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 […]

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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  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 […]

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 […]