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York University welcomes $127 million in Ontario government funding for new Markham Centre Campus

TORONTO, June 9, 2017 – Today, York University is celebrating a $127 million commitment by the Ontario government that will enable York to open a Markham Centre Campus in 2021. The provincial government funding, announced this morning by Michael Chan, MPP Markham-Unionville, on behalf of the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, is crucial […]

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 […]

Government strategy on youth homelessness must focus on mental health needs, report says

TORONTO, April 6, 2017 – Governments must focus on the mental health challenges faced by young people in Canada in order to effectively address youth homelessness, says a policy brief released today by researchers and community groups. The report by the  Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, based at York University, and A Way Home Canada, calls […]