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York University launches first-of-its-kind initiative to address barriers for Black youth across Canada

National pan-university program backed by $1.2 million from RBC Foundation as part of RBC Future Launch TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2021 – York University is launching a three-year initiative to enhance the representation of Black youth at universities across Canada by supporting upper-year high school students as they plan for their future such as pursuing post-secondary education or work […]

How has COVID-19 impacted mothers? Women’s studies scholar available for interviews

TORONTO, March 8, 2021 – A mother’s role is pivotal to the functioning of her family − especially evident during the COVID-19 pandemic − yet her extraordinary efforts are often overlooked, says motherhood expert Professor Andrea O’Reilly in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University. “Mothers do the bulk of domestic labour, […]

Are increasing theatrics turning politics into a reality show? York University expert available to comment

TORONTO, February 6, 2020 – Millions of viewers tuned in to watch U.S. President Donald Trump deliver his televised State of the Union address on Feb. 4 outlining the country’s accomplishments under his presidency, and millions more watched as the Senate voted on the impeachment process. But the viewers witnessed more antics than usual, according […]

York University to host event honouring winners of Canadian Jewish Literary Awards

TORONTO, October 24, 2019 – Eight outstanding books have been chosen for this year’s Canadian Jewish Literary Awards. Creators of these works will be honoured at a presentation ceremony hosted by York University on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. The free public event will be a venue to meet the winning authors, including Professor Emeritus Michael […]

Kinesiology students to help Markham earn ‘Canada’s Most Active Community’ designation

Students to work with adults, elderly and children in Markham to increase physical activity  TORONTO, May 29, 2019 – Undergraduate students from York University’s School of Kinesiology & Health Science are heading to Markham to help the city achieve its goal of becoming ‘Canada’s Most Active Community.’ TheParticipACTION Community Better Challenge calls for all Canadians to […]

York U’s green roofs and 3D printing labs all part of Doors Open Toronto

TORONTO, May 24, 2019 – A 27-metre high solar chimney, 3D printing lab, and uniquely designed architecture will welcome visitors this weekend as York University opens its doors to Doors Open Toronto. Visitors will be able to explore the Schulich School of Business’ newest building, the Rob & Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study and Research Building, as well as York’s […]

A portrait of Canada’s technological past: photography exhibit opens at York University

TORONTO, April 23, 2019 – From computer makers to installers and operators, the Portraits of Digital Canada exhibit will feature photographs from the IBM Canada Images Archive, depicting the budding of the information age in Canada. The exhibit, opening at York University’s Scott Library on April 24, features images authored by award-winning photographer George Dunbar, […]