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Wikipedia WikiEdu article author and winner of YorkU Essay Prize Andrew Hatelt photo | 2017-12-15

Wikipedia features LA&PS student’s project on Canada’s Digital Divide

  Wikipedia has featured student Andrew Hatelt’s article on the Digital Divide in Canada under its Did You Know? section, highlighting his work as among some of the most interesting articles recently published through the online encyclopedia. Referencing Hatelt’s article, Wikipedia writes, “Did you know… that the Canadian government invests millions of dollars in First […]

Vari Hall exterior photo with flag and sun on Ross Building windows | photo | 2017-12-12

Call for Nominations: Masters for McLaughlin, New and Vanier Colleges

  The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) is seeking three tenured faculty members who can provide leadership and mentoring to the intellectual community of students, faculty and fellows at three of its colleges. These college masters must be committed to enhancing the experience of York’s students, especially first-year students. Those who can […]

Artificial Intelligence robot "Sophia" photo | 20217-12-06 | Prof Kristin Andrews

Philosophy prof Andrews comments on the rise of smart machines and ‘robot rights’

NBC News published an article examines whether as artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more profound, we will reach a point in which computers will count as persons whose interests need to be respected. Given the rate of technological advancement, before too long we may conclude that some machines have feelings and thoughts of their own. If this happens, our treatment of […]

Dr. RJ Cusimano at the podium, giving the 2017 Vico Lecture | photo | 2017-12-07

Renowned cardiac surgeon speaks on hope, family, faith and the human heart for 2017 Vico Lecture

  Internationally renowned cardiac surgeon, Dr. Robert James “RJ” Cusimano, went straight to the heart of the matter as York University’s 2017 Vico Lecturer. Dr. Robert James “RJ” Cusimano Named after Giambattista Vico, an 18th century Italian philosopher, the Vico Lecture was created by prominent members of the Italian-Canadian community in Toronto. It was launched […]

Success Beyond Limits group photo | EE BSW | 2017-12-08

Experiential education research shows community benefits from University grants

  York University Bachelor of Social Work students recently undertook an experiential education research project that shows small investments into the community by the University have substantial positive effects. The students, enrolled in Professor Wendy McGuire’s winter 2017 course Foundations of Social Work Research, teamed up with the York University Faculty Association (YUFA) co-chairs Natalie […]

Canadian Writers in Person - Cover of book by Kerry Lee Powell |CWIP | 2017-11-21

Intellectual engagement a key point for CWIP author Kerry Lee Powell

On Nov. 28, York’s Canadian Writers in Person course presented poet and writer Kerry Lee Powell reading from her debut collection of short stories Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush. York U teaching assistant Dana Patrascu-Kingsley sent the following report to YFile. Author and poet Kerry Lee Powell visited York University to talk about her debut collection of short […]

Prof Kamala Kempadoo photo | 2017-11-30

Social Science Professor honoured for 20 years of studying sexuality

  The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) honoured Social Science Professor Kamala Kempadoo with the 2017 Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award. The SSSS presented the award to Kempadoo on November 12 in Atlanta, Georgia, during the society’s 60th anniversary celebration. Kamala Kempadoo The award recognizes Kempadoo for her numerous contributions to advancing the […]