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LA&PS Internship Awards give students experience in the fields of economic and social justice

  The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) Internship Awards Program grants students the opportunity to work with organizations that address issues of social and economic justice. In the program’s inaugural year, five undergraduate students received $6,000 to intern for 12 weeks during the Summer 2018 semester. The awards were sponsored through the generosity […]

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York University researchers contribute to federal labour law reform

  Three York University researchers informed the federal government’s recent introduction of reforms to the Canada Labour Code under Bill C-86. This legislation, put forward on Nov. 1, was shaped by consultations held with stakeholders, including team members from Closing the Employment Standards Enforcement Gap: Improving Protections for People in Precarious Jobs.   Leah Vosko […]

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Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Studies screens short film ‘Mar’

  The Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Studies program at York University will screen the short film Mar and host a Q-and-A with the film’s director, Luso-Canadian William Vitória, on Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. in the Nat Taylor Cinema. Mar (the sea) focuses on “saudade,” a feeling of longing and nostalgia for Portugal, which many people […]

Islam an Illustrated Journey

Professor Zulfikar Hirji co-authors book on Islamic history

  Zulfikar Hirji, an associate professor in the Department Anthropology in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University, has co-authored a new accessible and illustrated account of Islamic history. The book provides an introduction to a faith that is practised today by more than one billion people whose traditions and civilizations […]