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History and politics professors launch new books on Canadian Confederation

  York University’s history and politics professors continue to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial with the launch of two edited collections featuring Confederation scholarship. These collections were completed as part of an array of projects to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, projects that were executed under the leadership of history Professor David Koffman, with support from his colleagues, […]


Two exceptional leaders to receive honorary degrees at LA&PS Fall Convocation ceremonies

  Two of the five outstanding individuals who will receive honorary degrees from York University during Fall Convocation 2018 will speak to students during the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&ampPS) ceremonies. All the honorary doctorate recipients have devoted their lives and careers to the service of community, education, public service and business. […]

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LA&PS celebrates Dean’s Award for Research Excellence winners

  The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) 2018 Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE) winners showcased their summer research projects at the DARE Poster Session on Sept. 20 in York University’s Second Student Centre. Attended by an audience of their peers, parents, faculty members and staff, the undergraduate student awardees delivered short […]


Prof. Ali Asgary publishes book on complexity of population displacement

  A new book edited by York University Professor Ali Asgary examines the complexity of population displacement. Resettlement Challenges for Displaced Populations and Refugees seeks to better understand population displacement challenges and the role that reconstruction, recovery knowledge and practice play. Ali Asgary According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the total number of people […]

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Hate crime book says legal, policy deliberation is microcosm for larger debate

  Hate crime laws in Canada are distressing, highly charged and complicated. Under the hate propaganda sections of the Criminal Code of Canada (Sections 318 to 320), it is illegal to advocate genocide and publicly incite hatred directed against “any section of the public distinguished by colour, race, religion, ethnic origin or sexual orientation, gender […]