Andrea O'Reilly

Faculty associations' award recognizes founder of motherhood studies, matricentric feminism

  Andrea O'Reilly, a professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University, used to get a lot of mail. As the founder of the field of motherhood studies more than 20 years ago, aspiring graduate students would often send her letters […]

Carrianne Leung

Carrianne Leung talks about writing friendship and community rather than the 'immigrant story'

  On Feb. 11, the 2019-20 Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series presented author Carrianne Leung, reading from her collection of short stories That Time I Loved You. York University Teaching Assistant Dana Patrascu-Kingsley sent the following report to YFile. Carrianne Leung visited York University on Feb. 11 as part of the Canadian Writers in Person reading series. […]

LA&PS sociology professor contributes to article on COVID-19 outbreak

  Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) Sociology professor S. Harris Ali recently contributed to an article published in The Conversation – looking at the close relationships between urban development and new/re-emerging disease outbreaks such as the ongoing coronavirus. The article, written in collaboration with Faculty of Environmental Studies professor Roger Keil and University of Lincoln […]

Sustainability Seminar Series explores relationships and Indigenous peoples

  In her talk titled “It is all about the relationships,” York professor Ruth Koleszar-Green, will discuss building relationships with Indigenous peoples. Koleszar-Green’s talk is the fourth instalment in the 2019-20 Sustainability Seminar Series. Koleszar-Green is co-chair of the Indigenous Council at York University, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at York […]

McLaughlin College celebrates first-year students with inaugural Freshers Concert

    McLaughlin College celebrated its first-year students with inaugural Freshers Concert on Feb. 6. “Fresher” is a British term for a first-year student and the Fresher’s Concert is one of several new extracurricular initiatives at McLaughlin College created to enhance and to enrich the first-year student experience and college life for all students. The concert […]

Uzma Jalaluddin talks about the first Muslim romance published in Canada

  On Jan. 28, Uzma Jalaluddin came to the Canadian Writers in Person reading series at York University to talk about her novel Ayesha at Last. Jalaluddin told the audience that one of the reasons she wrote Ayesha at Last, a book that is “unapologetically Muslim,” is that she wanted to tell a different Muslim story about love […]

Cross-appointed LA&PS associate professor directs feature-length documentary on queer liberation activism

  For decades, the LGBT2-SQ+ communities have paved the way for wide-ranging dialogues on equality and sexuality through many different political and societal lenses. While the community continues to evolve, the important history of queer activism has often been undervalued, diluted, and in some cases, nearly forgotten. Queer liberation activism is working to change that. […]

Prof. Caroline Shenaz Hossein to lead federal government training on the social economy for racialized Canadians

  For the first time, federal policymakers in the Ministry of Employment and Social Services will take part in a training session led by York University Professor Caroline Shenaz Hossein to learn how to use Black political epistemologies so that funding can better reach Black and racialized women in Canada. Hossein, a professor of business […]

LA&PS Experiential Education Development Fund paves the way for new learning initiatives

  Preparing students for the life beyond the classroom has always been a primary objective for York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS). For this reason, efforts have been made to utilize creative teaching strategies, collaborate with community partners, and create engaging ways for students to gain valuable experiences that will help […]