Current News

Lincoln Alexander Award goes to Toronto-based activist and scholar Christopher Williams (BA ’97)

Williams was presented with The Honourable Lincoln Alexander ’53 Award by York’s Black Law Students’ Association (BLSA). The BLSA created the award to pay tribute to the pioneering efforts of Alexander – an Osgoode graduate, the first black member of Canada’s Parliament and the 24th lieutenant-governor of Ontario – who died in 2012.

York grads taking selfie skills to the next level at Selfies Toronto

A do-it-yourself photo studio, Selfies Toronto rents out themed rooms to avid selfie takers for hour-long sessions. Co-owners Jeremy Li and Dorothy Chiu, both 22 and recent graduates of York University’s Schulich School of Business, were inspired to bring a selfie studio to Toronto after trips to Hong Kong last summer.

Passings: Grant Strate, the father of dance in Canada and the founder of York’s Dance Program

Widely considered the father of dance in Canada, York Dance Professor Emeritus Grant Strate was a compelling performer, a distinguished choreographer, a demanding yet kindly teacher, an effective advocate for the arts, a visionary university administrator, and a deeply loved ambassador for dance throughout the world.

TASTE (Take a Student to Eat) Mentoring Lunches for Students @ Various lunch locations (on and off campus)
September 1, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – April 30, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
TASTE (Take a Student to Eat) Mentoring Lunches for Students @ Various lunch locations (on and off campus)
The Take a Student to Eat (TASTE) program is a partnership between the York University Career Centre and Alumni Relations designed to give York students and alumni an opportunity to make meaningful connections. TASTE gives York[...]
March 3, 2015 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
The JD/Master in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Energy Initiative Seminar Series presents Uncertainty and Precaution: Assessing the Proposed Deep Geological Repository (DGR) for Nuclear Waste in Ontario, featuring Theresa McClenaghan, executive director and counsel, Canadian[...]
March 4, 2015 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Glendon Alumni Breakfast 2015 @ Glendon Hall | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Le français suit l’anglais All Glendon alumni are cordially invited to Glendon’s Alumni Breakfast to connect, reconnect, meet new people and old friends at Glendon. Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Time: 8:30am – 10:30am Location:[...]
Our annual pow wow is a highly anticipated event for the indigenous community in Toronto. On Saturday, March 7, Vari Hall will be radiating to the beat of the drums, singers, dancers, vendors, education, career[...]
March 7, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Create your graduate experience at Schulich. Discuss Schulich graduate programs with our directors. Learn how to optimize career choices with Schulich’s 20 areas of concentration. Attend mini lectures and panel discussions. Hear successful Schulich alumni[...]
Dr. Robinson (MES ’77) will be speaking on innovation and action on climate change and sustainability at the local level, and how local governments and communities can better engage citizens in exploring sustainable futures. One[...]
Life after York: Filmmakers Albert Shin & Igor Drljaca with "In Her Place"
Filmmakers Albert Shin (BFA 2006) and Igor Drljača (BFA 2007, MFA 2011) are the featured guests of the Department of Film’s "Life After York" series, a forum for alumni to share their success stories. Shin[...]
Calgary Alumni Reception @ Teatro - The Opera Room
March 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Calgary Alumni Reception @ Teatro - The Opera Room | Calgary | Alberta | Canada
In a few short weeks, York will be hosting an event in Calgary. Enjoy this evening reception with Mamdouh Shoukri, president and vice-chancellor, Martin Singer, dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, and Jeff[...]
Vancouver Alumni Reception @ Dockside Restaurant - Granville Island Co
March 10, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Vancouver Alumni Reception @ Dockside Restaurant - Granville Island Co | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
  Next month, York will be hosting an event in Vancouver. Enjoy an evening reception with Mamdouh Shoukri, president and vice-chancellor, Martin Singer, dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, and Jeff O’Hagan, vice-president[...]
March 12, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  The High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom, Gordon Campbell invites graduates of Canadian universities and colleges to attend a Pan-Canadian Alumni Reception. Dress: Business attire RSVP by Monday, Feb. 23 to LDNeducation@international.gc.ca
March 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am – March 20, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
March Break Science Safari: Medicine and Engineering returns to York University from March 16 to March 20. Each day, participants in Grades 3 to 8 will be immersed in a variety of exciting and unique activities[...]
Doc Talks: 'The Secret Trial 5' with director Amar Wala and producer Noah Bingham
The Secret Trial 5 (2014, 84 minutes) is a film about the human impact of the "war on terror." This documentary is a sobering examination of the Canadian government’s use of security certificates to detain[...]
Sean Michaels @ YorkU @ Accolade West 105/109
March 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sean Michaels @ YorkU @ Accolade West 105/109 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
On March 24, the winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Sean Michaels, will be at York University to read from his award-winning novel, Us Conductors. A quasi-fictional account of the life of Lev Termen[...]
Alumni Night 2015 at Glendon @ BMO Financial Group Conference Room, Glendon Manor
March 31, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Le français suit l’anglais REGISTER NOW: Alumni Night 2015 at Glendon The Glendon School of Translation invites its graduates – along with the rest of the translation community  – back to Glendon for its annual[...]
April 7, 2015 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
The goal of the Change Your World Conference is to inspire and motivate youth to get involved and make a difference. The conference workshops allow students to develop world-changing skills while connecting with other students[...]
May 6, 2015 – May 10, 2015 all-day
CONNECT 2015: East Meets West
      In celebration of the Schulich School of Business 50th anniversary, CONNECT 2015: East Meets West will be in Istanbul, Turkey. This will be an incredible opportunity for Schulich Alumni to meet in[...]