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School of Public Policy and Administration keynote speaker and guests at Municipalities of the Future symposium | photo | 2018-04-19

Inaugural Municipalities of the Future symposium convened by the School of Public Policy & Administration

  In early March, the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) hosted its first municipal symposium. “We wanted to highlight the important work that municipalities do and the fast pace of changes and emerging challenges that they have to anticipate and respond to,” said Professor Alena Kimakova, the director of the school, in her […]

Black Panther film billboard photo | 2018-04-16

‘Black Panther’ film plays catalyst to celebrating blackness

  The first Community Conversation of 2018, titled “Black Panther, Celebrating Blackness in the African Diaspora,” celebrated and analyzed black culture around the world by focusing on the $1.2-billion-grossing superhero film. Black Panther is based on the Marvel superhero character from the fictional African nation of Wakanda, but incorporates a mosaic of real cultural elements from […]

Jamil Jivani, grad, author, community activist, lawyer | photo | 2018-04

Inspiring York grad Jamil Jivani releases book, faces unexpected challenges

  Celebrated author, lawyer, community activist and alumni Jamil Jivani has just released his new book, Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity.    Jivani recognized that many of the radicalized individuals who carried out the 2015 Paris terror attacks had much in common with his own past: the communities they grew up […]

Blackboard with "Why do family members migrate" written on it | Filipino curriculum in TCDSB | 2018-04-12

York Professors, Toronto Catholic District School Board teachers launch Filipino curriculum

  A collaborative project between York University and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) to create curriculum content that reflects the cultural identity of Filipino students officially launched in March. York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) faculty associates and TCDSB teachers and staff introduced the final products of the Philippine Arts and Social Sciences […]

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Historian Kheraj in National Post on evolution of resistance to energy megaprojects

  Professor Sean Kheraj provided insights to the history of opposition to pipeline construction in Canada for an article in the National Post. The resistance to major infrastructure projects, including the twinning of the Trans-Mountain Pipeline by US firm Kinder Morgan, is a relatively recent phenomenon, due to the previous absence of public consultation. “Canadians […]

Professor Caroline Shennaz Hossein | photo

Social Scientist Hossein receives Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science’s Early Researcher Award

Social Science professor Caroline Shena Hossein has received funds through the Ontario government’s Early Researcher Awards (ERA) program. The Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science’s Early Researcher Awards program provides funding to new researchers working at publicly funded Ontario research institutions to build a research team. The $140,000 represents the contribution from the Ontario Ministry […]

Photo of late professor Philip Gulliver, Anthropologist and Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus | 2018-04-12

Passings: Anthropologist Philip Gulliver, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus

  Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus Philip Gulliver died recently, and will be remembered by the York University community for his contributions to the Department of Anthropology. Philip Gulliver Gulliver spent 20 years at York, from 1972 to 1992, holding several faculty positions including professor, graduate program director and distinguished research professor. Gulliver was born in […]

Students Tiana Noce and Selina Cozzupoli, 3rd-place winners of Canada's Next Top Ad Exec | photo | 2018-04-04

Students win at Canada’s Next Top Ad Executive competition with experiential learning edge

  Experiential Education is paving the way for School of Administrative Studies (SAS) student success, not just in the classroom, but also with inter-institution collaborative initiatives, careers and external competitions. The first competition of the year was Canada’s Next Top Ad Executive (CNTAE), arguably the country’s most influential competitive experiential program of its kind, running […]

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 […]