Social Science

Carla Lipsig-Mummé

Professor Lipsig-Mummé finalist in SSHRC Impact Award competition

  York University researcher Professor Carla Lipsig-Mummé, from the Department of Social Science in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York Unviersity, is shortlisted for the prestigious Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Impact Award in the Partnership category. Canada’s most distinguished award for partnership-based research in the social sciences and […]

YCAR Essay Prize Award Recipients | photo-illustration | 20217-08-10

Winners of inaugural YCAR undergraduate essay awards announced

  Two York University undergraduate students, Fareeha Alavi and Srijoni Rahman, have been named the winners of an inaugural essay competition hosted by York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR). YCAR launched the Undergraduate Asia and Asian Diaspora Essay Awards for students enrolled in any undergraduate program at York University. The inaugural recipients, Alavi (Anthropology and […]

Jamil Jivani photo by Wim Van Cappellen | 2017-08-06

Grad Jamil Jivani discusses link between young men who join gangs and those who join terror cells

  Jamil Jivani (BA '10), lawyer, professor and community organizer was interviewed on CBC Radio's Sunday Edition program on August 6, 2017. Interviewer Michael Enright, himself a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from YorkU, delved into Mr. Jivani's research into the profiles and similarities of young men who join gangs, and the link to those who join […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Prof Megan Davies at Community Conversation and screening of The Inmates are Running the Asylum | 2017-07-10 | photo-illustration

Film screening gives voice to mental health patients on managing their own care

  Social science Professor Megan Davies hosted a Community Conversation to share the stories of the Mental Patients Association (MPA). The conversation was based on the film, The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Stories from MPA. Associated with the idea of “mental patients liberation,” MPA was a pioneering group from Vancouver and Canada’s first democratic, […]

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Project offers first-hand narratives of those in slave trade

  Researchers at York University’s SHADD Biographies Project are on the eve of unveiling a massive database that digs deep into the narrative of African slavery. The project, funded by the Social Sciences & Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC) and named after Canadian abolitionist Mary Ann Shadd, is a comprehensive collaborative effort by historians to […]

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International conference brings top Marx scholars to York University

An international conference focused on Karl Marx’s Capital on its 150th anniversary will be held at York University this spring. The conference, "Marx’s Capital after 150 Years Years: Critique and Alternative to Capitalism," will take place from May 24 to 26 at the Keele campus. York University will host to the world’s top scholars, including […]

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York undergrads take second place in CivicSpark competition

  A team of four York University students earned a second-place finish at the second annual CivicSpark Undergraduate Public Policy Competition. CivicSpark is a University of Toronto organization dedicated to empowering a new generation of city builders by providing a non-partisan platform for students to develop creative solutions to real problems in the Greater Toronto Hamilton […]