York Media Relations http://news.yorku.ca Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:32:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 York University is one Canada’s Greenest Employers for sixth consecutive time http://news.yorku.ca/2018/04/19/york-university-is-one-canadas-greenest-employers-for-sixth-consecutive-time/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:32:17 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12047 TORONTO, Thursday, April 19, 2018 – How does an institution like York University become one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the sixth consecutive time? By reducing annual electrical consumption by 34,730,786 kWh, saving $5M in utilities every year, and recycling 3,705,780 kg of waste, for starters. In the 11 years since the Canada’s Greenest Employers […]

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York U researchers map vital organizations for global health challenges http://news.yorku.ca/2018/04/19/york-u-researchers-map-vital-organizations-for-global-health-challenges/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:07:45 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12042 TORONTO, April 19, 2018 – Researchers at York University have identified the most important organizations around the world that contribute to health and would need to be mobilized quickly in the event of an international health emergency like a pandemic. Using internet-based algorithms, researchers at the university mapped the global health system, developing the most […]

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Active young adults with Type 1 diabetes have muscle complications: Study http://news.yorku.ca/2018/04/18/active-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-have-muscle-complications-study/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:37:17 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12030  Changes in muscles could impair ability to manage blood sugar  Toronto, ON, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – A new study from McMaster and York universities has found that poor muscle health may be a complication of Type 1 diabetes, even among active twenty-somethings. The research team analyzed muscle biopsies of young adults with and without […]

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York hosts provincial Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition http://news.yorku.ca/2018/04/18/york-hosts-provincial-three-minute-thesis-3mt-competition/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:20:08 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12024 TORONTO, April 18, 2018 – In an event that conjures up visions of the ‘Dragon’s Den', 20 doctoral and master’s degree students from across Ontario will have three minutes to pitch their research to four industry leaders. Students will travel to York University on April 19 for the provincial finals of the Three Minute Thesis […]

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York U to calculate progress on key UN Sustainable Development Goals http://news.yorku.ca/2018/04/17/york-u-to-calculate-progress-on-key-un-sustainable-development-goals/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:07:44 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12010 TORONTO, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – York University will lead an international research collaboration to calculate how well countries are managing their natural resources and meeting their United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The University has been chosen by California- and Switzerland-based non-profit Global Footprint Network to produce its National Footprint Accounts. These accounts show each […]

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York U students’ Indigenous Friends App set to expand social network for Indigenous students http://news.yorku.ca/2018/04/16/york-u-students-indigenous-friends-app-set-to-expand-social-network-for-indigenous-students/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:30:44 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11999 TORONTO, Monday, April 16, 2018 – An app designed by York University students to connect and support Indigenous youth will be deployed in several colleges and universities over the next three years through a Youth Opportunities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Hon. Michael J. Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, announced […]

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Osgoode Investor Protection Clinic receives $80,000 court-directed award http://news.yorku.ca/2018/04/09/osgoode-investor-protection-clinic-receives-80000-court-directed-award/ Mon, 09 Apr 2018 15:50:33 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11989 TORONTO, Monday, April 9, 2018 – The Investor Protection Clinic at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School is the recipient of an $80,000 cy-près award from a class action settlement. The award will assist with the ongoing operation of the community clinic including the hiring of four Osgoode students to work part-time at the clinic […]

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Osgoode Hall Law School adopts new Indigenous and Aboriginal Law Requirement http://news.yorku.ca/2018/04/06/osgoode-hall-law-school-adopts-new-indigenous-and-aboriginal-law-requirement/ Fri, 06 Apr 2018 18:54:08 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11987  A genuine watershed moment,” says Dean TORONTO, April 6, 2018 – York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School will introduce an Indigenous and Aboriginal Law Requirement in its Juris Doctor (JD) degree program starting this September. The new degree requirement is aligned with Osgoode’s commitment to reconciliation, one of five priorities outlined in the Access Osgoode […]

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Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin to address Osgoode Constitutional Cases Conference http://news.yorku.ca/2018/04/03/11981/ Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:27:34 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11981 TORONTO, Tuesday, April 3, 2018 – Retired Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin will deliver the 2018 Laskin Lecture Friday at 1:30pm at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University’s 2018 Constitutional Cases Conference. The topic of her lecture, which is hosted by the York Centre for Public Policy and Law, is "The […]

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York University statement about City of Toronto water bill dispute http://news.yorku.ca/2018/03/23/york-university-statement-about-city-of-toronto-water-bill-dispute/ Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:22:54 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11978 York University has paid its City of Toronto water bill and continues to pay its City of Toronto water bill. Several years ago, York noticed a significant and unexplained increase in its water bills. While the amount was reduced in discussions with the City, there continue to be outstanding issues related to calculation of amounts […]

