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EDITOR'S PICKS

The president provides an update on winter term

Improving vaccination rates and forecasts from the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table provide a level of assurance that will allow the planned full return to on-campus activities for the Winter 2022 term.
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Climate change first on CIFAL York’s agenda

York is hosting a knowledge-exchange dialogue, Oct. 20 and 21, in preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) that begins Oct. 31 in Glasgow, Scotland. As part of this event, there will be a public information webinar at 11 a.m. on Oct. 21.
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VoxCell BioInnovation wins top prize at YSpace Technology Accelerator Demo Day

The top three ventures in the YSpace Technology Accelerator program were awarded $30,000 in prize money between them on Oct. 6, with biotech startup VoxCell BioInnovation securing the winning spot.
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LATEST NEWS

York professors’ study recommends 15 days of paid sick leave for workers

In their study, York Professors Eric Tucker (Osgoode) and Leah Vosko (Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies) recommend that workers be eligible for 15 days of paid leave so that they can cover both sickness and caregiving needs.
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Exhibit captures dedication of Filipina care workers during COVID-19

A collection of photos by Filipina nurses, personal support workers and in-home caregivers that capture everyday moments of struggle, while caring for the most vulnerable during the pandemic, will be on display at A Space Gallery in downtown Toronto starting Oct. 20.
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The synopsis of the Oct. 12 meeting of the Board of Governors is now available

The synopsis of the 471st meeting of the Board of Governors of York University, held on Oct. 12, is now available.
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EUC Seminar Series continues with talk on Indigenous environmental justice

The series’ second talk, “Taking Care of the Dish: Treaties, Indigenous Law and Environmental Justice,” takes place Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m. on Zoom.
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Indigenous writer Michelle Good speaks about enduring trauma of residential school system

Writer and lawyer Michelle Good is of Cree ancestry, a descendent of the Battle River Cree and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. On Sept. 21, she joined the Canadian Writers in Person event series at York via Zoom to talk about her novel Five Little Indians.
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THE SCOOP

Professors Leah Vosko and Eric Tucker pen an op-ed for the Ottawa Citizen: Remember those election promises about paid sick leave? Time to turn them into action

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UPCOMING EVENTS

October 28, 2021

3 to 5 p.m.

Gudskul: Knowledge Garden Festival

November 15, 2021

10 to 11:30 a.m. 

Globally Networked Learning: Faculty Drop-In Consultations

TAKE NOTE

Reminder: Nominations sought for the President’s Research Awards

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YORK IN THE MEDIA

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