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Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Studies screens short film ‘Mar’

  The Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Studies program at York University will screen the short film Mar and host a Q-and-A with the film’s director, Luso-Canadian William Vitória, on Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. in the Nat Taylor Cinema. Mar (the sea) focuses on “saudade,” a feeling of longing and nostalgia for Portugal, which many people […]

Islam an Illustrated Journey

Professor Zulfikar Hirji co-authors book on Islamic history

  Zulfikar Hirji, an associate professor in the Department Anthropology in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University, has co-authored a new accessible and illustrated account of Islamic history. The book provides an introduction to a faith that is practised today by more than one billion people whose traditions and civilizations […]

Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk

School of Public Policy and Administration hosts breakfast with Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk

  The School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA), in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University, hosted its 2018 Ontario Public Service Breakfast on Oct. 2 and featured Ontario’s Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk as the keynote speaker. Auditor General of Ontario Bonnie Lysyk during her address Following the recent change […]

Awards

New Incentive Award motivates students to apply for graduate school scholarships

  York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) has launched the Undergraduate Incentive Award to encourage students to apply to external scholarships for graduate school. Every York University undergraduate student will be granted the $1,000 award if they meet the following criteria: accept and enrol in a graduate program in LA&PS and […]

Beyond Accomodation book cover

New book takes a fascinating look at the lives of Muslim Canadians

  Amélie Barras, an assistant professor in the Department of Social Science in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, has co-authored a new book that focuses on the lives of Muslim Canadians. Alongside colleagues Jennifer Selby (Memorial University) and Lori Beaman (University Ottawa), Barras demonstrates how Canadian Muslims successfully incorporate their religion into […]