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Storm simulation event to reveal real-life roles for youths in disaster risk management

TORONTO, March 6, 2017 − When the town of “Resilientville” floods on Wednesday afternoon, young people from across Toronto will be on hand to help. By role-playing in simulations of severe flooding events, they will explore how Canadians can better prepare for major storms as Canada’s climate warms. They will also demonstrate how young people […]

Osgoode students participating in “Hackathon” designed to improve access to justice

  TORONTO, February 1, 2017 – Students, legal professionals, computer programmers, computer scientists, software developers, members of the public and professionals of various disciplines will come together Feb. 3 and 4 for a two-day “hackathon” designed to create technology applications that will improve access to justice. HackJustice, which is organized by the Winkler Institute for […]

Media Advisory: Trump administration’s impact in Canada and abroad focus of Glendon Campus panel

TORONTO, January 25, 2017 – York University’s Glendon Campus will host a Thursday evening panel discussion on the implications of the new Trump administration for Canada and the world. The panel of speakers will include: Juan Alsace, U.S. Consul General in Toronto Joan Ablett, consultant, Ablett Communications Miloud Chennoufi, Chair, Department of Security and International Affairs, […]

Justice for victims of forced marriage in war to be focus of international meeting at York University

Forced “marriage” and sexual slavery in war lead to a variety of devastating but different outcomes for their victims. For this reason, many victims require reparations tailored to their specific needs and those of their children, according to an international group of researchers and activists meeting at York University next week. The Conjugal Slavery in […]

Bilingual citizenship ceremony at Glendon College a lesson in real-life experiences of new Canadians

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2016 − Students taking a course on Canadian citizenship at York University’s Glendon College will be given a unique experiential education opportunity on Thursday, as they meet with about 50 new Canadians an hour before they officially receive their Canadian citizenship. The bilingual citizenship ceremony, organized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, […]

Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson to open symposium on international refugees

The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson will deliver the keynote address during a symposium at York University on Monday, October 17, focused on creative responses to the large-scale, forced displacement of people in many parts of the world. The Re-imagining Refuge event is part of a Universities Canada speaker’s series called Mindshare: Inspired thinking for real […]