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Canadian Writers in Person 20th Anniversary Celebration

  Presented by the        Since 1999, Canadian Writers in Person has connected readers with over 200 of the country’s most talented writers, almost 50 of them winners of – or nominees for – the Scotiabank Giller or Griffin Poetry Prizes. This year, we’re thrilled that the Canadian Writers in Person lecture series will be continuing with 11 more sessions spanning […]

New book co-edited by Department of Humanities professor examines the origins of disciplines

  A new volume of essays co-edited by Bernard Lightman, Humanities professor and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and Bennett Zon, professor of Music at Durham University, was released this month. “Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines” asks and answers critical questions about how the Victorians understood and re-fashioned disciplines. The volume […]

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LA&PS Awards: Don’t be shy – apply!

  Welcome back, students! As you gear up for a new academic year at York, you may be interested to know that LA&PS offers more than 300 student  awards, bursaries and scholarships. From supporting those with financial need, to celebrating academic achievement and community engagement, LA&PS is committed to recognizing the unique ways in which you […]

School of Human Resource Management voted best in Canada for second year

  York University’s School of Human Resource Management (HRM), in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, brought home all four Canadian HR Reporter Reader’s Choice Awards for best education in Canada for the second consecutive year. The School of HRM edged out competitive programs offered by other academic institutions, including the University of British Columbia, the […]

Passings: Margaret Beare

Remembered for her many contributions to Osgoode Hall Law School, the York University community is mourning the passing of Professor Margaret Beare, who died peacefully on Aug. 10. Born in Markham, Ont., and raised on a farm near Agincourt, Ont., Beare was educated at Guelph University (BA ’68, MA ’71), Cambridge University in England (diploma […]

New funding for Indigenous-led initiative to help equip youth with skills training

  The Indigenous Friends Association, an initiative designed by York University students to connect and support Indigenous youth, will receive funding of more than $350,000 from the Government of Canada under the Canada Service Corps program. The announcement was made at Skennen’kó:wa Gamig (the House of Great Peace) at York University’s Keele Campus on Aug. 1. The investment will equip […]

New book explores whether bio-genealogy informs personal identity

  A new book released this month by Frances J. Latchford, York University associate professor of philosophy, questions the idea of knowing whether one’s bio-genealogy is integral to personal identity or a sense of family and belonging. Steeped in Blood: Adoption, Identity, and the Meaning of Family (McGill-Queen’s University Press) explores what personal truths reside in biological […]