Ada Lovelace – Celebrate women in STEM, create Wikipedia pages at edit-a-thon at York U

TORONTO, October 20, 2017 – The third celebration of International Ada Lovelace Day at York University is a way to recognize the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), but it also highlights how far there is to go. Equity, diversity & inclusivity activist Elly Zupko will talk about her reaction to seeing a […]

York U’s 8th President and Vice-Chancellor formally installed, sets out vision for the future

TORONTO, October 19, 2017 – York University’s eighth President and Vice-Chancellor, Rhonda L. Lenton, was formally installed at a moving ceremony during the first day of York’s Fall Convocation, yesterday. Together with Chancellor Gregory Sorbara and Board of Governors Chair Rick Waugh, President Lenton spoke the solemn oath of office. During her first formal address, […]

Artist, revolutionary and urban gardener discusses how to turn “food prisons into forests” at York U

TORONTO, Thursday, October 20, 2017 – Armed with a shovel, some soil and seeds, Los Angeles activist Ron Finley, self-described “gangsta gardener” for his unexpected tactics, will discuss his mission of turning “food prisons into food forests” at York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies on Oct. 20. Frustrated by his community’s lack of access to […]

York University, Fermilab agree to joint appointment in support of gigantic neutrino experiment

TORONTO, October 17, 2017 – Neutrinos are tiny, abundant particles of matter that pass unnoticed through us and almost always through the Earth, but the full extent of their role in the universe remains a mystery. Neutrinos may hold the key to fundamental questions about the nature of matter, exploding stars and cosmic evolution. Today, […]

York U to confer four honorary degrees at fall convocation

TORONTO, October 17, 2017 ─ Four outstanding individuals will be recognized with honorary degrees at York University's fall convocation ceremonies, taking place Wednesday, Oct. 18 to Friday, Oct. 20. The honorary degrees will mark the contributions of an innovative entrepreneur, a business leader, a social justice activist and a champion of gender equality. Ceremonies on Wednesday and […]