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A welcome message from the Executive Director of Alumni Engagement

Julie Lafford, Executive Director of Alumni Engagement, on her dedication and goals to enhance the alumni connection to York University.

2018 Bryden Alumni Award recipients announced

Now in its 18th year, the Bryden Alumni Awards celebrate outstanding York University alumni who have achieved the extraordinary and made remarkable contributions in their fields, communities and to the University. The leaders who will be honoured Nov. 20 at a celebration at Arcadian Court.

Passings: Longtime York University supporter Paul Cantor leaves legacy to be inspired by

The York University community mourns the loss of longtime supporter Paul Cantor, who died on Aug. 10 and leaves behind a legacy to be inspired by.

York University Alumni mourns the passing of Sergio Marchionne (LLB '83)

York University Alumni mourns the passing of Sergio Marchionne (LLB '83), CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Chairman of Ferrari S.p.A. In 2015, Marchionne was at the Osgoode Hall Law School to receive the Hennick Medal for Career Achievement and deliver the Vico Lecture. .

York faculty member Hedi Bouraoui appointed as Member of the Order of Canada

Longtime York University faculty member and esteemed poet, novelist and essayist Hedi Bouraoui has been recognized as a Member of the Order of Canada. Bouraoui is among the 105 new appointments to the Order of Canada announced on June 28 by Governor General of Canada Julie Payette.

Announcement of the appointment of deputy provost Markham

Last fall, a search committee was established and charged with advising the President in regards to the appointment of the inaugural deputy provost Markham. This is an important and exciting time in York’s evolution as we put in place – and bring to reality – plans for innovative teaching and research programs, physical space, and partnerships for our new Markham Centre Campus to better serve students and the community in York Region.

Landmark project brings to light crimes against humanity in African war zones

For seven years, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Professor Annie Bunting has been working on a ground-breaking project, “Conjugal Slavery in War (CSiW): Partnerships for the study of enslavement, marriage and masculinities.” This venture seeks to document cases of forced marriage in conflict situations in Africa, to place this data in historical context and to impact the international prosecution of crimes against humanity as well as local reparations programs for survivors of violence.

York professor and alumna contributes to world’s largest LGBTQ+ archives

Talk about legacy. In spring of last year, York Professor Emeritus Nancy Nicol, documentary filmmaker and activist in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD), donated her collection to the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA). The archives then established the Nancy Nicol Collection.

With immense support and success, after 15 years the Fisher Fund Wine Tasting and Auction has much to celebrate

Some may be surprised to hear that York University spans beyond the borders of Keele Campus, to Glendon in North York and soon to the upcoming Markham Centre.   What may come as a bigger surprise is that York resides beyond Canada—all the way to Costa Rica at York’s Lillian Meighen Wright Centre EcoCampus.

New issue of The York University Magazine offers a compelling read

The York University Magazine’s latest digital issue is available at This edition is only the second digital version of the award-winning publication, and the first under the direction of long-time Globe and Mail staff journalist, Deirdre Kelly, who joined York University in November as the magazine’s new editor.

Lions Family Mourns Loss of Men's Hockey Alumnus Mark Cross

York Athletics & Recreation is devastated by the news that men's hockey alumnus Mark Cross was one of the casualties in the fatal bus crash on Friday evening involving the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL).

Silent auction raises $1,500 in support of York U’s Las Nubes Project

York University’s EcoCampus in Costa Rica will see the reconstruction of a bridge in the Las Nubes corridor, and enhancements to the local learning and educational resource centre La Casita Azul, after a recent event raised more than $1,500 for the Las Nubes Project.

York University conferred four honorary degrees during fall convocation

Four community leaders were recognized with honorary degrees at York University’s fall convocation ceremonies that took place this past week. The honorary degrees marked the contributions of a visionary, a business leader, a social justice activist and a champion of gender equality.

Rhonda L. Lenton becomes York University’s eighth president and vice-chancellor

Rhonda L. Lenton was officially installed as York University’s eighth president and vice-chancellor during an inspiring ceremony held on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Aviva Centre on York University’s Keele campus.


Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
14th Annual MYPAC Social @ Malaparte | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
6:00 pm
The Master in Environmental Studies at York Planning Alumni Committee (MYPAC) invites you to the 14th Annual Planning Alumni Social.  This year's event coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Environmental Studies and[...]
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
New College Alumni Mixer @ 3 Brewers | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
6:00 pm
As the 2018-19 academic year nears, we are excited to announce the kick-off of your refreshed New College Alumni Network! Myself (Daniel), Samita, Jen, and Kevin – your New College Alumni Network Leads – have an[...]
The York Circle Lecture and Lunch Series - Sept. 22, 2018 @ Life Sciences Building, Keele Campus, York University
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
9:00 am
Tickets will soon be available for The York Circle Lecture and Lunch on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9am to 1pm. The York Circle Lecture and Lunch Series is held four times a year and is open to[...]
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
York U Scholars Hub at Vaughan Public Libraries Speakers Series @ Civic Centre Resource Library | Vaughan | Ontario | Canada
7:00 pm
Vaughan Public Library and York University invite you to the Scholars Hub Speaker Series. The partnership brings some of York’s top academic minds to Vaughan. The series will feature talks and expertise from professionals in the Faculties[...]
Sport Hall of Fame 2018 Luncheon and Induction Ceremony @ The Conference Room at the New Student Centre
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sport Hall of Fame 2018 Luncheon and Induction Ceremony @ The Conference Room at the New Student Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
12:00 pm
York University Athletics & Recreation and the School of Kinesiology & Health Science will welcome six new inductees to the York University Sport Hall of Fame at the annual luncheon and induction ceremony on Saturday,[...]
The York Circle Lecture and Lunch Series - Nov. 17, 2018 @ Life Sciences Building, Keele Campus, York University
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
9:00 am
Stay tune for more information on The York Circle Lecture and Lunch on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9am to 1pm. The York Circle Lecture and Lunch Series is held four times a year and is open to[...]
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
2018 Bryden Alumni Awards @ Arcadian Court | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
6:30 pm
TICKETS NOW ON SALE Early bird ticket pricing until August 31, 2018:  $130 – Individual $1,100 – Table of 10 Alumni and friends tickets:  $160 – Individual $1,300 – Table of 10 (All prices include[...]