Biographies of Spring 2019 honorary degree recipients

Gregory Scott Belton, businessman and philanthropist Honorary Doctor of Laws Glendon Friday, June 7, 2019, 2:30 p.m. Gregory Belton is Executive Chairman of HUB International Ontario, a global insurance brokerage and Canada’s largest property insurance brokerage firm.  An insurance industry leader who has combined business success with social conscience, Belton graduated with a Bachelor of […]

Media Advisory: TD Bank Group and York University will announce future of University’s TD Engagement Centre in the Jane-Finch Community

TD Bank Group and York University will announce future of University’s TD Engagement Centre in the Jane-Finch Community TORONTO, June 6, 2019 – Community leaders from Black Creek, York University and TD Bank will gather for an announcement at the TD Community Engagement Centre on Monday June 10, 2019. York University President Rhonda L Lenton […]

Are “fun” slogan T-shirts for tween girls limiting their emotions?

York University professor to discuss pressures on girls to show happiness TORONTO, June 5, 2019 – While some admire tween girls wearing T-shirts emblazoned with slogans like “Hey you! Smile” and “When in Doubt, Laugh,” others suggest the T-shirts exemplify the pressure on young girls to limit their real feelings. Natalie Coulter, assistant professor in York […]

Study: Brains of children with epilepsy able to re-map after surgery to retain visual perception

Study co-led by York University researcher makes important discovery about plasticity of children’s brains TORONTO, JUNE 5, 2019 – For children with severe epilepsy, surgery is the last resort used to prevent seizures but the treatment can often come with the risk of both visual and cognitive impairments. Now, a new study funded by the National […]

National Indigenous History Month: Law and justice experts available

Experts to discuss missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry and Aboriginal rights TORONTO, June 3, 2019 – National Indigenous History Month in June is a time to recognize not only the historic contributions of Indigenous peoples, but also the strength of present-day Indigenous communities. The following York University Indigenous experts in Indigenous law and justice are […]

Kinesiology students to help Markham earn ‘Canada’s Most Active Community’ designation

Students to work with adults, elderly and children in Markham to increase physical activity  TORONTO, May 29, 2019 – Undergraduate students from York University’s School of Kinesiology & Health Science are heading to Markham to help the city achieve its goal of becoming ‘Canada’s Most Active Community.’ TheParticipACTION Community Better Challenge calls for all Canadians to […]