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Soon-to-be graduates celebrate at GRADitude 2017

On April 27, some of York University's soon-to-be alumni, comprised of the brightest and most engaged students, gathered at the Rosehill Venue and Lounge in Toronto for the annual GRADitude celebration. Over 200 people, including existing alumni, donors and sponsors, filled the intimate venue to celebrate the achievements and dedication of the soon to be […]

C'est bon ! Francophonie Week is a great success at York University

This is bilingualism. In March, York University celebrated its diversity and commitment to French-English bilingualism with a new cross-campus initiative—“Ensemble, en Français” or “Together, in French.” This event, in recognition of “La semaine internationale de la Francophonie” - or “Francophonie Week” - was a collaborative effort between the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, […]

Lassonde researcher finds new forecasting methods to predict floods

Lassonde School of Engineering Professor Usman Khan has found a new forecasting method to predict the risk of floods in urban areas, which could potentially reduce damage and fatalities. Usman Khan The new method uses high-resolution data from Environment Canada to create data-driven models. Khan’s findings were published in the study “Short-Term Peak Flow Rate […]

Start2Finish - 5km Running & Reading Challenge

Start2Finish’s mission is to break the cycle of child poverty by providing ongoing educational support to Canada’s at risk children throughout their school years, nurturing mind, body and social health so they are empowered to succeed and become role models for change.Volunteer at the Start2Finish 5K Running & Reading Challenge which marks the conclusion of the Running & […]

Research led by York improves access to mental health care for immigrants

A team led by York University researcher Professor Farah Ahmad has developed a new interactive eHealth tool to facilitate the pre-consult assessment of mental health disorders for immigrants and refugees. The campus-community initiative was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and included investigators from York University (Ahmad, Liane Ginsburg, Serban Dinca-Panaitescu, Peggy Ng), […]

York University leads project to design innovative STEM teaching app

Sushanta Mitra York University Professor Sushanta Mitra and his team at the Lassonde School of Engineering have partnered with the public and private sector to develop a digital learning tool that aims to enhance academic success for high school students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The learning modules are built on Quanser’s trademarked qdex™ […]