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York University announces new Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education, and names Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, April 28, 2017 – Last year, the Ontario government’s Bill 132 guided York University’s efforts to improve sexual violence education, awareness, reporting, and supports.  Today’s announcement marks an important step forward as York fulfills commitments outlined in the University’s Sexual Violence Policy released in December 2016 by establishing a stand-alone office […]

Scat sniffer dogs tell York U researchers a lot about endangered lizards

TORONTO, January 31, 2017 – Dogs can be trained to find almost anything (people, drugs, weapons, poached ivory) but one York University researcher had them detect something a little unusual – the scat of endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizards. The scat detection dogs helped biology PhD student Alex Filazzola discover not only scat, but the importance […]

York University celebrates Canada 150@York with 40 signature events

TORONTO, January 9, 2017 − York University will celebrate “Canada 150” throughout 2017 with unique educational events that showcase everything from debates to dancing. A total of 40 projects have been selected to receive $400,000 in funding from the University. Rhonda Lenton, Vice-President Academic and Provost, announced the projects recently: “We had an overwhelmingly positive […]

York University unveils its Top 10 list: Best of 2016

TORONTO, December 21, 2016 - From groundbreaking research announcements to progressive new campuses, York University is on a positive trajectory and making a significant impact locally and globally.  The past year produced more than its share of memorable moments—including landmark investments in research, pioneering technology and recognition of York University’s programs on a world stage. […]