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York U philosophy professor discusses video manipulation.

  In a MacLean’s article entitled ‘Fake video is a big problem. And it’s only going to get worse’, Philosophy professor Regina Rini explains why innovations in video manipulation techniques- and their availability in off-the-shelf programs that will soon be accessible to the public—are concerning. With technology improving each year, anyone can contribute to the […]

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Seminar explores women’s resistance to violence in Brazil

  The Centre for Feminist Research (CFR) and the Centre for Research on Latin America & the Caribbean (CERLAC) will present a special seminar titled “Women’s Resistance to Violence in Brazil” by CFR visiting graduate students Vinícius Santiago and Laura Martello. The seminar, which will be chaired by York University Professor Anna Agathengelou, will take […]

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New video explores the importance of understanding the land acknowledgement

  What is the land acknowledgement? Why is it important and what does it mean? These questions are at the heart of a new video produced through a collaborative effort involving the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services (CASS) at York University; Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Deborah McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice; School […]

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Passings: Professor Emerita Palomba Yashinsky

  Department of French Studies Professor Emerita Palomba Yashinsky arrived at York University in 1968. Yashinsky, who continued to teach after her retirement, died on Jan. 7 at the age of 89. At York University, Yashinsky taught 19th-century French literature. She loved to combine painting with literature. She wrote poetry, drew and painted herself. For […]

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McLaughlin Lunch Talks feature guest speakers, Robbie Burns celebration for January

  January will feature several guest speakers and the 27th annual Robbie Burns Night as part of the popular McLaughlin College Lunch Talks series. The series runs out of the Senior Common Room in 140 McLaughlin College. Jan. 22 – Considering the Ethical Complexities of People with Dementia and Sexual Consent Andria Bianchi, a bioethicist […]

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Michael Redhill to deliver talk at Jan. 15 Canadian Writers in Person lecture

  The Scotiabank Giller Prize winner of 2017, Michael Redhill, will be the guest at the Canadian Writers in Person lecture on Jan. 15, when the popular series resumes its 20th season. Redhill, a novelist, poet and playwright, earned the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel Bellevue Square, a darkly comic literary thriller set in Toronto […]

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Don’t Touch That Dial

  An award-winning exhibition (and book) broadcasts the latest on Canadian community radio. A large 1930s-era radio – the kind that looks more antique furniture than electronica – occupies what little floor space is left over from the piles of books and other scholarly paraphernalia crowding Anne MacLennan’s tiny office on Keele Campus. The square wooden […]

Year in Research: 2018

2018 was an exciting and productive year for the LA&PS research community! Our faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students have been recognized for research excellence with many prestigious local, national and international awards, honours, prizes and grants. Likewise, faculty members across all areas of LA&PS are undertaking a range of cutting-edge individual and collaborative research […]

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York University strengthens commitment to Black studies with new programs

  York University has launched five new programs and research initiatives that reinforce its dedication to Black studies in Canada. Professors Andrea Davis and Christina Sharpe, from the Department of Humanities These programs and initiatives include the Black Canadian Studies Certificate; the Black Studies & Theories of Race & Racism graduate stream in the Graduate […]