Earth Day event will celebrate York University’s sustainability leadership


TORONTO, April 21, 2014 – On April 22, 2014, York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri and Vice-President Finance and Administration Gary Brewer will host an Earth Day celebration to recognize sustainability champions and achievements across York’s campuses.

The occasion will include the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the LEED Silver certification of the Life Sciences Building, and an important announcement about sustainability at York University.

The event will also feature the presentation of the inaugural President’s Sustainability Leadership Awards, created to celebrate the many champions of sustainability at York. These new awards recognize students, faculty and staff who are contributing to making the University a leader in sustainability among postsecondary institutions.

Event highlights include:

  • York President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri makes sustainability announcement
  • Presentation of plaques to recipients of President’s Sustainability Awards
  • Announcement that Life Sciences Building has been LEED Silver Certified and unveiling of plaque

For more information on York’s ongoing sustainability initiatives, click here

What: Earth Day Celebration and President’s Sustainability Awards
Where:  Life Sciences Building Lobby, Keele Campus, York University (#90 on map)
When:  Tuesday, April 22, 2-3pm

York University is helping to shape the global thinkers and thinking that will define tomorrow. York U’s unwavering commitment to excellence reflects a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that sets us apart. A York U degree empowers graduates to thrive in the world and achieve their life goals through a rigorous academic foundation balanced by real-world experiential education. As a globally recognized research centre, York U is fully engaged in the critical discussions that lead to innovative solutions to the most pressing local and global social challenges. York U’s 11 faculties and 27 research centres are thinking bigger, broader and more globally, partnering with 288 leading universities worldwide. York U's community is strong − 55,000 students, 7,000 faculty and staff, and more than 250,000 alumni.


Media Contact: Robin Heron, Media Relations, York University, 416 736 2100 x22097/