York U to recognize 13 outstanding individuals with honorary degrees at spring convocation

TORONTO, June 13, 2016 – Thirteen outstanding individuals will be recognized with honorary degrees at York University’s spring convocation for their significant contributions to society and in their respective fields. The recipients include a native rights activist, food advocate, theatre director, technology innovator and community leader. “This year’s honorary degree recipients have made a remarkable impact […]

Three York U graduate students become prestigious Trudeau Scholars

  York University graduate students Aytak Akbari-Dibavar, Gerard Kennedy and Jesse Thistle have been awarded the Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship, a prestigious award presented by the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation. The three York students are among 15 students across Canada selected by the Foundation to receive the award. “I am so incredibly proud of Aytak, Gerard […]

York University receives $1M gift from Carswell Family Foundation for graduate student scholarships

TORONTO, June 1, 2016 – York University Professor Emeritus Allan Carswell and the Carswell Family Foundation have donated $1 million to fund graduate student scholarships in the University’s Faculty of Science and Lassonde School of Engineering. York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri thanked Professor Emeritus Carswell, and his family for their generous gift, which […]