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‘Changing the Game’ on mental health in sports: Former Canadian Olympian Silken Laumann to speak to York U athletes about pressures of competition

TORONTO, Tuesday October 1, 2019 –When mental health is your opponent as a young athlete, it can change the game.   Mental Health Awareness Week begins October 6 and it is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder – the single most disabling group of disorders worldwide. Four-time Olympian and […]

Lassonde School of Engineering Mentorship Program students showcase skills in technology, science and engineering

Summer Student Research and Mentorship Program concludes with 70-student showcase TORONTO, ON, Tuesday, August 14, 2018— From building satellites to parts for human implants, 70 grade 11 female students will present their final research projects on Wednesday to parents, faculty, fellow Lassonde School of Engineering students and members of industry.  The showcase is part of […]

York U’s Lassonde School of Engineering to host FIRST Robotics Canada competition

TORONTO, March 22, 2018 –In a battle of the ‘robots’, York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering will host over 30 teams of high school students from across the GTA and their 120-pound robots for the FIRST Robotics Competition 2018 on March 24 - 25. This year’s game, FIRST POWERUP, is presented by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition […]

York U's Lassonde School hosts undergraduate research conference

From the creation of custom camera filters (think instagram), simulation of Electric Transit Buses, to algorithms for early detection of epilepsy seizures, undergraduate students at York University's Lassonde School of Engineering will showcase their research at the annual Undergraduate Research Conference hosted at York University’s Bergeron Centre, tomorrow. This full day event will show case […]

Film screening to mark historic Winnipeg run by Indigenous teenagers

TORONTO, July 17, 2017 – York University is hosting a film screening event in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the historic 800-km run by 10 Indigenous teenage boys to Winnipeg with the Pan Am Torch, in conjunction with the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG 2017) with several sport competitions taking place at York University […]

2017 Ontario Climate Symposium: The Next 150 Years

Toronto, May 11, 2017 – Canada’s 150th celebration is a fitting backdrop for discussing pathways towards low-carbon and climate-resilient communities in Ontario over the next century and beyond. The Ontario Climate Symposium entitled “Just Transformations – The Next 150,” is the premier forum for such discussions. Featuring more than 70 leading thinkers, change-makers and disruptors […]