversion at the Crossroads of Critical Race Studies, Psychoanalysis, and Queer Theory". Lectures in this series aim to create […]

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 […]

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Researchers inspire provincial policy change to aid employees in precarious jobs

  Early this week, the Government of Ontario is set to introduce legislation updating Ontario’s Employment Standards and Labour Relations Acts in response to the final report of the Provincial Government’s Changing Workplaces Review (CWR) released on May 23. The most significant review of Ontario’s employment standards and labour relations laws and policies in a […]