Tag Archives: York University

York U Summer Institute to explore education, diversity and social outcomes at Canada 150

TORONTO, August 22, 2017 – York University is hosting the Faculty of Education Summer Institute (FESI) 2017 themed “Relationships to Canada 150: Paradoxes, Contradictions and Questions” on August 23 and 24 at the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building in York’s Keele Campus. Educators, teacher candidates, parents and community members attending the two-day conference will engage in […]

‘Why Should I Care’ dialogue to focus on guaranteed basic income, future of work

 TORONTO, July 14, 2017 – Earning a living based only on “paid work” could become a thing of the past —even within our lifetimes — according to York University Information Technology Professor Stephen Chen who sees a need for finding solutions to income loss in the “post-work” world. Chen joins Senator Art Eggleton and non-profit […]

Milky Way could be home to 100 billion 'failed stars'

TORONTO, July 6, 2017 –  Our galaxy could harbour some 100 billion brown dwarfs,  often described as “failed stars,” reveals new research by an international team of astronomers, including York University’s Ray Jayawardhana in the Faculty of Science. Brown dwarfs are objects intermediate in mass between stars and planets, with masses too low to sustain […]

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) […]