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York U’s Lassonde School of Engineering to host FIRST Robotics Canada competition http://news.yorku.ca/2018/03/22/york-us-lassonde-school-of-engineering-to-host-first-robotics-canada-competition/ Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:55:31 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11971 TORONTO, March 22, 2018 –In a battle of the ‘robots’, York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering will host over 30 teams of high school students from across the GTA and their 120-pound robots for the FIRST Robotics Competition 2018 on March 24 - 25. This year’s game, FIRST POWERUP, is presented by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition […]

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Global rise of populism will be focus of York University’s Glendon debate http://news.yorku.ca/2018/03/21/global-rise-of-populism-will-be-focus-of-york-universitys-glendon-debate/ Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:40:38 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11958 TORONTO, March 21, 2018 – York University is hosting Global Populism: Political, Economic and Social Implications as part of its Glendon Global Debates series, on Thursday, March 22 at the Centre of Excellence, Glendon Campus. Experts will debate the rise of populism that has rattled the political establishment in recent years, and examine possible causes. […]

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York U experts available to discuss shape of our water for World Water Day http://news.yorku.ca/2018/03/20/york-u-experts-available-to-discuss-shape-of-our-water-for-world-water-day/ Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:30:05 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11950 TORONTO, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – About 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water that is essential to life. York University experts are available to discuss the importance of water and how we can preserve it this World Water Day (March 22), the theme for which is “nature for water.” York […]

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York U expert can discuss Stephen Hawking’s legacy and impact on world http://news.yorku.ca/2018/03/14/york-u-expert-can-discuss-stephen-hawkings-legacy-and-impact-on-world/ Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:13:11 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11942 TORONTO, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – The brilliant mind of, arguably, the world’s most famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, has left some of his most pressing questions unanswered, but his legacy will live on. He has become a mythical figure, a hero, a beautiful mind. Héléne Mialet of York University’s Faculty of Science, has written extensively […]

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International Women's Day: experts available to discuss advancing research in women’s health http://news.yorku.ca/2018/03/07/international-womens-day-experts-available-to-discuss-advancing-research-in-womens-health/ Wed, 07 Mar 2018 20:45:53 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11933 York U experts available to discuss advancing research in women’s health TORONTO, March 7, 2018 –This year’s theme for International Women’s Day, #PressForProgress is fueled by movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp. At this important time in our history, there is even more momentum globally to strive for parity across all sectors, including health. York […]

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York University celebrates graduation of Internationally Educated Professionals from bridging program http://news.yorku.ca/2018/03/07/york-university-celebrates-graduation-of-internationally-educated-professionals-from-bridging-program/ Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:42:26 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11925 TORONTO, March 7, 2018 – York University is hosting a celebratory reception this evening in honour of the recent graduates of the Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) Bridging Program, preceded by a certificate presentation ceremony at 7pm, at the Keele Campus. Friends and family of the more than 70 recipients will witness them receive their certificates […]

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Keeping family law disputes out of court yields better results at less cost, study finds http://news.yorku.ca/2018/03/07/keeping-family-law-disputes-out-of-court-yields-better-results-at-less-cost-study-finds/ Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:55:27 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11921 Most lawyers and clients prefer to resolve family law disputes through collaboration rather than in court, and collaboration is less expensive than litigation, a new study shows. The study, by the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family (CRILF) based at the University of Calgary and the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ) based […]

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York University hosts The REDress Project special events in support of Indigenous women, girls, trans and two-spirit persons http://news.yorku.ca/2018/03/06/york-university-hosts-redress-project-special-events-support-indigenous-women-girls-trans-two-spirit-persons/ Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:44:09 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11916 TORONTO, March 6, 2018 – York University hosts special events throughout this week to mark the arrival of The REDress Project to its Keele and Glendon campuses, and to create an open discussion about the gendered and racialized nature of oppression of Indigenous peoples since colonization. Led by Kanisha Brown-Bear of the Indigenous Students Association […]

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CUPE 3903 REJECTS SECTOR LEADING OFFER, UNIVERSITY REMAINS OPEN http://news.yorku.ca/2018/03/03/cupe-3903-rejects-sector-leading-offer-university-remains-open/ Sat, 03 Mar 2018 16:16:23 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11912 TORONTO, March 3, 2018 –  Nothing is more important to York University than our students and their success. Yesterday, after six months of negotiations, CUPE 3903 representing graduate assistants, teaching assistants and contract faculty, announced that it has formally rejected the University’s final offer of March 1 and determined they will go on strike as […]

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New building at York University will help to meet growing demand for Continuing Studies http://news.yorku.ca/2018/02/28/new-building-york-university-will-help-meet-growing-demand-continuing-studies/ Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:40:13 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11905 TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2018 ─ York University will add a new School of Continuing Studies building to its Keele campus to accommodate significant growth and support the creation of even more innovative programs for recent graduates, working professionals, international students and new Canadians in the future. The University’s Board of Governors on Tuesday approved a […]

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