York University and Markham Public Library launch inaugural York University Scholars Hub speakers series
York University and the Markham Public Library are partnering to bring some of York’s top academic minds to York Region at the Markham Public Library’s in 2017. The York University Scholars Hub speakers series launches with a 6 month theme around Neuroscience. The Scholars Hub Speaker series will take place at the Markham Village Branch on the second Thursday of each month, located at 6031 Highway 7. Each talk starts at 7:00pm until 8:30pm, and for added convenience, childcare is provided.
Balancing Numbers and Kindness: Alumnus Provides Experiential Learning for York’s Accounting Students
In 1999, bolstered by that encouragement from loved ones and colleagues, Amerski, who was working as a hospital pharmacy technician, enrolled as a mature part-time student at York University's School of Administrative Studies at Atkinson College, now housed within the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS). He says that York immediately felt like home. “I could relate to the large population of foreign students,” he explains. “I'd walk into my classrooms to find people of different ages, backgrounds and languages who were all there to better themselves. York had a tremendous impact on me and gave me a second chance at life; it opened doors I never even knew existed.” Those open doors of opportunity included a job upon graduation at Ernst and Young, during which he obtained his chartered accountant designation, an auditing and accounting lecturer position at York, as well as a management position at the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario.
Bringing together York University alumni, faculty, and staff from all walks of life, the Toronto Alumni Reception was a sold-out success held at downtown Toronto’s Aperture room. The evening featured remarks from host and York University Advisory Board (YUAB) Chair Randy Williamson (LLB '88); a presentation by York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri; and an uplifting and engaging speech by York University alumnus Karl Subban (BEd '90).