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York University welcomes SSHRC funding for major project on urbanization and gender in the global south

TORONTO, November 17, 2017 ─ An international project led by York University Professor Linda Peake has been awarded $2.5 million in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to research how rapid urbanization is affecting the lives of women living in poverty and to inform public debate about sustainable and democratic urban change. […]

York U disaster management and engineering experts available to discuss Hurricane Harvey

University experts can discuss the storm’s impact including flooding-related issues, evacuation, disaster and risk management related to Houston TORONTO, August 29, 2017─ The damage by Hurricane Harvey continues to grow as Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, continues to receive more rain this week. Harvey has unloaded trillions of gallons of water […]

York U to celebrate bridging program graduates ready to make more of their global experience

TORONTO, March 24, 2017 – Recent graduates of York University’s Bridging Program for International Education Professionals (IEPs) will be celebrated at a ceremony on Monday, March 27, followed by a reception at the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Keele campus . More than 60 graduates will receive program certificates in business, technology and human […]

Storm simulation event to reveal real-life roles for youths in disaster risk management

TORONTO, March 6, 2017 − When the town of “Resilientville” floods on Wednesday afternoon, young people from across Toronto will be on hand to help. By role-playing in simulations of severe flooding events, they will explore how Canadians can better prepare for major storms as Canada’s climate warms. They will also demonstrate how young people […]