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York U’s Hart House renamed Skennen’kó:wa Gamig on National Aboriginal Day

At a ceremony during National Aboriginal Day at York University today, Hart House was renamed Skennen’kó:wa Gamig, the House of Great Peace. And with that renaming comes the hope for further understanding and reconciliation. The newly renovated Skennen’kó:wa Gamig will be a welcoming, safe and supportive space for Indigenous students, faculty and staff to come together in the […]

York University caps off “A Decade of Impact” with enrolment boost

Today, York University released “A Decade of Impact”, a new report highlighting achievements of the past ten years, all pointing to the recent success revealed in the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) enrolment data with York a leader among Ontario universities. York’s President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri’s term winds down this month, after ten years of leadership. […]

York University welcomes $127 million in Ontario government funding for new Markham Centre Campus

Today, York University is celebrating a $127 million commitment by the Ontario government that will enable York to open a Markham Centre Campus in 2021. The provincial government funding, announced this morning by Michael Chan, MPP Markham-Unionville, on behalf of the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, is crucial for the creation of the […]

York U to confer honorary degrees on 12 remarkable Canadians at spring convocation

York University will recognize the tremendous contributions of a dozen community and business leaders including Canada’s Governor General, a judge, journalists and scholars at this year’s spring convocation ceremonies. An inspiring Canadian athlete will also be recognized with an honorary degree. “This year’s honorary degree recipients truly are a remarkable group of Canadians, who embody […]

York University appoints internationally renowned global health scholars

As Canada’s progressive university, a York University education shapes the global perspective, and embraces innovation in teaching, learning, and research. York University’s Faculty of Health has announced two important appointments, both demonstrating momentum in one of the University’s emerging areas of academic and research excellence: global health. Dr. James Orbinski has been named inaugural Director […]