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York University welcomes SSHRC funding for major project on urbanization and gender in the global south

TORONTO, November 17, 2017 ─ An international project led by York University Professor Linda Peake has been awarded $2.5 million in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to research how rapid urbanization is affecting the lives of women living in poverty and to inform public debate about sustainable and democratic urban change. […]

York U Nursing Expert Available for Interviews on Change Day Ontario

TORONTO, Thursday, November 16, 2017- Change Day is a grassroots movement that is being adopted around the world to improve quality compassionate care and has been designed to empower people within the health system to make positive changes through making pledges and taking actions, big or small, to improve care. Claire Mallette, associate professor at […]

From tea to 3D, York University opens YSpace, a new innovation hub in Markham

MARKHAM, Monday, November 6, 2017 – Today, York University announced the official opening of YSpace, its new innovation and entrepreneurship centre in Markham aimed at helping budding entrepreneurs turn bright ideas into action. York University’s President Rhonda Lenton was joined by Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti and International Trade Minister Michael Chan (MPP Markham-Unionville) to mark […]

York U bringing together innovators and entrepreneurs in new maker space in Markham

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2017 – York University will officially open its new innovation and entrepreneurship centre, YSpace, in downtown Markham on Monday. YSpace will offer students, members of the community and startups, a large-scale co-working space and a maker space, where they can access training programs for entrepreneurs, connect with other organizations in the community, […]

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 […]

York University ensures access to teacher education for college tech graduates

TORONTO, October 12, 2017 ─ York University has signed agreements with seven Ontario colleges to enable college graduates trained in technology-related fields to earn teaching degrees at York. The pathway agreements allow college students with work experience and three-year advanced diplomas in programs ranging from animation to industrial design to enter York’s Consecutive Bachelor of […]