Is threatening to use the notwithstanding clause becoming the norm?

TORONTO, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 – On the heels of Ontario’s threat to use the notwithstanding clause, Quebec’s premier-designate François Legault is contemplating invoking it to ban the wearing of religious symbols by people in authority.  Are governments in Canada beginning to ride the wave of populism we have seen in the U.S. and around […]

York U experts available to comment on Canada’s new trade agreement

TORONTO, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 – After months of sometimes tense negotiations, Canada, the United States, and Mexico have announced a tentative new trade deal.  The agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (formerly NAFTA), is an updated trade agreement that includes changes on investment and the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) cars and car parts, the dairy industry, […]

The birds and the bees, and cormorants, find out more at York U’s science talks

Conflict, conservation and declining species, this public talk series looks at the state of some of the most vulnerable animals and what can be done. TORONTO, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 – What do birds, bees, polar bears, primates and even cormorants have in common? The answer has to do with declining and rebounding populations, conservation, […]

York University event to feature experts on Canada’s role in human rights, equity and inclusion

TORONTO, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 – The relationship between populism and human rights, equity and inclusion in Canada will dominate discussions during a two-day event organized by York University’s Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion in partnership with Osgoode Hall Law School, the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies, and the Department […]

York University research helps to inform the design of scientific advisory committees

Safeguarding the legitimacy of scientific advice in an era of “fake news” TORONTO, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 –At a time of “fake news” and a growing mistrust of scientific experts, researchers at York University’s Global Strategy Lab are working to increase the likelihood that policy decisions will be informed by the best available science. Steven J. […]

City built by immigrant workers whose stories are told in new, York U multi-media project

TORONTO, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 – Whether high above the city on steel girders, under the ground digging tunnels, driving dump trucks or pouring concrete foundations, this city was largely built on the backs of immigrant workers. York University post-doctoral visitor Gilberto Fernandes at the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and Department of History has […]

Shopify, York University partner to offer innovative computer science degree program

TORONTO, September 24, 2018 –This fall, York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering is partnering with the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform, Shopify, to bring a new model of experiential learning called Dev Degree, to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) for the first time. The unique program embeds students directly into development teams at Shopify through a […]