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 […]

York University appoints internationally renowned global health scholars

TORONTO, June 1, 2017 – As Canada’s progressive university, a York University education shapes the global perspective, and embraces innovation in teaching, learning, and research. York University’s Faculty of Health has announced two important appointments, both demonstrating momentum in one of the University’s emerging areas of academic and research excellence: global health. Dr. James Orbinski […]

York U hosts special Canadian citizenship ceremony

TORONTO, May 31, 2017 – As part of Canada’s 150th national birthday celebrations, York University yesterday welcomed Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) for a special citizenship ceremony for 40 new citizens. The day included roundtable discussions on what it means to be Canadian, with a special guest host: […]

Media Advisory: Conference To Feature Experts in Muscle Health

TORONTO, May 25, 2017 – From bone marrow to skeletal muscle and the role muscle mechanics plays in disease, the 8th annual Muscle Health Research Centre’s (MHRC) Muscle Health Awareness Day (MHAD8) will bring together leading experts in skeletal and cardiac muscle, metabolism, biomechanics and tissue engineering on Friday, May 26, 2017. The day-long conference, hosted […]