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Canadian Writers in Person presents author Craig Davidson, Oct. 22

  Toronto-based author Craig Davidson will read from his latest novel, The Saturday Night Ghost Club, on Oct. 22 as part of York University’s Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series. A for-credit course for students, Canadian Writers in Person is also a free-admission event series for members of the public. The series features notable authors who will present their work, answer questions and sign […]

Geography prof’s articles most cited and most read in world’s leading science and technology studies journal

  It’s a rare achievement to have the most cited or the most read article in an academic journal; having both at the same time with different papers is an almost unheard-of achievement in a discipline. But that’s exactly what York University Professor Kean Birch has achieved. Birch is an associate professor in the Department of Geography […]

Poet Dionne Brand to deliver keynote talk at event celebrating 20 years of Canadian Writers in Person

  This year, Canadian Writers in Person celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special guest talk titled “What does writing do.” led by Canadian author, poet and activist Dionne Brand. Dionne Brand. Photo by Jason Chow York University students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this anniversary event, which is presented by the Hal […]

Zalika Reid-Benta speaks about writing the Toronto she grew up in

  On Sept. 17, the 2019-20 Canadian Writers in Person series made its debut with Zalika Reid-Benta’s visit. York University Teaching Assistant Dana Patrascu-Kingsley sent the following report to YFile. Frying Plantain, published in 2019, is Zalika Reid-Benta’s first book, a collection of beautifully interwoven stories that took 10 years to write. The stories focus on the […]

York University takes academic program to Markham with new space at IBM Canada

  York University is continuing to expand its footprint in Markham, Ont., by offering academic programming for the first time at IBM Canada’s headquarters. The classes will provide York University students the opportunity to benefit from a high-profile and dynamic environment where they can learn among academics, small and large businesses, entrepreneurs, startups and developers. […]

History T-shirts travel the world

  Iceland. Jamaica. New Zealand. These are just some of the destinations where the Department of History’s T-shirts have been photographed as part of the Travelling T-Shirt Contest. Department of History Professor Sean Kheraj on location at Machu Picchu The contest started after Department of History Professor and Associate Dean Sean Kheraj shared a photo of […]