Tag Archives: Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Ontario students celebrate Canada’s 150 at York U

TORONTO, Thursday, June 8 – Some 70 students from across the province will show how Canadian history impacts them this Saturday at York University as part of a special sesquicentennial Ontario Provincial Heritage Fair. The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will address the students and view their winning projects. The participating students, from […]

Media Advisory: Conference debates relevancy of Karl Marx in today's world

TORONTO, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Some preeminent scholars believe Karl Marx’s ideas resonate more strongly today than in his own time. They will debate the issues at an upcoming York University conference, Marx’s Capital after 150 Years: Critique and Alternative to Capitalism, May 24 to 26. The conference will bring together renowned sociologists, political […]

York U Earth Day expert: What happens when climate changes takes our jobs?

TORONTO, April 20, 2017 – Climate change is affecting the livelihoods of thousands, but with Earth Day almost here, how is Canada responding to this emerging employment crisis? York University work and climate expert Carla Lipsig-Mummé believes more needs to be done. Carla Lipsig-Mummé, Professor of work and labour studies in the Faculty of Liberal […]

Media Advisory: Justice Murray Sinclair to talk about importance of learning from other societies

TORONTO, March 29, 2017 – Learning about different societies around the world can teach non-indigenous Canadians a lot when it comes to indigenous people in Canada. That is what Justice Murray Sinclair, senator and former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, will discuss Thursday at York University. His talk, “Indigeneity, the World, and Canada,” […]

Media Advisory: The effect of Trump’s anti-Mexico stance on Canada

TORONTO, March 7, 2017 – Mexican scholar and human rights activist Sergio Aguayo will discuss the worsening humanitarian crisis in Mexico and what can be done at the 2017 Michael Baptista Lecture tomorrow at York University. A panel discussion, including representatives of the Canadian Council for Refugees and Amnesty International, will follow the talk. Panellists […]