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Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson to open symposium on international refugees

The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson will deliver the keynote address during a symposium at York University on Monday, October 17, focused on creative responses to the large-scale, forced displacement of people in many parts of the world. The Re-imagining Refuge event is part of a Universities Canada speaker’s series called Mindshare: Inspired thinking for real […]

Role of art in civic engagement and urban renewal focus of Media Architecture summit

International artists and designers, architects, scholars, and representatives from the cultural sector and industry will meet in advance of Nuit Blanche this week to discuss how public art and creative use of digital media can re-animate urban space. Media Architecture Summit 2016, organized by Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts & Technologies in York University’s School […]

York U celebrates launch of OSIRIS-REx mission

TORONTO, Sept. 6 – York University, the lead university for Canada’s instrument contribution to NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, will celebrate the mission’s launch to the asteroid Bennu on Thursday, Sept. 8. Along with first-year York U space science and engineering students, undergraduate and graduate students involved in space research at the Lassonde School of Engineering will […]

York U to unveil Inuit sculpture to celebrate National Aboriginal Day

TORONTO, June 20, 2016 — Nearly a year after commissioning the carving of a 26-tonne granite boulder into an Inuit soccer player, York University is unveiling the sculpture at 1pm on June 21, marking National Aboriginal Day. The monumental sculpture, Ahqahizu, was created by Inuit carvers Ruben Komangapik and Koomuatuk (Kuzy) Curley with a team […]

York U to recognize 13 outstanding individuals with honorary degrees at spring convocation

TORONTO, June 13, 2016 – Thirteen outstanding individuals will be recognized with honorary degrees at York University’s spring convocation for their significant contributions to society and in their respective fields. The recipients include a native rights activist, food advocate, theatre director, technology innovator and community leader. “This year’s honorary degree recipients have made a remarkable impact […]

York U prof’s documentary shows the impact of and resistance to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act

May 26, 2016 − The North American premiere of the documentary And Still We Rise,by York University professor and filmmaker Nancy Nicol, will take place on June 5, 2016, as a part of the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival. The film follows Nicol’s co-director Richard Lusimbo, (Research Director, Sexual Minorities Uganda) who was outed by Ugandan […]