QS world rankings graphic 2018 | 2018-03-19

Canada’s Top 5 for many of our programs in newest university rankings

  York University ranks among Canada’s top universities in the arts and humanities, law and legal studies, social sciences, and business management according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject report released Feb. 28. “These rankings are a reflection of York’s success in providing students access to a high-quality, research-intensive learning environment, with […]

Professor Pat Armstrong: a 2018 WYCA Woman of Distinction (YWCA Photo) | 2018-03-15

Prof. Pat Armstrong among YWCA’s 2018 Women of Distinction

  Professor Pat Armstrong is one of eight women recognized by the YWCA Toronto for her outstanding contributions to and leadership in improving the lives of women. Armstrong, a distinguished research professor of sociology in the Faculty of Liberal Arts &  Professional Studies (LAPS), is a 2018 YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction recipient in the […]

PhD Student Lauren Fournier at presentation for Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators | photo | 2018-03-11

English PhD candidate wins Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators

  English PhD candidate Lauren Fournier is the winner of the 2018 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators. Curating exhibitions at art galleries is not commonly associated with people whose scholarly pursuits lie in English. Fournier was on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning to speak about her winning project, epistemologies of the moon. The project will […]

Japanese Speech Contest Winners | group photo | 2018-03-20

York students head to Japanese Speech Contest nationals

  Seven students from York University competed at the 36th Annual Ontario Japanese Speech Contest held at the University of Toronto on March 3, with two students earning first-place titles and heading to the national competition later this month. A total of 39 contestants from institutions across Ontario, including the University of Western Ontario, the […]

$6000 Undergrad Internship Awards in areas of Social and Economic Justice | Infographic | 2018-02-26

LA&PS launches new Internship Awards open to 3rd and 4th year students

  The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies’ (LA&PS) new Internship Awards Program encourages students to meaningfully engage with organizations committed to social and economic justice. These carefully designed opportunities will enhance and deepen students’ learning in their respective programs of study. Five awards, a value of $6000 each, will be granted to students […]

Alumna Victoria Bisram | photo | 2018-03-07

Bachelor of Commerce alumna secures MaRS fellowship

  Alumna Victoria Bisram secured a Studio Y Fellowship in the MaRS Discovery District.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (’16) in Accounting from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. The Studio Y Fellowship for young professionals is a residency-based, eight-month program that develops leaders through intensive workshops, projects, coaching and mentorship. […]

Patrick Phillips in front of Berkeley Residence historical painting | photo illustration | 2018-03-12

Philosophy professor named Berkeley Scholar in Residence

  Patrick J.J. Phillips Professor Patrick J. J. Phillips, from York University’s Department of Philosophy, has been selected to be a 2018 Berkeley Scholar in Residence at the Whitehall Museum House in Rhode Island, USA. George Berkeley (1685 – 1753) was an Irish theologian, writer, philosopher, pamphleteer and bishop. Since 1975, the International Berkeley Society […]

Photo of Alumna Fatima Betty Niane | 2018-03-08

Video miniseries spotlights women in Economics

  The Economics Students’ Association (ESA) honours International Women’s Day with a video miniseries, featuring five York professors from the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.  The featured economists are department chair Ida Ferrara and fellow professors Tsvetanka Karagyozova, Berta Esteve-Volart and Brenda Spotton Visano, and economics undergraduate student […]

Professor Carla Lipsig Mumme | photo | 2018-03-06

Carla Lipsig-Mumme wins 2018 Sefton-Williams Award

York University Professor Carla Lipsig-Mummé has been named the 2018 winner of the Sefton-Williams Award for Contributions to Labour Relations. It honours those who have made a significant contribution to the field of labour relations and human rights. The Sefton-Williams award is presented by the University of Toronto’s Woodsworth College and the Centre for Industrial […]