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Japanese Speech Contest Consul-General Kunihiko Tanabe, Andrew Christensen, Professor Takahiko Masuda | photo | 2018-04-04

Students earn prizes at National Japanese Speech Contest

  Two York University students were named second- and third-place winners in their categories after presenting their speeches at the 29th National Japanese Speech Contest, held at the University of Alberta on March 24. Left to right: Consul-General Kunihiko Tanabe, Andrew Christensen, Professor Takahiko Masuda Left to right: Consul-General Kunihiko Tanabe, Gabby Ricker, Professor Takahiko Masuda […]

Study space at York University | photo | 2018-04-02

Two LA&PS researchers earn York Research Chair appointments

  Two emerging and established researchers from the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) will join the York Research Chairs (YRC) program, York University’s internal counterpart to the national Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program, which recognizes outstanding researchers. The newly appointed YRCs belong to the fifth cohort of researchers to be appointed since […]

Professor Caroline Shenaz Hossein receiving a WEB DuBois award | group photo | 2018-04-02

Social science professor wins W.E.B. DuBois Distinguished Book Award

  Professor Caroline Shenaz Hossein, from York University’s Department of Social Science, is a recipient of the 2018 W.E.B. DuBois Distinguished Book Award. The National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) in the U.S. named Hossein the award winner for her book Politicized Microfinance: Money, Power and Violence in the Black Americas (2016) at its 49th […]

QS world rankings graphic 2018 | 2018-03-19

Canada’s Top 5 for many of our programs in newest university rankings

  York University ranks among Canada’s top universities in the arts and humanities, law and legal studies, social sciences, and business management according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject report released Feb. 28. “These rankings are a reflection of York’s success in providing students access to a high-quality, research-intensive learning environment, with […]

Prof Haideh Moghissi in Swedish parliament chamber | photo illustration | 2018-03-22

Swedish parliament invites Professor Emerita Haideh Moghissi to speak at conference

  York University Professor Emerita Haideh Moghissi was invited to share her expertise on the topic of gender equality during a one-day conference held in Stockholm earlier this year. Haideh Moghissi Invited by Sweden’s Social Democrats parliamentary group and the National Association Against Honor Related Violence (GAPF), Moghissi was a plenary speaker during the GAPF […]

Prof Sodhi and student participants from Advertising Unlimited placement experience | group photo | 2018-03-26

Marketing and commerce students gain advertising agency experience

Eleven students from York University’s School of Administrative Studies (SAS) in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) learned first-hand about the inner workings of an advertising agency through Advertising Unlimited, an industry event created by the Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA). The event took place in January, and the participants were either current […]

Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) Bridging Program graduates | 2018-03-22

Internationally educated professionals celebrate their York U certificates

Earlier this month, some 80 recent graduates of York University’s Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) Bridging Program received their certificates during a special ceremony held in the presence of friends and family. The new cohort heard how the program has helped past graduates build successful careers in Canada. The graduates of the IEP Bridging Program on […]

President's Staff Recognition Awards text over fireworks photo | 2018-03-22

Congratulating the nominees and recipients of the President’s Staff Recognition Awards

  As part of York University’s commitment to fostering employee engagement and recognizing excellence, the University celebrates the achievements of its dedicated staff each year through the President’s Staff Recognition Awards. This year, as in previous years, a number of nominations were put forward for these awards. After careful deliberation by selection committees, York University […]

Professor Pat Armstrong: a 2018 WYCA Woman of Distinction (YWCA Photo) | 2018-03-15

Prof. Pat Armstrong among YWCA’s 2018 Women of Distinction

  Professor Pat Armstrong is one of eight women recognized by the YWCA Toronto for her outstanding contributions to and leadership in improving the lives of women. Armstrong, a distinguished research professor of sociology in the Faculty of Liberal Arts &  Professional Studies (LAPS), is a 2018 YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction recipient in the […]

Japanese Speech Contest Winners | group photo | 2018-03-20

York students head to Japanese Speech Contest nationals

  Seven students from York University competed at the 36th Annual Ontario Japanese Speech Contest held at the University of Toronto on March 3, with two students earning first-place titles and heading to the national competition later this month. A total of 39 contestants from institutions across Ontario, including the University of Western Ontario, the […]