Photo of classroom in Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya | 2018-07

Borderless Higher Education for Refugees breaks down barriers

  York University’s Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) project is equipping refugees with new skills. During the Spring 2018 convocation ceremonies at York in June, Dean Ananya Mukherjee-Reed congratulated the 2018 BHER graduates who were celebrating their convocation in their home country. In the article titled York University’s distance-education program breaks barriers for refugees, […]

Photo of Professor Chris Kyriakides | 2018-07-05

Sociology professor analyzes refugees and their relationship with Canada

  Sociology Professor Christopher Kyriakides spoke with the Toronto Star about the bond between refugees, Canada and Canadian's self-image in an article entitled “Expecting gratitude from refugees is about bolstering our own saviour complex.” “Refugee status can become like a straitjacket if people are expected to behave in a way that reinforces the saviour credentials of […]

York’s School of HR Management nets top honours in Canadian HR Reporter Reader’s Choice Awards

  York University’s School of Human Resource Management (HRM) took home top place in the Education categories in the 2018 Canadian HR Reporter Reader’s Choice Awards. About 3,000 readers representing a wide swathe of the HRM profession cast votes.  All four of the School of HRM’s programs were selected as winners in their respective categories, […]

York University conference highlights immigrants’ pathways to resilience

  Twin sisters Lorelei and Rosalind Silverman arrived in Canada from Romania 22 years ago in search of an opportunity to study. Since launching their careers as a neuroscientist and cell biologist, the sisters have been recipients of several awards for their professional achievements and their success settling in Canada. Lorelei and Rosalind Silverman Yet […]

Photo of students and prof from DLLL at Meiju University in Japan | 2018-07-07

York TESOL Students visit Meiji University in Japan

  Students enrolled in York’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate Program spent a week in Japan as part of a teaching practicum in Meiji University’s English language program. Since 2007, this partnership between York and Meiji has given York’s TESOL students the opportunity to gain international English language experience and has […]

Photo montage of Professors McGrath and Saunders, SSHRC Connection Grant recipients | 2018-07-09

Two York professors receive SSHRC Connection grants

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has awarded Connection Grants to York University Professors Susan McGrath and Richard Saunders. The grants, which are valued up to $25,000 each, support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives related to the professors’ research.  “York University is delighted with the success of our […]

Photo of Professor Hédi Bouraoui, recipient of the Order of Canada | 2018-07-05

York faculty member Hédi Bouraoui appointed as Member of the Order of Canada

  Longtime York University faculty member and esteemed poet, novelist and essayist Hédi Bouraoui has been recognized as a Member of the Order of Canada. Bouraoui is among the 105 new appointments to the Order of Canada announced on June 28 by Governor General of Canada Julie Payette. The new member list includes three Companions (C.C.), […]

Photo of computer screen with code | 2018-07-04

Criminologist Tusikov on why the public needs more say on data consultations

The transformative nature of our move to a data-driven economy and society means that any data strategy will have long-lasting effects. That’s why the Canadian government needs to ask the right questions to the right people in its ongoing national consultations. (Shutterstock) by Natasha Tusikov,York University, Canada and Blayne Haggart, Brock University The federal government’s recent announcement […]

Photo of brightly dressed individuals from Refugee Studies website | 2018-06

York researchers partner in $3.5-million refugee study

  Four executive committee members of York University’s Centre for Refugee Studies (CFR) are successful co-applicants and collaborators in the Social Science and Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Grant, titled “Civil society and the global refugee regime: Understanding and enhancing impact through the implementation of global refugee policy.”  The project’s total budget is $3.5 million, […]

Photo of basketball going into hoop with hand by net from Toronto Star Article featuring GSWS Prof Enakshi Dua | 2018-06-22

York professor spotlights inequity and barriers in university sports

  Professor Enakshi Dua spoke on diversity in university sports teams in a Toronto Star article, titled  Are university sports teams dropping the ball on diversity? Dua, from the School of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies, discusses how racialized students often have issues with access to higher education and sports. “Government data shows minority and immigrant […]