York U disaster management and engineering experts available to discuss Hurricane Harvey

University experts can discuss the storm’s impact including flooding-related issues, evacuation, disaster and risk management related to Houston TORONTO, August 29, 2017─ The damage by Hurricane Harvey continues to grow as Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, continues to receive more rain this week. Harvey has unloaded trillions of gallons of water […]

StudentDwellTO: York, U of T, OCAD U, Ryerson students and faculty take on affordable housing in massive joint research project

TORONTO, August 29, 2017 ─ The presidents of Toronto’s four universities – York University, the University of Toronto, OCAD University, and Ryerson University – have teamed up for a new initiative called StudentDwellTO to tackle one of the biggest issues facing post-secondary students in the Greater Toronto area: affordable housing. The initiative brings together nearly […]

York University committed to collaboration to expand French language post-secondary education in Ontario

TORONTO, Aug. 28 2017 – York University welcomes the focus of a report by the Planning Board for a French-language University which recommends further development of French language post-secondary education in Ontario. York has served the demand for post-secondary French education in central and southwestern Ontario for more than 50 years at its French and […]

York U education report recommends race-related data collection, transparency

TORONTO, Wednesday, August 23, 2017 – Student demographic data collected by the Ontario Ministry of Education should be leveraged to enhance student success through equity measures, a new report out of York University suggests. The report, commissioned by the Ontario Ministry of Education and co-authored by Professor Carl James, recommends that race-related data be collected […]

York U Summer Institute to explore education, diversity and social outcomes at Canada 150

TORONTO, August 22, 2017 – York University is hosting the Faculty of Education Summer Institute (FESI) 2017 themed “Relationships to Canada 150: Paradoxes, Contradictions and Questions” on August 23 and 24 at the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building in York’s Keele Campus. Educators, teacher candidates, parents and community members attending the two-day conference will engage in […]

Incoming York U students to receive Schulich Leader Scholarships

TORONTO, August 22, 2017 ─ Two students will begin their studies at York University this fall with prestigious Schulich Leader scholarships, awarded annually to encourage promising scholars who are also active in their communities to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Nathan Stachow, recipient of a $100,000 Schulich Leader scholarship, will attend York’s […]