Research News

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 […]

Business and Society book | 2017-08-01 | Kean Birch et al photo illustration

Social science professors launch new collaborative book for Business & Society

  Five York University professors in the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, have worked together to produce a new collaborative and comprehensive text for students studying business and society. Business and Society: A Critical Introduction is authored by York Professors Kean Birch, Caroline Shenaz Hossein, Mark Peacock, Sonya Scott […]

Centre for Feminist Research | 2017-07-24 | photo

York's Centre for Feminist Research publishes policy brief on human trafficking

  In July 2017, York University's Centre for Feminist Research released a policy brief on human trafficking. Challenging Trafficking in Canada, edited by CFR Research Associate and Professor in Social Science Kamala Kempadoo and PhD candidate in Anthropology Nicole McFadyen, with assistance from Phillip Pilon, Andrea Sterling and Alex Mackenzie, and research contributions by York […]

Vanier Scholar Tyrone Hall | 2017-07-24 | Photo-illustration

Communication & Culture PhD student wins Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

  Tyrone Hall is one of five York PhD students to have been named a Vanier Scholar, receiving $50,000 annually for up to three years to support his research. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and […]

The FrontRunners from left to right: William Merasty, Patrick Bruyere, Charlie Nelson and William Chippeway, at the showing of Niigaanibatowaad | CBC Photo | 2017-07-21

Indigenous Torchbearers were barred from Pan Am stadium in 1967, but now 'we are making great strides'

  Celebrating the North American Indigenous Games and helping raise awareness to right a historic wrong, Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners Running & Reconciliation film screening ran in York University's Nat Taylor Cinema on July 19. The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) hosted the screening and post-film Ganoozh (Conversation) with four of the original ten […]

IBM's Manav Gupta presents on Cloud Computing | 2017-07-18 | Photo

IBM Distinguished Engineer speaks to commerce students on cloud computing and big data

  Cloud-based technologies are all around us; and as they revolutionizing daily life, their impact on business is big. IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Business in Canada, Manav Gupta, addressed Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) students in the School of Administrative Studies (SAS) on why they should keep their eyes […]

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  ̶  […]

Front Runners 50th Anniversary of run + Film Screening | 2017-07-12 | Photo

Film screening marks 50th anniversary of Indigenous FrontRunners

  On the evening of Wednesday, July 19 at the Nat Taylor Cinema located on York University’s Keele campus, the 50th anniversary of a pivotal sporting event will be re-visited in the film Nigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners (2007). The event is sponsored by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) at York University. It’s a must-see […]

Professor Stephen Chen | 2017-07-12 | Photo

IT professor leads discussion on basic income and the post-work world

  In a world where machines are increasingly replacing paid human labour, Ontario’s high profile pilot project — the basic income guarantee — could be a solution to some of the challenges within our changing economy. Information Technology Professor Stephen Chen will be joining Canadian Senator Art Eggleton and the Why Should I Care? (WSIC) […]