New report will reveal serious challenges faced by LGBT refugees

The challenges of leaving home and seeking asylum in Canada are compounded for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans refugees by the requirement to prove their sexual orientation or gender identity within the drastically shortened timelines for refugee determination, according to a new report that will be released on Tuesday. Envisioning LGBT Refugee Rights in Canada: […]

York researchers receive more than $8.9 million in SSHRC funding

Researchers at York University have been awarded more than $8.9 million in funding from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Two York professors have received more than $4.5 million in funding over seven years through the SSHRC Partnership Grants program. Jennifer Jenson, professor in the Faculty of Education, will receive $2,498,116 to […]

Royal Society of Canada elects five York U profs

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has elected five York University professors into its ranks. Professor Marie-Christine Pioffet, Department of French Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS); Professor Seth Feldman, Department of Cinema & Media Studies, School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design; Professor Emeritus Peter Victor, Faculty of Environmental Studies; Professor Leah Vosko, Department […]

Researcher to explore new careers among older adults

A new study will examine how Canadians in their 50s, 60s and 70s are seeking out second and third careers as “retirement” is redefined. The project, led by York University Assistant Professor Suzanne Cook, will also look at how career professionals can best assist older adults in their career development. Research indicates a trend towards […]