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York University Board of Governors approves new Sexual Violence Policy

TORONTO, December 14, 2016 - Universities across Ontario have been rightly seized with the serious issue of addressing the need for improved supports and procedures for survivors of sexual violence. The Ontario government’s bill 132 has guided York University’s efforts in seeking new ways to improve sexual violence education, awareness, reporting, and supports.  Following an extensive […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: York U expert available to comment on managing holiday celebrations for families touched by Alzheimer’s

TORONTO, December 13, 2016 – With all the shopping, meal planning and dinner planning, many families may feel excited about the holidays, but also overwhelmed. For individuals living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, visiting family can make this time challenging and bittersweet, and for their loved ones, the stress of caregiving responsibilities layered with holiday traditions can […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: York U expert available to comment on the impact of the MLS Cup in Canada

  TORONTO, December 7, 2016 – It took just three minutes for the MLS Cup between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders set for BMO field this weekend in Toronto to sell-out its capacity of 36,000 seats. This feat continues the momentum around soccer fever engulfing Canada with Toronto hosting MLS cup and vying to become […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: York U expert available to comment on economic impact of the Grey Cup in Canada

TORONTO, November 23, 2016 – Grey Cup weekend is here and Toronto is the official host of the 104th edition of the Canadian Football League's championship game.  The sporting event is expected to inject millions into the Greater Toronto Area economy this year.  Last year’s hosts, Winnipeg Football Club, reported a $7.1-million net profit from the […]

York U Students, faculty and alumni drive important name change: Bachelor of Administrative Studies officially renamed Bachelor of Commerce

  TORONTO, November 22, 2016 – The Bachelor of Administrative Studies (BAS) degree offered by York University’s School of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LAPS) since the 1970s has been officially renamed as a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree. Students will now be able to receive a BCom degree beginning in 2018. […]