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LA&PS moves online!

  In the past two weeks, LA&PS has migrated from classroom to an online-only format for the first time in our history! Across the Faculty, departments and support services were asked to adapt with short notice, all while keeping students top of mind. Thanks to the hard work of our dedicated staff and faculty, this […]

New study finds higher social capital and trust leads to better COVID-19 response in some U.S. states

  In the United States, those states that are responding more quickly and effectively to the COVID-19 crisis also seem to have higher levels of social capital built up and citizens who trust more in their governments and health agencies, according to new research by York University Assistant Professor of sociology Cary Wu and team. […]

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York students shine at National Japanese Speech Contest

  Three York University students took home prizes at the 31st National Japanese Speech Contest, which was held online for the first time in its history on March 29. The students, each of whom won top prizes in the Ontario Japanese Speech Contest in February, participated in the beginners, intermediate and open categories, comprising three […]

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A letter of thanks to the University community

  The following is a message to the York University community from York President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton and Vice-President Equity, People & Culture Sheila Cote-Meek: Dear Colleagues, We are writing to acknowledge and thank you for the truly exceptional work you continue to do every day in support of York’s academic mission, despite […]

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Provost issues COVID-19 update on summer terms, online learning, graduation and convocation

  York University Provost and Vice-President Academic Lisa Philipps issues the following update to the University: (La version française suit la version anglaise.) In light of the ongoing pandemic situation and in order to allow students to keep progressing in their programs, the University is proceeding with a Summer 2020 term and plans to offer […]

My Secret Life: Politics professor posts prolifically about power pop

  Dennis Pilon is an associate professor in the Department of Politics in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University. He specializes in Canadian and comparative politics with a focus on institutions, electoral institutions, political parties, voting systems, LGBTQ identity and working-class identity. In addition to his academic commitments – including […]

York U professor develops simulation model to help families understand how to 'flatten the curve'

  COVID-19 continues to spread globally and the phrase flatten the curve has now entered our every-day language. To help people better understand the expression, a simple model was developed to depict the rate of infection. Health officials say that flattening the curve will lead to fewer infections and ease the burden on the health […]

LA&PS professor Caroline Shenaz Hossein recognized as 2020 CIES Emerging Scholar

  A distinguished group of review panelists from the Comparative International Education Society (CIES) has recently recognized Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) Professor Caroline Shenaz Hossein as one of four 2020 CIES – African Diaspora Special Interest Group Emerging Scholars. Across its expansive network, CIES contributes to interdisciplinary understanding of education and […]