Kudos Reports:
innovation-supercluster

York University will participate in the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster and is the academic lead for the microelectronics component of the overall project, a business-led initiative which seeks to position Canadian manufacturers as global leaders in technology and innovation. The Government of Canada has announced an investment of $950-million in the project, which the private sector will match.

March

new School of Continuing Studies building

York’s Board of Governors approved the project budget for the design and construction of a new School of Continuing Studies building, which will accommodate significant growth and support the creation of even more innovative programs for recent graduates, working professionals, international students and new Canadians in the future. The School  plans to break ground on the project in 2019.

March

REDress

The Indigenous Students Association of Glendon, in partnership with a number of campus partners, organized the hosting of The REDress Project on York’s Keele and Glendon campuses, an art installation that uses donated red dresses to draw attention to the more than 1,000 unresolved cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and twospirited persons in Canada.

March

IEP Bridging Program Celebrate Success

The most recent graduates of the Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) Bridging 
Program were honoured at a certificate presentation ceremony and reception. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, the bridging programs in HR, Information Technology and Business offered by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies provide IEPs from 73 countries an understanding of Canadian work culture and education in the context of their respective professions.

March

Talisha Ramsaroop

On International Women’s Day, alumna and staff member Talisha Ramsaroop was recognized with an inaugural Pam McConnell Young Women in Leadership Award for her dedication to causes the late Toronto Councillor also championed.

March

Lauren Gabrielle Fournier

PhD candidate Lauren Gabrielle Fournier has been awarded the 6th Annual Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators for her project epistemologies of the moon, which engages with the symbolism and imagery of the moon as an historically feminine and, more recently, feminist symbol. The project will be presented at the Art Gallery of Guelph from September to December 2018.

March

Deborah McGregor

Cross-appointed Canada Research Chair Deborah McGregor was highlighted as one of Canada’s ‘Women Leaders in STEM’ in the 2018 Federal Budget. Professor McGregor was recognized for her work in advancing our understanding of environmental justice that integrates the law, environmental studies and traditional Indigenous knowledge systems to investigate sustainability, water governance and security, as well as First Nations land management.

March

The York Entrepreneurship Development Institute, which partners with the Schulich Executive Education Centre and with government and community organizations, was named the number one university-linked accelerator in the world for 2017-18 by UBI Global.

March

toronto fc balke

Student Philip Balke has been named the Toronto Football Club’s first-ever esports athlete.

March

Generation Chosen, a youth program created and coordinated by York PhD candidate Joseph Smith and alumnus Dwayne Brown, was profiled by the CBC after winning a contest organized by Toronto’s Black Business and Professional Association (BPPA). The program won tickets for youth to watch a private screening of Black Panther held by the BPPA to celebrate positive representations of people of color in mainstream media.

March

A team of Schulich delegates won first place in HEC Montreal’s Corporate Responsibility Challenge, a rigorous annual case competition that challenges MBA candidates to explore the fields of social and environmental responsibility. Team members included:

  • Catherine Sim
  • Grishma Saheba
  • Suran Ravi
  • Abhilash Shashidharan

March

Three York professors received project grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health
Research (CIHR), totaling over $1.9 million in funding, which will advance their research in
areas such as cell health, diabetes treatment and heart health:

  • Professor David Hood, Faculty of Health
  • Professor Arturo Orellana, Faculty of Science
  • Professor Gary Sweeney, Faculty of Science.

March

Sandy Hudson

Sandy Hudson received the 2018 Lincoln Alexander Award from the Black Law Students Association of Osgoode Hall Law School for her contributions to the Black community and her advocacy against racial discrimination.

March

Carla Lipsig-Mumme

Professor Carla Lipsig-Mummé has been named the 2018 winner of the Sefton-Williams Award for Contributions to Labour Relations, which honours her significant contribution to the field of labour relations and human rights.

March

Faculty of Education staff members

Faculty of Education staff members were recognized for their years of service and positive impact they have had at the Faculty and to the York community:

  • Mary Clabassi, practicum assistant, Office of Academic Programs (Recipient of the Emily Tjimos Award for Service Excellence)
  • Judith Davidson, student programs assistant
  • Brenda Fernandes, financial officer
  • Yolanda Reid, administrative secretary
  • Kate Singh, manager, Office of the Dean
  • Adam Trent, director, Information Technology Services.

