York University

Swastikas, 'Hate Graffiti' Found In Ontario University Classroom

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada

York University said an anti-Semitic statement was found in a classroom.

This Hockey Dad Got To Play For The First Time At 40

Adam Michael Segal | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Adam Michael Segal

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.

Universities Dragging Heels On Sex Assault Policies: Students

CP | Laura Kane | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada British Columbia

Advocates say most Canadian universities still lack crucial stand-alone sexual assault policies.

Resist Those Who Put A Price On Academic And Artistic Freedom

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada Living
Danielle S. McLaughlin

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.

Epilepsy Didn't Stop This Dancer From Doing What She Loves

Epilepsy Ontario | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Living
Epilepsy Ontario

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.

'White Students Union' Posters Removed From Toronto Universities

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Living

One of the group's goals is "to organize for and advance the interests of Western peoples."

The Value in Teaching Anti-Semitism

Sara Akrami | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Sara Akrami

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.

Ontario's Striking Universities Prove the System Is Flawed

Andrew Robinson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Andrew Robinson

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?

Classes Cancelled Amid York U Strike

CBC | Posted 03.03.2015 | Canada

York University suspended classes Tuesday after its teaching assistants and other non-tenured staff voted against a new contract, leaving students won...

Academic Staff At Two Ontario Universities Warn Of Strike

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The union representing teaching assistants and other academic staff at Ontario's two largest universities warns a potential strike in the co...

An Extra $46 A Year Per Canadian Could Make Homelessness Virtually Disappear

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.28.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - Spending an extra $46 per Canadian a year on affordable housing could dramatically reduce homelessness, a new research report concludes.Exist...

Oh, You Think the Ferguson Incident Could Never Happen in Canada? Think Again

Mary Donohue | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada
Mary Donohue

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.

Police Hunt York U Shooter

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada

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.T...

Two Women Injured In Shooting On York University Campus

CBC | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada

Toronto Police are investigating a shooting at York University that injured two women Thursday night. The two women suffered non-life threatening i...

At York University: Is the Issue Religious Accommodation or Gender Harassment?

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada
Shahla Khan Salter

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?

Why Did York University Throw Women Under the Bus?

Anne Theriault | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Living
Anne Theriault

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.

School Defends Letting Student Skip Class Because It Had Too Many Women

CBC | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada

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, ...

Dr. Gunjan Sondhi Reflects On The Canadian Experience Of International Students

Samuel Getachew | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Impact
Samuel Getachew

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.

A Suburban Revolution?

Hassan Arif | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Hassan Arif

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 Has World's Best Executive MBA School: The Economist

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada Business

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 ...

Honouring the Lawyer in Solitary Confinement

Irwin Cotler | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

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.

Interview With an Environmental Activist: Why You Should Care About Canada's Future

Samuel Getachew | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

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.

Universities, Copyright Collective Brace For Battle

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - There's a battle brewing in the world of Canadian academia.On one side stands Access Copyright, a collective which has provided institutions...

How to Prevent Political Scandals in 2013

Gerry Som | Posted 02.25.2013 | Canada Politics
Gerry Som

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?

How Can a Five-Year-Old Be Stressed?

Stuart Shanker | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Living
Stuart Shanker

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.