Students

Financial Literacy money-jars for save, invest, donate, spend | photo | 2017-09-13

York profs educate students on financial literacy, student debt

  Four York University professors are educating students about managing student debt, financial capability and financial well-being. The professors hosted a Community Conversation in advance of the new school year to raise awareness around basic financial literacy and student debt solutions. Under the auspices of the Black Creek Financial Action Network, economics Professor Brenda Spotton […]

YCAR Grad-student award winner photo | 2017-09-11

Grad students earn awards for research on Asia and Asian diaspora

  Twelve York University students have earned awards for research in Asia and Asian Diaspora from the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR). Dating apps have transformed physical and emotional intimacy, and research out of York University shows this is especially true for marginalized communities that have historically lacked collective social spaces. For her doctoral research, Meghna George […]

Chris Robinson Award in Finance recipient | 2017-09-11

New Gold and Silver Prizes in Finance encourage BCom students to shine

  York University Professor Chris Robinson has endowed two new merit awards for finance students in the School of Administrative Studies (SAS). The Gold and Silver Prizes in Finance are awarded to the graduating students with the highest and second-highest GPA respectively in the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) honours program. The prizes were presented for […]

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 […]

89 year old student Alma Kocialek to graduate Toronto Star photo

Congratulating Alma Kocialek, at 89, to be the oldest to graduate in Toronto

  The oldest person to graduate from York University will turn 90 in July, and will be attending Convocation to receive her degree in Women’s Studies, a process she started in 1978. Alma Kocialek has become a media sensation, being featured in the Toronto Star, the CBC and the Brampton Guardian, among many other outlets […]

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 […]

Portuguese Student Azores Air Winner Wendy Rosa photo

Academic excellence earns York student a trip to Portugal

  York University's Portuguese & Luso-Brasilian Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) has announced Wendy Roza as the recipient of the Portuguese Gives You Wings award, sponsored by Azores Airlines. This award aims to recognize academic excellence in an elementary Portuguese language class (POR1000). Roza excelled in Portuguese 1000, earning a final […]