March

caroline hussein

Social Science Professor Caroline Hossein received a community leadership award for her research on Black social economies and community-based alternative markets. The award was presented at a Black History Month event organized by York alumnus Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

March

ysci core

The Faculty of Science announced the launch of the bioanalytical core facility YSciCore, which will provide bioanalytical support to scientists at the University and to external clients using state-of-the-art equipment.

March

2018-Arnup-Cup-Winners

An Osgoode Hall Law School team composed of undergraduate student Julia Cecchetto and J.D. candidate Nicholas Hay won the 2018 Arnup Cup. Teams from law schools across Ontario participate in this annual competition to win the right to represent the province in the prestigious Sopinka Cup, Canada’s national trial advocacy competition.

March

The Lassonde School of Engineering launched the new Specialization in Artificial Intelligence (AI) program as part of its Master’s of Science in Computer Science. The new program will allow students to conduct their own research projects under faculty supervision and in collaboration with partners in the private or public sector, training them to apply AI to practical problems.

March

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Professor Rebecca Pillai Riddell was awarded the Faculty of Graduate Studies Teaching Award for her achievements in graduate teaching and supervisory excellence.

March

Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East Division second-team all-stars

Three members of the Lions women’s volleyball team were named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East Division second-team all-stars:

  • Celeste Witzell
  • Sarah Williams
  • Heather Setka

March

The Schulich Alumni Recognition Awards celebrated the outstanding achievements of four distinguished Schulich graduates:

  • Jasper Cheung (MBA ‘90) for Outstanding Executive Leadership
  • Jane Rowe (MBA ’82) for Outstanding Progress & Achievement
  • M. Marianne Harris (MBA/JD ‘83) for Outstanding Public Contribution
  • Dominic Barton (Hon LLD ’12) for Outstanding Contribution to the School.

March

2018 Price Media Law Moot Court Competition

A team from Osgoode Hall Law School will advance to the international round of the 2018 Price Media Law Moot Court Competition after winning the Americas round in New York City. Team members include:

  • Nirvana Misir (winner of the Best Oralist award)
  • Vuk Simeunovic
  • Brent Mendiola
  • Amanda Byrd
  • Aravind Pillai

March

Geraldo Ulerio Feliz and Julie Ly

The Lions varsity program recognized the outstanding accomplishments of local high school students Geraldo Ulerio Feliz and Julie Ly from C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute with the presentation of the York Lions Shooting Start Awards.

March

matthew tesfaldet

Lassonde School grad student Matthew Tesfaldet was named to the inaugural cohort of the Vector Institute’s Postgraduate Affiliate Program, which seeks to build a collaborative community of experts on machine learning and artificial intelligence.

March

Faisal Bhabha

Osgoode Professor Faisal Bhabha delivered the keynote speech, entitled “Building a Society Free from Discrimination: The Canadian Perspective,” at Iceland’s Gender Equality Forum in Reykjavik.

March

The Faculty of Science has recruited seven emerging researchers from around the world to its York Science Fellows program:

  • Colin Bridges
  • Willam Chen
  • Dagoberto Contreras
  • John Machacek
  • Ramon Miranda-Quintana
  • Christopher Schafhauser
  • Jacob Lucero

March

Sara Ross

Osgoode PhD candidate Sara Ross was awarded a prestigious Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the University of British Columbia.

March

Brian Slattery

Professor Emeritus Brian Slattery is a finalist in the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP) 2017 Writing for Children Competition for his book I Am the Notorious Ninja Thief.

March

Nicholas Fyffe

Lions track and field student-athlete Nicholas Fyffe was named the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) field events most valuable performer.

March

Lindsay Shotbolt

Lions women’s basketball player Lindsay Shotbolt was named the recipient of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Tracy MacLeod Award and earned first-team all-star honours.

March

Aird & Berlis StartupSouce Market Entry Award

York’s entrepreneurship unit, LaunchYU, awarded one of its top ventures, Senior Care Connect, with the first $25,000 Aird & Berlis StartupSouce Market Entry Award.

March

Osgoode mooters Oyeyinka Oyelowo and Justin P’ng

Osgoode mooters Oyeyinka Oyelowo and Justin P’ng won Best Team at the 2018 Julius Alexander Isaac Diversity Moot, which was held at the Ontario Court of Appeal. Oyeyinka Oyelowo also won Best Oralist.

