York University said an anti-Semitic statement was found in a classroom.
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I grew up watching hockey religiously. I traded hockey cards. I went public skating. I played on the street. But the option to play the real game, on ice, wasn't there. My parents didn't have deep pockets. My mom saw it as a boorish, stick wielding fest of violence.
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Advocates say most Canadian universities still lack crucial stand-alone sexual assault policies.
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Should York University accept funding that is contingent upon agreeing to remove a controversial piece of art? Without the ability to explore and express ideas that are troubling and even transgressive, universities would become mills that deliver pre-approved doses of information in community sanctioned packets.
For Isabel Estrada, who has danced since she was ten years old, epilepsy didn't simply mean having seizures; it meant something she loved, something she had intended to do professionally, was put in doubt.
One of the group's goals is "to organize for and advance the interests of Western peoples."
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Growing up in Iran has helped me to see many similarities between the Third Reich's propaganda system and the propaganda system that is currently employed by Iranian clerics -- they both justify hatred and especially anti-Semitism.
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We have strikes and unrest at the two largest Universities in Ontario, Toronto and York, plus enforced layoffs at Wilfred Laurier, because of a "revenue shortfall." What is going on?
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York University suspended classes Tuesday after its teaching assistants and other non-tenured staff voted against a new contract, leaving students wondering when they'll get back in the lecture halls....
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TORONTO - The union representing teaching assistants and other academic staff at Ontario's two largest universities warns a potential strike in the coming days could jeopardize the school year for tho...
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OTTAWA - Spending an extra $46 per Canadian a year on affordable housing could dramatically reduce homelessness, a new research report concludes.Existing intervention programs can only go so far if th...
Many Canadians are sitting back smugly stating how horrible and thank goodness that would never happen here, but if you believe this, you live in a bubble. Just look at what happened at York University last week. A hate filled piece was distributed by an anonymous group arguing the school would be better without people of different cultures. Hate isn't geographical, it is universal and based in fear of differences. Every city, state, province, business and government in North American needs to face facts, the issue isn't diversity. Look at the demographics. We are diverse, the issue is inclusion.
TORONTO - Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a man suspected in a shooting that injured two women at Toronto's York University.The incident took place at the university's student...
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Toronto Police are investigating a shooting at York University that injured two women Thursday night. The two women suffered non-life threatening injuries during a shooting at York University's studen...
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By demanding a male student have no interaction with female students didn't the university administration disregard the right of female students to full and equal status at York University? Didn't the university administration fail in its duty to make efforts to protect the female students from gender discrimination?
An official with York University in Toronto says although a male student asked to be excused from a group project with women for religious reasons, that's not why his request was granted — a deci...
I honestly can't think of a major religion that forbids men from meeting in public with a group of women. And honestly, if this restriction existed, how would you even function in the world? Regardless of whether the student's request is legitimate, let's talk about the fact that certain people quite high up in the university's food chain were willing to grant the accommodation that the student was seeking. A secular university -- I seriously cannot stress that point enough -- was more than willing to make an exception based on a religious belief that women were ultimately so different from men that the two genders could not interact in public.
Gunjan Sondhi recently completed her PHD in Migration Studies from the Sussex Center for Migration Research at the University of Sussex, UK. She is currently a resident affiliate at CERIS, York University, Canada. I caught up with her as she was about to present her thesis at a conference at York University.
The Suburban Revolution conference held at York University in Toronto highlighted the diversity of suburbs in the Greater Toronto Area and around the world, emphasizing an area too often neglected by policy-makers, academics and journalists. Toronto's chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, has asserted that suburbs are not dying, but rather changing.
Canada is home to the world’s best MBA program for working professionals, according to a new ranking from The Economist. The U.K.-based magazine says Canada has five of the world’s 62 best executive M...
On Wednesday, June 12th, York University will confer an honourary Doctor of Laws degree on Nasrin Sotoudeh, the imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer now in her third year of imprisonment -- much of which has been spent in solitary confinement in the notorious Evin prison.
Nadia Chowdhury has been advocating for a better environment for a very long time. The determined environmental activist explains why the environment is an important agenda for her, reflects on her personal journey so far and advises those who may want to emulate such a fulfilling activist journey.
TORONTO - There's a battle brewing in the world of Canadian academia.On one side stands Access Copyright, a collective which has provided institutions access to a pool of protected intellectual work f...
The year 2012 saw some scandals in Canada. There was the exposure of the multi-million dollar Ornge Air Ambulance scandal, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency scandal in Alberta, and the Robocall scandal. Did we spend a lot of time, money, and energy investigating and analyzing these scandals? Yes. Is there a sure way to avoid these problems for the next year, 2013?
Many perceive childhood as a time of simplicity and play. However, children show stress in complex ways that can represent serious signs of anxiety or a nervous system that is overloaded. Our ability to reach as many kids as possible, teaching them the skills to manage their stress, can make all the difference in their future success.
TORONTO - York University has ranked first among Canadian universities for the second year in a row in a global campus sustainability survey.The Toronto university was 14th in the world among particip...