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Photo of School of Public Policy and Administration Spring Event | 2018-05-14

School of Public Policy and Administration spring event focuses on policy priorities in support of children and youth

  Irwin Elman, Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth of Ontario, speaks to the importance of having a voice As part of its outreach and celebration of public service, the School of Public Policy & Administration (SPPA) at York University hosted its annual spring reception on March 27. The event was held at Queen’s Park. […]

Profs Ethel Tungohan and Regina Rini, new Canada Research Chairs | composite photo | 2018-05-06

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies gains two new Canada Research Chairs

  Canada Research Chair appointments in York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) include Professors Regina Rini and Ethel Tungohan. The Government of Canada announced new Canada Research Chair recipients on May 3. Researchers at post-secondary institutions across Canada will receive $158.7 million in funding under the CRC program; for each Tier […]

Conjugal Slavery in War Project with Prof Rivas 2017-05-03

Landmark project brings to light crimes against humanity in African war zones

  For seven years, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Professor Annie Bunting has been working on a ground-breaking project, “Conjugal Slavery in War (CSiW): Partnerships for the study of enslavement, marriage and masculinities.” This venture seeks to document cases of forced marriage in conflict situations in Africa, to place this data in historical […]

Prisoner with orange jumpsuit, chain-belt and handcuff | photo | 2018-05-03

Prof. Julia Creet questions public privacy after genealogy cracks the Golden State Killer case

  English Professor Julia Creet explains in The Conversation how police used a public genealogy database to solve the decades old Golden State Killer case. The Golden State Killer is a California serial murderer and rapist. Detectives used the genetic database called GEDmatch to find the accused Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, whom they suspect to […]

Ploughed field and farm equipment | photo | 2018-04-30

The Economist features York prof who shows geography is not destiny in agricultural productivity

  Economics Professor Tasso Adamopoulos has co-authored a working paper with Diego Restuccia that tries to understand why agricultural productivity is low in the developing world. The research caught the attention of The Economist, which recently featured it. Adamopoulos’ team accessed records from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, analyzing high resolution spatial […]

Greektown on the Danforth poster on hydro pole in east-end Toronto | 2018-04-30

Inaugural Greek Canadian Studies conference brings together broad perspectives

  An inaugural conference on Greek Canadian Studies will take place at York University and will feature academics, writers and a film producer who will share their perspectives on Greek Canada. The York University Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair in Modern Greek History and Hellenic Studies and the Greek Canadian History Project will host the Greek […]