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York professor launches new Blackness in Canada Policy Networking Conference, Feb. 4 & 5

  York public policy and equity studies Professor Lorne Foster, together with the Institute for Social Research (ISR), are the primary organizers of the new Blackness in Canada Policy Networking Conference. The conference will take place Feb. 4 and 5 in the second floor conference facility in the Second Student Centre at the Keele Campus. Lorne […]

Event: Celebrating new publications from the Department of Social Science

An event hosted by the Department of Social Science at York University will celebrate six recent publications authored by faculty. The celebration will take place Thursday, Jan. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m., in Room 757, South Ross Building, Keele Campus. The new publications featured in this event are: • Financiarisation et élite économique au Québec (Presses de […]

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies DARE program returns for 2020 session

  The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) is inviting faculty members to submit research projects for the 2020 session of the Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE). Now entering its third year, the DARE program underlines the importance of collaboration between undergraduate students and contract faculty, supporting students with a tremendous opportunity to participate […]

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York politics professor delivers presentation at juried workshop on race and bio-medicine beyond the lab

  Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) Associate Professor of politics Karen Bridget Murray was an invited speaker at a juried workshop held on Sept. 26 and 27 at King’s College in London, England. Karen Bridget Murray Murray’s talk, “Epigenetics and Politics: Engaging the Colonial Present,” was part of a two-day interdisciplinary workshop […]

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York delegates to UNFCCC report on climate change negotiations with discussion panels

In December 2019, Idil Boran was in Madrid, Spain at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) leading York University’s largest observer delegation since 2009, when York University was first admitted as an observer organization in time for COP15 in Copenhagen. Idil Boran Boran is an associate professor at York University’s Department of […]

LA&PS Professor Kean Birch makes case for 'firm regulation' of AI in Toronto Star op-ed

  In an op-ed piece published by the Toronto Star on January 13, 2020, LA&PS Professor Kean Birch explores the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) and the need for proactive regulation that explores its potential impacts. Countering the market-based policy of "agile governance" when it comes to the manner in which AI is implemented in […]

LA&PS Professor Natalie Coulter appointed director of IRDL

Professor Natalie Coulter, in the Department of Communication Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), has been appointed the new director of the Institute for Research on Digital Learning (IRDL), an Organized Research Unit (ORU) at York University. Coulter’s appointment went into effect on Jan. 1. The centre has moved this year […]

Research on cloud computing earns award 10 years after publication

  Professor Marin Litoiu, from the School of Information Technology, along with an interdisciplinary group of colleagues, have received the Most Influential Paper award for research on cloud computing that was published 10 years ago. Marin Litoiu The award was announced Nov. 5 during the CASCON x EVOKE 2019 Gala Awards Reception, and recognized a paper that […]