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Photo of people holding phones overhead taking picture of distant Facebook stage | 2018-06-07

YorkU digital culture expert analyzes Facebook’s dating service in wake of privacy scandal

  Sociology Professor Fuyuki Kurasawa, an expert in social media and digital culture, spoke to the CBC about Facebook’s plans to launch a dating app. This news was surprising due to the backlash that the social media company has received in light of privacy issues, such as the  . The timing seems like "a very odd […]

Photo of workers in a field, from UN ILO report, informed by Lipsig-Mumme research | 2018-06-07

York research informs UN International Labour Organization’s flagship report

  Data from a York University research project was used by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) to inform its flagship report “World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs,” which was released in May 2018. In its report, the ILO draws on the research from York’s Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to […]

Photo of four YouthREX Ontario Election Town Hall bloggers | 2018-06-06

YouthREX student bloggers speak up ahead of provincial election

  Young people care about Ontario politics – that’s the message students from Liberal Arts and Professional Studies are sharing ahead of Thursday’s provincial election. On May 7, 2018, four undergraduate research assistants from the Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX) housed in York University’s School of Social Work attended a youth-focused town hall hosted […]

Photo of hand and partially obstructed face of D. Ford | 2018-06-01

This is what could happen after Ontario goes to the polls, says York Politics Prof Drummond

  by Robert Drummond, York University, Canada Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne, left, shakes hands with Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, right, behind Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford at the end of the third and final televised debate of the Ontario election campaign on May 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn   Late Thursday […]

Photo of Professor Bernard Lightman | 2018-06-04

2018 Distinguished Research Professorship honours Bernard Lightman

  York University will honour a Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies professor for his outstanding research contributions to the University with a 2018 Distinguished Research Professorship. The title is given to active members of the academy in recognition of their scholarly achievements in research. Bernard Lightman, Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts and […]

Historical illustration of Horse Epizootic from 1872 | 2018-06-04

York historian gallops through untold story of Toronto horses and the Great Epizootic

  It is a little-known fact that Toronto served as the origin point of the most explosive outbreak of a horse disease ever recorded. York history Professor Sean Kheraj has published new research on this extraordinary and unknown history. “The Great Epizootic of 1872-73: Networks of Animal Disease in North American Urban Environments,” published in […]

Photo of Professor Natasha Tusikov | 2018-06-01

Social science professor awarded global cooperation research fellowship

  Natasha Tusikov York University Professor Natasha Tusikov, in the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, has been awarded a three-month research fellowship at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany from May to July 2019. The Centre for Global Cooperation Research […]

Archival photo of pipeline installation in Canada | 2018-05-30

Historian Kheraj tells the complicated history of building pipelines in Canada

A aerial view of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain tank farm is pictured in Burnaby, B.C. The federal government is buying Trans Mountain and all of Kinder Morgan Canada’s core assets. Opposition to pipeline construction in Canada has transformed over the decades, shifting from being a local issue to one of global concerns. THE CANADIAN PRESS […]

Photo of Prof Ruth Koloszar-Green | 2018-05-30

2018 President’s University-Wide Teaching Award to Social Work Professor Koleszar-Green

  Outstanding faculty members who have demonstrated innovative approaches to teaching will be honoured during the 2018 Spring Convocation Ceremonies with the President’s University-Wide Teaching Awards.  Recipients were selected by the Senate Committee on Awards for their imaginative and significant contributions to enhancing the quality of learning for students enrolled at York University. “We are […]

Photo of Prof Sheila Cavanagh | 2018-05-27

Sociology professor praises public washroom access as step in the right direction

  York University sociology Professor Sheila Cavanagh spoke to CBC News on the importance of public washroom access in Toronto. Cavanagh praises Starbucks’s initiative to officially open their bathrooms to the public, including non-paying individuals. “Everyone should be able to access a public bathroom in a public space,” says Cavanagh. “This is definitely a positive […]