York University

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.

Guess What's The Greenest University In Canada?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - York University has ranked first among Canadian universities for the second year in a row in a global campus sustainability survey.The Toron...