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Canadian Writers in Person 2018-19 poster image | 2018-09-13

CanLit stars will give readings at this year’s Canadian Writers in Person series

  If you love meeting talented writers and hearing them read from their published work, or just want to soak up a unique cultural experience, don’t miss the opportunity to attend the Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series, which launches its 2018-19 season on Sept. 18. The series features 11 authors who will present their work, […]

Photo of guest speaker Gayatri Gopinath | 2018-09-12

Lecture explores ‘queer regional imaginary’ in works of contemporary artists

  An exploration of queer diaspora in the context of contemporary art will be the focus of the upcoming annual lecture presented by York University’s Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies and the Centre for Feminist Research. The lecture, titled “Queer Archives, Regional Archives: The Unruly Visions of Sheba Chhachhi and Akram Zaatari,” […]

Photo-montage of Book Cover image with author Prof Tom Klassen | 2018-09-12

York professors’ book on helping students succeed translated into French

  Thomas Klassen How to Succeed at University (and Get a Great Job!): Mastering the Critical Skills You Need for School, Work, and Life has been translated into French. Authored by York University public policy and administration Professor Thomas Klassen and humanities Professor Emeritus John Dwyer, the book demonstrates that the best preparation for success […]

Photo of Prof Ted Goossen with Japanese Order of the Rising Sun medal graphic | 2018-09-11

Japan honours York professor with the Order of the Rising Sun

  Ted Goossen Japanese-to-English translator and humanities Professor Ted Goossen is the recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, an honour celebrating his achievements in promoting Japanese culture on a global scale. Upon the behest of Japanese Emperor Akihito, the Consul-General of Japan in Toronto Takako Ito conferred the honour […]

Illustration of gender inequality using male and female symbols | 2018-09-07

HR School's research on gender pay gap could guide policy-makers’ equity goals

  The gender pay gap is a complex global issue that has attracted attention in the academic world for decades. In 2018, it made headlines in Hollywood, thereby entering public consciousness in a new and profound way. In Ontario, three decades after pay equity legislation was introduced, the gender pay gap is still wider for […]

Photo of Professor Nirupama Agrawal beside Mount Asa Volcano | 2018-09-04

New textbook examines natural disaster and risk management in Canada

  Disaster and emergency management Professor Nirupama Agrawal’s new book, Natural Disasters and Risk Management in Canada (2018), offers wide-ranging information on a variety of hazards, including both the scientific and social aspects. Professor Nirupama Agrawal at the caldera of the largest active volcano in Japan, Mount Aso. The volcano last erupted in October 2016 launching […]

Photo of Mosaic Institute Award Presentation with Tracey Cobblah and Reeta Roy (right) | 2018-08-30

Business and Society student honoured with Mosaic Institute Award

  The Mosaic Institute’s Muldoon-Mosaic Bursary was awarded to Faculty of Liberal Arts and  Professional Studies student Michelle Tracey N.O. Cobblah, who is majoring in Business and Society. The bursary provides $5,000 per year for four years of undergraduate studies, with a double disbursement of $10,000 in 2018. Michelle Tracey N.O. Cobblah (left) receives the […]