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Lassonde alumnus helps students land Uber co-op

York University engineering students Anton Sitkovets and Daman Chhina hardly expected they would be moving to Colorado for the summer to work with one of North America’s most renowned tech companies when they joined the Lassonde Co-op program. However, they were encouraged, coached, and mentored through the application and interview process that landed them the […]

Black History Month Symposium looks at evolving meaning of Blackness in Canada

The Faculty of Education’s Jean Augustine Chair in Education will present a two-day Black History Month Symposium on Feb. 17 and 18 at Founders Assembly Hall. Anthony Stewart “The Evolving Meaning of Blackness in Canada” will feature keynote speaker Professor Anthony Stewart (Canadian Scholar, Bucknell University), who will engage scholars, researchers, students, social service agency […]

Global bee expert sheds light on new research from Australia

Amro Zayed York University biologist and bee expert, Professor Amro Zayed, continues to produce and publish original research of global importance. This time, he has contributed a news and views article in Nature (November 2016) that puts into context the work of an Australian researcher who discovered how natural selection allows an invader bee population to […]

York U researchers rewrite the plot on gender inequity in gaming

Stephanie Fisher New research led by doctoral student Stephanie Fisher with Faculty of Education Professor Jennifer Jenson, director of the Institute for Research on Digital Learning, examines some of the ways in which girls are set up as subordinate, in relation to boys and men, by and within the digital games industry. Jennifer Jenson What […]

White Rose Legacy Circle celebrates five years of giving

Warm feelings of gratitude —and hot pots of tea—were the theme of the day at the White Rose Legacy Circle tea. An intimate group of nearly 40 attendees gathered in the Kaneff Tower on Dec. 7 to recognize the contributions of members of the White Rose Legacy Circle, a society honouring York University’s alumni, faculty, staff, […]

Start2Finish: York U Alumni Volunteer Opportunity

The Start2Finish Running & Reading Club is an innovative after school program that addresses the need for enhanced physical activity, literacy, and mentorship among economically challenged children. The program operates directly within city schools once per week for 2 hours between 3:00 – 6:00pm, and culminates with a 5K Running & Reading Club Challenge at […]