Lassonde student’s invention wins coveted medal at international competition

Lassonde electrical engineering student Erfan Nouraee earns a bronze medal for his Photon Detector System at the 2021 International Invention and Innovation Competition hosted by the Geneva-based International Federation of Inventors Association.
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York student produces award-winning short film

Second-year film student Abraham David received four awards for his film My Girl, Skelly, which was initially produced for a project as part of David's first year in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design Film Production program. With a budget of under $400, the film is a testament to the power of creativity.
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Where did western honey bees come from? 

The western honey bee is used for crop pollination and honey production throughout most of the world, and has a remarkable capacity for surviving in vastly different environments. New research led by York University has discovered these popular honey-producing bees most likely originated in Asia.
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Join York’s memorial ceremony for National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, Dec. 6

This year’s ceremony will honour the victims of one of the deadliest shootings in Canadian history when 14 women were murdered on Dec. 6, 1989 at École Polytechnique in Montreal. It also offers an opportunity for the York University community to reflect on how violence against women and girls continues to plague society.
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York Cares United Way campaign extended to Dec. 10

Staff and faculty have raised an impressive amount for the campaign, but help is still needed to reach the fundraising goal of $150,000.
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The synopsis of the Nov. 30 meeting of the Board of Governors is now available

The synopsis of the 472nd meeting of the Board of Governors of York University, held on Nov. 30, is now available.
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McLaughlin College virtual event discusses human rights and the environment

Co-hosted by the Office of the College Head, McLaughlin College and Human Rights Watch, the “Workshop on Human Rights and the Environment,” taking place virtually on Dec. 9 at 5 p.m., will look at how human rights intersect with the environment in the context of climate change.
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Schulich master’s students earn gold, silver at national competition

Eight students representing York University’s Schulich School of Business finished in the top two spots at a data competition on Nov. 19.
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McLaughlin College guest lecturer features Oscar-winning film

On Dec. 8 at 3 p.m., Lesley Sparks, Hot Docs education and youth programs manager, will virtually join McLaughlin College to feature the Academy Award-winning documentary, Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're A Girl)
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Associate Professor Greg Albo was interviewed on Against the Grain, a radio and web media project, to discuss the book Socialist Register 2021: Beyond Digital Capitalism: New Ways of Living he co-authored with the late Leo Panitch

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Applications now open for University-wide writing contests

The annual President’s Creative Writing Awards, the Lorna Marsden Prize for Creative Writing in French, the Daniel Whittaker-Van Dusen Prize for Emerging Poets and the Richard Teleky Short Fiction Prize are accepting unpublished and original writing submissions.
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December 07, 2021

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

The UNHCR and the Enforcement of Refugee Protection before International Courts: Amicus and Third-Party Submissions before the ECtHR

December 10, 2021

1 to 2:30 p.m.

2021 Vico Lecture Marx & Vico: Comparing two interpretations of history


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