Tag Archives: York University

York U, IBM Canada announce Canada’s first academic-industry partnership in disaster and emergency management

TORONTO, February 22, 2017 – Flooding, hurricanes, global warming and terrorism are all disasters and emergencies that can be effectively managed – and in some cases mitigated – through good planning and response. York University is the first in Canada to offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees in emergency management, and now thanks to a new […]

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 […]

Media Advisory: York University hosts National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

TORONTO, December 2, 2016 – York University in collaboration with the Lassonde School of Engineering will observe a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.  This year, the York Federation of Students, with the support of York President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri, initiated a 14-panelled mural of remembrance, […]

York University announces “game-changing” $2M gift for music education partnership

 TORONTO, November 17, 2016 – York University and the Regent Park School of Music (RPSM) will establish a new research chair in music education, and develop a new partnership through a $2 million gift from the Carswell Family Foundation (CFF). York professor emeritus Allan Carswell announced the donation at an event held at York University on […]

TODAY: York U hosts workshop on experiences of Filipino diaspora in Canada and US

TORONTO, November 14, 2016 – The experiences of Filipino immigrants living in the US and those living in Canada will be compared and contrasted at a York University workshop today, even as the topic of immigration continues to heat up the post-election news. The workshop, “Transnational Filipinx Studies: Comparing the Philippine Diaspora in Canada and […]