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Helping historians unlock treasures in billions of archived web pages

TORONTO, June 29, 2017 − The University of Waterloo and York University have been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to make petabytes of historical internet content accessible to scholars and others interested in researching the recent past. The grant, valued at $610,625, supports Archives Unleashed, a project that will develop web […]

York U to confer honorary degrees on 12 remarkable Canadians at spring convocation

TORONTO, June 8, 2017 – York University will recognize the tremendous contributions of a dozen community and business leaders including Canada’s Governor General, a judge, journalists and scholars at this year’s spring convocation ceremonies. An inspiring Canadian athlete will also be recognized with an honorary degree. “This year’s honorary degree recipients truly are a remarkable […]

York University mourns former Chancellor, esteemed philanthropist Avie Bennett

On behalf of York University, I would like to express my deepest condolences on the loss of Avie Bennett, former Chancellor of York University, and esteemed philanthropist, business person, and publisher. As Chancellor, and as an individual, his commitment to excellence, improved access to post-secondary education, and social responsibility were unwavering.  He also had an […]

2017 Ontario Climate Symposium: The Next 150 Years

Toronto, May 11, 2017 – Canada’s 150th celebration is a fitting backdrop for discussing pathways towards low-carbon and climate-resilient communities in Ontario over the next century and beyond. The Ontario Climate Symposium entitled “Just Transformations – The Next 150,” is the premier forum for such discussions. Featuring more than 70 leading thinkers, change-makers and disruptors […]