Municipal Employees Need Less Management and More Coaching and Mentoring

As the global economy becomes more competitive and unpredictable, the pressure is on municipal governments and all organizations to perform with flexibility, responsiveness and innovative thinking. Yet, according to research, the 21st century workplace has seen an overall decrease in employee engagement. One reason for this is a depersonalized work environment where co-workers are more […]

National recognition given to York student group supporting refugees

The World University Services of Canada (WUSC) recently awarded York University’s student Keele Campus Local Committeethe 2018 Local Committee of the Year Award, the highest award given at the organization’s annual international forum. York-Keele is a local committee of the WUSC, a non-profit dedicated to improving education, employment and empowerment opportunities for youth around the world. York University […]

Alumni Profile - Laura Calder (BA '95)

Laura Calder is a trusted expert in food, entertaining and lifestyle. She hosted the James Beard Award-winning show French Food at Home on Food Network and appeared on Iron Chef America and Top Chef Canada. She is the author of four cookbooks and of The Inviting Life: An Inspirational Guide to Homemaking, Hosting and Opening […]

York study shows race may bias how you perceive people’s smiles

Race can impact how we read emotions on other people’s faces and a reluctance to make eye contact can be a key mechanism in this process, according to new research from York University’s Faculty of Health. The research, published by the American Psychological Association in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology this week, looked at biases […]