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Don’t Touch That Dial

  An award-winning exhibition (and book) broadcasts the latest on Canadian community radio. A large 1930s-era radio – the kind that looks more antique furniture than electronica – occupies what little floor space is left over from the piles of books and other scholarly paraphernalia crowding Anne MacLennan’s tiny office on Keele Campus. The square wooden […]

Year in Research: 2018

2018 was an exciting and productive year for the LA&PS research community! Our faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students have been recognized for research excellence with many prestigious local, national and international awards, honours, prizes and grants. Likewise, faculty members across all areas of LA&PS are undertaking a range of cutting-edge individual and collaborative research […]

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York University strengthens commitment to Black studies with new programs

  York University has launched five new programs and research initiatives that reinforce its dedication to Black studies in Canada. Professors Andrea Davis and Christina Sharpe, from the Department of Humanities These programs and initiatives include the Black Canadian Studies Certificate; the Black Studies & Theories of Race & Racism graduate stream in the Graduate […]

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LA&PS launches an open, deliberative community consultation for re-visioning its colleges

  The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) held its first open Town Hall in the Senate Chambers to help launch its Colleges Re-Visioning on Thursday, Dec. 6. In Canada, York University is one of a handful of universities with a unique college system, where all the institution’s undergraduate students are affiliated with […]

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Student earns award for academic success in Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies

  York University undergraduate student Vanda Mota has been named the 2017-18 recipient of the Dark Stones: The Azorean Spirit Award, presented annually by Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies. Vanda Mota Mota is working toward a major in history and an honours minor in Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies. This award is sponsored by Banco Santander Totta’s […]

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Public service values celebrated at School of Public Policy & Administration awards

    The 2018 Students, Alumni & Community Recognition Awards dinner hosted by the School of Public Policy & Administration (SPPA) took place on Nov. 22. Derek Lett, executive director, Office of the Ontario Conflict of Interest Commissioner, during his address titled, “Public Service in Turbulent Times: The Importance of Public Service Values” With more […]

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Communication Studies professor analyzes social media’s new languages

  York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) hosted “Social Media – The Great Equalizer?” with communication studies Professor Derek Hrynyshyn on Nov. 20, exploring the new languages of social media as part of the LA&PS Community Conversations series. Derek Hrynyshyn (image: Stephanie Ross) New forms of communication, such as memes and […]

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Newfoundland writer Joel Thomas Hynes talks about writing outsiders

  This year’s Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series featured author Joel Thomas Hynes, who visited York University on Nov. 20 to talk about his novel We’ll All be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night. York University Teaching Assistant Dana Patrascu-Kingsley sent the following report to YFile. Newfoundland writer Joel Thomas Hynes visited York University […]

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McLaughlin College hosts panel discussion on International Human Rights Day

  As part of its Lunch Talk Series, McLaughlin College at York University will present “Our Rights, Our Freedoms, Always,” a panel discussion to recognize International Human Rights Day, on Dec. 10 from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 10 commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration […]