President Emeritus Mamdouh Shoukri closes out a decade of impact

York President Emeritus Mamdouh Shoukri bid the York University community an early farewell last month during a reception hosted by Faculty of Health Professor Lesley Beagrie, chair of the University Senate. The event took place on June 1 in the Scott Library Atrium. Sporting his trademark grin, Shoukri was all smiles during the reception as […]

The Milky Way could be home to 100 billion failed stars

An international research team has discovered that anywhere from 25 to 100 billion failed stars reside in the Milky Way Galaxy. The Milky Way Galaxy is the celestial home to Earth. The failed stars, which are known as Brown dwarfs, are astronomical entities that are too large to be planets and too small to be […]

Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser urges grads to make the most of their lives

Hayley Wickenheiser, celebrated Olympian, author and motivational speaker visited York University on Wednesday, June 21 to accept an honorary doctor of laws degree during spring convocation ceremonies for the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.  Hayley Wickenheiser Considered one of the best female hockey players in the world, Wickenheiser is a five-time Olympic medalist […]

SEEC 10% discount for York alumni

SCHULICH EXECUTIVE EDUCATION CENTRE (SEEC) (York Alumni receive 10% discount – please call us directly to discuss eligibility and to receive this discount) The Executive Program in Sales Management November 13 - 17, 2017 (Program Duration:  5 days) The Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) is proud to offer The Executive Program in Sales Management. The […]

Alumni support sparks young minds' curiosity in the sciences

Earle Nestmann (MSc ’71, PhD ’74) knows first-hand the importance of discovery. Inspired by his experience exploring the challenges and joys of research, which helped to change, shape and direct the course of his life, the York University alumnus recently provided a legacy gift in support of the Sci-X: Science Explorations Summer Camps. “It’s a […]

Non-profit led by York alumna provides MES student with rich internship experience

York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) is providing opportunities for current students and alumni to work together through enriched mentorship and real-life work experiences. Master of Environmental Studies (MES) candidate Craig Stephens recently completed an internship withPlug’n Drive, a non-profit organization lead by York alumna Cara Clairman (MES LLB ’93) that is accelerating the adoption of electric […]

Schulich research shows celebrity memorabilia collectors strongly judged

New research out of York University’s Schulich School of Business shows that those who collect celebrity memorabilia are susceptible to judgment by others in some unexpected and startling ways. Many people acquire celebrity memorabilia in hopes that some of the star power will rub off. However, the study “How inferred contagion biases dispositional judgments of […]

York U to confer honorary degrees on 12 remarkable Canadians at spring convocation

York University will recognize the tremendous contributions of a dozen community and business leaders including Canada’s Governor General, a judge, journalists and scholars at this year’s spring convocation ceremonies. An inspiring Canadian athlete will also be recognized with an honorary degree. “This year’s honorary degree recipients truly are a remarkable group of Canadians, who embody […]