Lassonde forges Jetsons-like future where helpful ‘bots enhance our lives

Through its robot-making and machine-learning proficiency, York University’s profile in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) world is ascending. In March 2018, York University hosted the FIRST Robotics Competition, where high school students’ robots squared off against each other. In May 2018, York will host the 31st Canadian Conference on AI, which is sponsored by Vision: Science […]

Dr. Narendra Singh, honorary degree recipient, reminds graduands to be humble and helpful

Described as an extraordinary humanitarian and health care leader, Schulich alumnus and physician Dr. Narendra Singh received an honorary doctor of laws during the morning Spring Convocation ceremony held June 18. From left: Chancellor Greg Sorbara, honorary degree recipient Narendra Singh and President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton The honorary degree was conferred before graduands […]

York professor and alumna contributes to world’s largest LGBTQ+ archives

Talk about legacy. In spring of last year, York Professor Emeritus Nancy Nicol, documentary filmmaker and activist in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD), donated her collection to the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA). The archives then established the Nancy Nicol Collection. Based in downtown Toronto, the CLGA maintains the world’s […]

New issue of The York University Magazine offers a compelling read

 The York University Magazine’s latest digital issue is available at This edition is only the second digital version of the award-winning publication, and the first under the direction of long-time Globe and Mail staff journalist, Deirdre Kelly, who joined York University in November as the magazine’s new editor. Inside you’ll find: “Dancing on the Edge,” highlighting […]

Call for Nominations: The 2018 Bryden Alumni Awards

Each year, the York University Bryden Alumni Awards celebrate outstanding alumni who have achieved the extraordinary and made remarkable contributions to York University and the community. This year’s Bryden Awards will be held on November 20, 2018 – and we are seeking nominations for our award recipients. Inspired by Bruce Bryden, who was an exceptionally […]

Lions Family Mourns Loss of Men's Hockey Alumnus Mark Cross

York Athletics & Recreation is devastated by the news that men's hockey alumnus Mark Cross was one of the casualties in the fatal bus crash on Friday evening involving the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL). Like all members of the hockey community, the York Lions are extremely saddened by the news of the […]

Three York University professors receive CIHR project grants

Three York University professors have received project grants from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). The grants will advance their important research into cell health and aging, new drug therapies and the changes that take place in the heart after a heart attack. “York University is delighted to see Faculty of Health Professor David […]