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The students hike along the geothermal area of Gunnuhver hot spring PHOTO | 2017-10-20

Students participate in a life-changing Icelandic experiential learning opportunity

    For a group of Toronto high school students, travelling to Iceland with students and faculty from York University to prowl around volcanoes was truly the experience of a lifetime. The trip, which took place last spring, was organized by Kathy Young, a geography professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies […]

Honorary Doctorate recipients Rudolph Bratty and Angela Robertson photo composite | 2017-10-17

Two honorary degrees to be conferred during fall convocation

  Two community leaders will be recognized with honorary degrees at York University’s fall convocation ceremonies, during the two ceremonies for the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies on Thursday, October 19. The honorary degrees will mark the contributions of a business leader and a social justice activist. “We are proud to honour these individuals […]

Historically native plants to Canada photo of three types | 2017-10-17

Workshop considers historical knowledge of plants in Canada

  Women, Men, and Plants in 19th-Century Canada: New Resources, New Perspectives is the intriguing name of a two-day workshop hosted by the Centre for Feminist Research at York University. The workshop will take place Oct. 19 and 20 at the George Spragge Classroom in the Archives of Ontario building at the Keele campus. Ann […]

Kim Jong Un looks at missile launch in undated photo from National Post | 2017-10-14

How prepared is Canada for a nuclear attack? Disaster & Emergency Management Prof Asgary explains

  The increased tensions in North Korea and the US and the heated rhetoric around the potential threats of a nuclear strike by either side continues to bring Disaster and Emergency Management Professor Ali Asgary a great deal of public exposure. Recently, the National Post published a story on the potential impacts of a nuclear warhead reaching Canada […]

hand holding a tin plate with others in a lineup | photo | 2017-10-07

Canada Research Chair unpacks ethnocentric narrative relevant to Syrian refugee crisis

  York is a progressive, research-intensive university that’s historically strong in sociology, equity, immigration and social justice. Professors here provide much-needed thought leadership on pressing global issues. A perfect example of this is Professor Christopher Kyriakides, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Socially Engaged Research in Race and Racialization. This sociologist recently wrote a ground-breaking article […]

Man looking anxious with hands on face behind computer | photo | 2017-10-07

Social media may not be the great equalizer after all

  Most people believe social media to be a great equalizer, challenging social inequities by giving everyone (as content creators) a vehicle for largely unbridled public expression, communication and broadcast. Communications Studies Professor Derek Hrynyshyn, however, has turned this idea on its head in his new book, Limits of the Digital Revolution: How Mass Media […]