National Indigenous History Month: Health and environment experts available

TORONTO, June 11, 2019 – National Indigenous History Month in June puts a spotlight on the heritage, cultures and achievements of Indigenous communities. It also provides an opportunity to learn the history of Indigenous people and recognize efforts to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous people, as well as their environment. York University Indigenous […]

York University receives new donation to further reduce barriers to skills training and education for the Jane-Finch community

TD Bank Group commits $1 million in funding to support a renewed focus on building mid-career bridging programs, training and re-skilling initiatives TORONTO, June 10, 2019 - Today, York University announced a new donation from TD to support the TD Community Engagement Centre at Yorkgate Mall in the Black Creek Community. The TD Centre is […]

York University will celebrate outstanding community leaders with honorary degrees during Convocation

TORONTO, June 10, 2019 – York University will award 10 honorary degrees during spring Convocation this year to recognize outstanding contributions to community building, social justice, health research and philanthropy. “The individuals we are honouring are transforming the lives of teachers in the Dadaab refugee settlements and new Canadians in Toronto. They are leading the […]

Biographies of Spring 2019 honorary degree recipients

Gregory Scott Belton, businessman and philanthropist Honorary Doctor of Laws Glendon Friday, June 7, 2019, 2:30 p.m. Gregory Belton is Executive Chairman of HUB International Ontario, a global insurance brokerage and Canada’s largest property insurance brokerage firm.  An insurance industry leader who has combined business success with social conscience, Belton graduated with a Bachelor of […]

Media Advisory: TD Bank Group and York University will announce future of University’s TD Engagement Centre in the Jane-Finch Community

TD Bank Group and York University will announce future of University’s TD Engagement Centre in the Jane-Finch Community TORONTO, June 6, 2019 – Community leaders from Black Creek, York University and TD Bank will gather for an announcement at the TD Community Engagement Centre on Monday June 10, 2019. York University President Rhonda L Lenton […]

Are “fun” slogan T-shirts for tween girls limiting their emotions?

York University professor to discuss pressures on girls to show happiness TORONTO, June 5, 2019 – While some admire tween girls wearing T-shirts emblazoned with slogans like “Hey you! Smile” and “When in Doubt, Laugh,” others suggest the T-shirts exemplify the pressure on young girls to limit their real feelings. Natalie Coulter, assistant professor in York […]

Study: Brains of children with epilepsy able to re-map after surgery to retain visual perception

Study co-led by York University researcher makes important discovery about plasticity of children’s brains TORONTO, JUNE 5, 2019 – For children with severe epilepsy, surgery is the last resort used to prevent seizures but the treatment can often come with the risk of both visual and cognitive impairments. Now, a new study funded by the National […]