York U develops Indigenous Framework, 10 principles to guide future actions

TORONTO, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 – In line with calls for Indigenous initiatives within post-secondary education in Canada, York University now has an Indigenous Framework that sets out 10 guiding principles to advance Indigeneity at the University. The Framework will help answer calls for action and reconciliation as outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission […]

York U bringing together innovators and entrepreneurs in new maker space in Markham

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2017 – York University will officially open its new innovation and entrepreneurship centre, YSpace, in downtown Markham on Monday. YSpace will offer students, members of the community and startups, a large-scale co-working space and a maker space, where they can access training programs for entrepreneurs, connect with other organizations in the community, […]

Canadian author to speak about segregated Indigenous healthcare

In Gary Geddes’ book, the dark past of Indigenous healthcare is revealed TORONTO, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 – Testimony from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission inspired author Gary Geddes to write Medicine Unbundled and will inspire a public conversation at York University. Geddes, an award-winning author and poet from B.C.’s Thetis Island, takes a historical look […]

United Nations training students to fight pollution, climate change at York U

TORONTO, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 – With recent research showing more people die from pollution than infectious diseases, understanding global environmental challenges is increasingly important. York University students will have an opportunity to undergo United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Training on Thursday with a keynote speech by Jamil Ahmad, Deputy Director, United Nations Environment Program […]

York U global health law expert helps inform international Ebola care guidelines

 TORONTO --October 24, 2017 – Steven J. Hoffman, a Professor in the Faculty of Health and Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, and the Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Institute of Population & Public Health, was among 30 world experts who informed newly released medical guidelines for the care of patients with Ebola virus disease. […]