Tag Archives: York University

Skennen’kó:wa Gamig: York U’s Hart House renamed to create safe space for Indigenous peoples

TORONTO, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – At a ceremony during National Aboriginal Day at York University today, Hart House was renamed Skennen’kó:wa Gamig, the House of Great Peace. And with that renaming comes the hope for further understanding and reconciliation. The newly renovated Skennen’kó:wa Gamig will be a welcoming, safe and supportive space for Indigenous […]

Breaking down barriers: York U celebrates internationally educated professionals

TORONTO, March 30, 2017 — After arriving in Canada more than four years ago, marketing professional Olha Shmanko sent out many unsuccessful job applications. She couldn’t land a job in her own field because she either did not have Canadian experience or was over qualified. Today, she is well employed as a planning analyst in […]

York U hosts York Region science fair: bright young scientists in the spotlight

TORONTO, March 29, 2017 — If you are curious to know what worm poop can tell us about health food, or whether math homework is bad for your health, come chat with budding scientists eager to talk about their experiments, innovations and results at York University, during the York Region Science & Technology Fair (YRSTF) […]

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 […]

York U’s “Glendon Global Debates” series: CETA and the Canada-EU trade relationship

TORONTO, March 20, 2017 – York University’s Glendon Global Debates series hosts a discussion on the trade relationship between Canada and the European Union (EU), reviewing the Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (CETA), on Thursday, March 23 at the Centre of Excellence, Glendon Campus. This is the third debate in the series, titled “A New […]

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 […]