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A message from President Rhonda Lenton on York’s commitment to academic freedom

President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton affirms the University’s unequivocal support of academic freedom and the importance of thoughtful and respectful counter-speech.
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Winter Solstice greetings from the AVP Indigenous Initiatives and Indigenous Council

Professor Susan Dion, AVP Indigenous Initiatives, and the Indigenous Council offer Winter Solstice greetings to the University community. The Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year and the darkness offers time for quiet reflection.
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York U vision research findings show objects appear closer when we’re lying down

Researchers at York University’s Centre for Vision Research say new findings show lying on your back or stomach can change the way your brain perceives how close an object is. The study, published in Perception, used virtual reality to conduct the experiments. 
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LATEST NEWS

Schulich student’s explainer videos go viral on TikTok

A student in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at York University’s Schulich School of Business shares insights after creating a successful TikTok account. Jonathan Gavriely is the creator of BehindtheBrands, a TikTok account with explainer videos focused on business. 
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Professor Tina Young Choi’s new book explores Victorian contingencies

Tina Young Choi, associate professor and chair of the Department of English at York University launched her new book, Victorian Contingencies: Experiments in Literature, Science, and Play.
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Notice of YFile schedule for December and winter break

YFile will publish its final two issues of 2021 on Monday, Dec. 20 and Wednesday, Dec. 22 before pausing for the holiday break. The first issue of 2022 will be published on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.
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Author Ava Homa talks about Kurdish suffering as human suffering

On Nov. 23, Kurdish-Canadian writer Ava Homa joined the Canadian Writers in Person series to talk about her debut novel Daughters of Smoke and Fire.
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SPOTLIGHT@YORK

UN SDGs essential to 2022 Academic Innovation Fund grant applications

THE SCOOP

Professor Adam Muzzin is on the instrument team of the Fine Guidance Sensor of the James Webb Space Telescope, which he will use to explore the very first galaxies formed in our universe.

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Call for nominations for the President’s University-Wide Teaching Awards

The President’s University-Wide Teaching Awards honour those who, through innovation and commitment, have significantly enhanced the quality of learning by York students. Nominations are due Jan. 28, 2022.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

January 18, 2022

12 to 1 p.m.

Summer 2022 Study Abroad Information Session #1

January 19, 2022

12:30 to 2 p.m.

Residential Schools By Design: Canada’s Responsibility for Historic and Ongoing Genocide

TAKE NOTE

Make your donation to York before Dec. 31 for 2021 tax receipt

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Tait McKenzie Centre closed until Jan. 24

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YORK IN THE MEDIA

Click here for York U in the news: remote learning, COVID-19 vaccinations and more

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