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Classical and musical theatre singing will fill York U halls at 2017 Ontario Vocal Showcase

TORONTO, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 – York University will be filled with the sweet sounds of singing this weekend when its School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design hosts the annual 2017 Ontario Vocal Showcase of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). The Showcase is an opportunity for student singers, children and […]

Migrating songbirds can become disoriented after eating insecticide-laden seeds

TORONTO, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 – Songbirds exposed to widely used insecticides during migration pit stops on farmland could lose significant body weight and became disoriented, research by York University and the University of Saskatchewan has found. The researchers exposed white-crowned sparrows on spring migration to realistic doses of two different insecticides – imidacloprid, a […]

Theatre @ York’s new play Post National kicks off a season dedicated to “Worlds of Exile”

TORONTO, Wednesday, Nov.8, 2017 – Theatre @ York launches its 2017-18 season with Post National, a new work devised by students under the mentorship of an international collaboration between UK-based artist Deborah Pearson and Volcano, Toronto’s world renown boundary pushing theatre company. An innovative exploration of Canadian identity and citizenship in an increasingly populist world, Post National previews […]

York U develops Indigenous Framework, 10 principles to guide future actions

TORONTO, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 – In line with calls for Indigenous initiatives within post-secondary education in Canada, York University now has an Indigenous Framework that sets out 10 guiding principles to advance Indigeneity at the University. The Framework will help answer calls for action and reconciliation as outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission […]