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Two professors earn prestigious CFI research awards

  Two professors from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) are among a cohort of researchers across Canada to receive funding through the Canadian Foundation for Innovation's (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) to pursue ground-breaking research. The federal government has invested more than $52 million in 220 new infrastructure projects across […]

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 […]

YCAR Ethel Tungohan | Group Photo | 2017-08-03

Researchers discuss activism, academia in Southeast Asia

  How do activism and academia shape one another? Researchers from York U and other universities reflected on this question in a special section of the July 2017 issue of Critical Asian Studies. Their experiences navigating their roles as academics conducting socially engaged research in Southeast Asia offer insights into the emotional and intellectual challenges […]

Prof Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano | 2017-08-01 | photo

York professors host Toronto's Cuban community in discussion on culture and identity

  Toronto’s Cuban community gathered on July 7 for a Community Conversation, hosted by two York University Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS) professors, to address issues of culture and identity surrounding their island nation. Spanish language and culture Professor Julio Fonseca from the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, alongside the department’s […]

Business and Society book | 2017-08-01 | Kean Birch et al photo illustration

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 […]

Centre for Feminist Research | 2017-07-24 | photo

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 […]

Vanier Scholar Tyrone Hall | 2017-07-24 | Photo-illustration

Communication & Culture PhD student wins Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

  Tyrone Hall is one of five York PhD students to have been named a Vanier Scholar, receiving $50,000 annually for up to three years to support his research. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and […]