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Photo of IT Professor Marin Litoiu | 2018-07-16

York IT research program will prepare students for smart infrastructure sector and more

  A new program at York University will train students in leading technologies that enable almost anything with an embedded sensor – from the smallest personal accessory to the largest city infrastructure – to connect to the Internet. Professor Marin Litoiu The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council today announced $1.65 million in funding for […]

Photo of Sociology Professor Bawa and Professor Hadj-Moussa | 2018-07-19

York faculty, students share research at International Sociological Association world congress

  York University researchers will have a prominent presence during the International Sociological Association’s (ISA) world congress. The event runs July 15 to 21 at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto, and attracts more than 5,000 sociologists. It takes place once every four years. This year, the event features a number of contributions from both […]

Photo of PM Trudeau and cabinet colleagues from Conversation article by Robert Drummond | 2018-07-24

Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle patches holes before next election, says Prof Drummond

by Professor Robert Drummond -- appeared in The Conversation, July 19, 2018 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent cabinet shuffle could be considered as minor, because he left many key ministers in place. Chrystia Freeland remains in Foreign Affairs, Bill Morneau in Finance and Jody Wilson-Raybould in Justice, occupying what many regard as the most important […]

Logo of 2017 Vanier Scholarships | 2018-07-19

Celebrating PhD student recipients of prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

  Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies PhD students Leigha Comer and Natasha Henry have been awarded prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, receiving $50,000 annually for up to three years to support their research projects. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences […]

Photo of Professor Andrea Davis | 2018-07-19

York University launches new Black Canadian Studies Certificate

  York University’s new Black Canadian Studies Certificate will launch in September for the upcoming 2018-19 academic year through the Department of Humanities in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Students enrolled in the certificate will study Black Canada through four humanities and fine arts approaches: cultural studies, history, literature and music. In its […]

Photo montage of DARE and student award recipients | 2018-07-12

Undergraduate winners of the 2018 Dean’s Award for Research Excellence announced

  The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) has launched a new initiative, now underway, that provides opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in research projects directly supervised by professors. In this inaugural year, the Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE) was won by 36 student researchers. They will each receive $5,000 and […]

Photo of Professor Denis Pilon

Politics professor explains increased voter turnout at the recent provincial election

  Politics Professor Dennis Pilon discusses  the jump in voter turnout at the 2018 Ontario provincial elections in an article on YorkRegion.com.  On June 7, 2018, voter turnout jumped to 58 per cent compared to 51.3 per cent in the 2014 election. Pilon attributes the increase in voters to residents feeling like their ballot would […]