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IBM LA&PS ADERSIM Partnership Event 2017-02-22

York U, IBM Canada partner to enhance emergency management degree programs

  Students enrolled in York's emergency management programs will have access to world-leading technology and tools, thanks to a new partnership between York University and IBM Canada. IBM Canada is awarding a $1.8-million in-kind gift to accelerate the Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid Response Simulation (ADERSIM), a cloud-enabled platform housed at York University that enhances […]

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The Economist’s lifelong learning article draws from research by Prof. Benjamin Sand

Economics Professor Benjamin Sand’s 2013 co-authored paper, is referenced in The Economist article, “Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative.” Sand and his colleagues' work shows that since 2000, the number of high-skilled jobs in America has fallen, resulting in college-educated workers displacing less-educated workers in roles that are not as cognitively demanding.

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English professor gives voice to Jewish refugees and Jamaican Jews through book, reunion

  When Diana Cooper-Clark began her research about Jewish refugees escaping to Jamaica during the Second World War, she knew she was embarking on a virtually unknown story within the Holocaust narrative. The York University English and humanities professor focused on Jews who took refuge in Jamaica’s Gibraltar Camp after finding an article referencing the […]

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Three LA&PS researchers awarded SSHRC Connection Grant

  Three professors from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) are among five York University researchers who have been awarded Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Connection Grants, each ranging from $19,000 to $25,000. All five grant winners are Professors Eva Karpinski, LA&PS; Marcello Musto, LA&PS; Andrea O’Reilly, LA&PS; […]

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SAS Professor Hassan Qudrat-Ullah visits Pakistan as state guest

  Professor Hassan Qudrat-Ullah, School of Administrative Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University, visited the Department of Management Sciences, Hazara University, Mansehra, Pakistan under Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, President’s Program for Care of Highly Qualified Overseas Pakistanis. Qudrat-Ullah joined Hazara University on […]

Prof. Julia Creet's Ancestry Genealogy documentary

New documentary digs deep into the ancestry industry

  The family history business is booming. English Professor Julia Creet explores the bigger picture behind the ancestry industry in her new documentary, Data Mining the Deceased: Ancestry and the Business of Family. Filmed in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Iceland, the documentary takes a look at people’s motivations behind the business […]