Breaking barriers: Canadian senator to lead discussion on women in STEM

TORONTO, October 24, 2019 – When Rosa Galvez entered the field of environmental engineering, girls and women weren’t always encouraged to consider STEM professions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Rosa Galvez is now an Independent senator for Quebec and a leading expert on the effects of pollution on human health. She will join York […]

York University to host event honouring winners of Canadian Jewish Literary Awards

TORONTO, October 24, 2019 – Eight outstanding books have been chosen for this year’s Canadian Jewish Literary Awards. Creators of these works will be honoured at a presentation ceremony hosted by York University on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. The free public event will be a venue to meet the winning authors, including Professor Emeritus Michael […]

Investing in justice saves more money than it costs: report

TORONTO, October 17, 2019 — A new report published today by the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ), a research organization based at Osgoode Hall Law School, provides extensive evidence that spending money on justice services and programs results in financial returns that far outweigh the cost of the investments. The Investing in Justice report […]

Federal Election: Health, Environment and Education Experts Available

TORONTO, October 16, 2019 – A universal national pharmacare program, a single-use plastic ban, and increased education spending are just some of the promises being made by federal party leaders in their platforms. York University experts on health, environment and education are available to discuss key election issues including: What it would take to create […]

York University to recognize four leaders with honorary degrees during Fall Convocation

TORONTO, October 15, 2019 – York University will award honorary degrees at Fall Convocation to four remarkable individuals whose talent and hard work have enriched the arts, business, media, the environment and the field of human rights advocacy. “These four individuals each have found success in very different fields, possess unique gifts and have developed […]

Hundreds of high school students to learn how to change their world

York University to host one of Canada’s largest youth environmental conferences TORONTO, October 15, 2019 – A love affair with big, gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs has meant Canadians drive the worst climate polluting vehicles in the world. In Ontario, transportation is the number one source of climate pollution, says Dianne Saxe. One of Canada’s most […]

Paying the bills or not? Affordability is key issue in federal election campaign

York University experts available to discuss top election issues TORONTO, October 10, 2019 – Money worries and economic pessimism are on the minds of Canadian voters who have made this a dominant theme of the federal election campaign. York University experts are available to discuss the election campaign’s key issue of affordability and economic insecurity, […]