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Professor Richard Leblanc featured in CTV interview

Perspectives on bank investigations in Canada from Governance Professor Leblanc

CTV featured an interview with Governance Professor Richard Leblanc, where he said, “the first issue is predatory practices which appear to be systemic, the second and more important issue is the consequences of this.” The short clip provides suggestions on how to avoid potentially predatory sales practices, and the impacts they can have on both […]

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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 disaster […]

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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; […]