Tag Archives: Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

York U Class of 2021: A pandemic can’t keep this Tamil grandma from graduating

87-year-old Sri Lankan-born teacher completes master’s degree with research focus close to her heart — war and peace TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2021 – Varathaledchumy Shanmuganathan, known as Varatha, is among more than 4,000 resilient students — some young enough to be her grandchildren — who will celebrate their graduation during York University’s virtual fall convocation […]

Can COP26 deliver on the promise to tackle climate change?

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2021 – Can the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) change the current trajectory of an increasingly warm planet? With COP26 coming up, several York University experts are available to weigh in on what needs to be done and whether there is a will to do it.

Photo series to showcase steadfast commitment of Filipina care workers during COVID-19

TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2021 – A collection of photos by Filipina nurses, personal support workers and in-home caregivers that capture everyday moments of struggle, while caring for the most vulnerable during the pandemic, will be on display at A Space Gallery in downtown Toronto, starting Oct. 20. “While they have been lauded as resilient heroes, […]

Hellenic Heritage Foundation donation will highlight experiences of Greek diaspora in Canada

Funding to expand existing physical archive and establish a digital archive at York University TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2021 – York University will expand the Greek Canadian History Project thanks to a generous $1.4-million donation over five years from the Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF). In recognition of this gift, the Greek Canadian History Project will receive a […]

Federal Election: York University experts available on key issues from leaders’ debates

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2021 – York University experts on various topics — including those discussed by party leaders during the French- and English-language debates this week — are available for media interviews in the lead-up to election day: Professor Pat Armstrong in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies is available […]