March

Alexandria Town

Lions wrestler Alexandria Town won silver at the U SPORTS championships, the best ever result for a York women’s wrestler in program history.

March

Osgoode students Karen Mann and Adam Voorberg

A team made up of Osgoode students Karen Mann and Adam Voorberg won first place at the 2018 Canadian National Negotiation Competition. They will compete at the international competition in Cardiff, Wales this summer.

March

York University Lions men's and women's track and field teams

The Lions men’s and women’s track and field teams finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively, at the 2018 OUA championships.

March

Canadian Client Consultation Competition - Anna Morrish is second from left and Andrea McPhedran is second from right

An Osgoode team composed of two first-year students, Anna Morrish and Andrea McPhedran, placed third overall in the 2018 Canadian Client Consultation Competition.

March

10 graduating student-athletes from the men's and women's track and field teams

York’s Athletics & Recreation recognized its 10 graduating student-athletes from the men’s and women’s track and field teams prior to the squad’s final regular-season home meet.

March

Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East Division awards

Four members of the Lions men’s volleyball team were honoured with Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East Division awards:

  • Spencer Dakin Kuiper, recipient of the Dale Iwanoczko Sportsman Award
  • Logan Mend, named to the OUA East first all-star team
  • Andrew Shotbolt, named to the OUA East first all-star team
  • Andrew Tauhid, named to the OUA East all-rookie team.

 

March

JD students Shakir Rahim and Maya Bretgoltz were named Third Place Team in 2018 Gale Cup Moot

JD students Shakir Rahim and Maya Bretgoltz were named Third Place Team in 2018 Gale Cup Moot, Canada’s premier bilingual law school mooting competition. Shakir Rahim also received the Dickson Medal for Exceptional Oralist Performance.

March

Osgoode alumnae, Justice Meghan McCreary and Justice Barbara J. Norell, were appointed to Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan in Regina and to the Supreme Court of British Colombia in New Westminster, respectively.

March

Helena Jaczek

Alumna Helena Jaczek, previously the Minister of Community and Social Services, was appointed Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, as well as Chair of Cabinet.

March

Ena Chadha

Previously a researcher at Osgoode and a member of the adjunct faculty at Schulich, Ena Chadha has been appointed the new Chair of the Human Rights Legal Support Centre in Ontario.

March

Britt McKee

Alumna Britt McKee has been announced as the new Executive Director of EcoSource.

March

Mary Condon

Osgoode Professor Mary Condon was appointed as an initial director of the proposed Capital Markets Regulatory Authority. Pending its establishment, Professor Condon has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Capital Markets Authority Implementation Organization (CMAIO).

March

Angelina Mehta

Angelina Mehta, who is currently pursuing a Master of Laws, was appointed director by Azimut Exploration Inc., a publicly traded Canadian mineral exploration company specializing in project generation supported by substantial exploration expertise.

March

Lindsay Bunce

Alumna Lindsay Bunce has been announced as the new Executive Director of Ontario EcoSchools.

March

Ahmed Etman

Accenture, a global management consulting and professional services firm, appointed Schulich alumnus Ahmed Etman as managing director for its security practice in Canada.

March

James R. Reid

The electric utility holding company Fortis Inc. announced the appointment of Osgoode adjunct professor James R. Reid as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary.

March

Jamie Cameron

Osgoode Professor Jamie Cameron was appointed to the Nunavut Review Board, and reappointed to the Ontario Review Board.

March

Marlene Yakabuski

Alumna Marlene Yakabuski was appointed the new President of the Ontario Road Builders’ Association, the first woman to hold this role in the organization’s history.

March

York University partnered with FCJ Refugee Centre to launch a first-of-its-kind pilot project that allows young people whose immigration status is uncertain in Canada to pursue a degree.

February

The $2.6-million NSERC/Sanofi Industrial Research Chair in Vaccine Mathematics, Modelling and Manufacturing was awarded to Professor Jianhong Wu, who will lead a team of York professors, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students to help identify populations most susceptible to infectious diseases and enable manufacturers to produce cost-effective vaccines that can be deployed quickly.

February

Several York community members were appointed to the Order of Ontario, the province’s
highest honour, including four alumni and an honorary degree recipient:

  • Sandra Chapnik (LLB ’76)
  • Michael Geist (LLB ’92)
  • Floyd Laughren (BA ’69)
  • Elizabeth Sheehy (LLB ’81)
  • Michael Lee-Chin (LLD [Hons.] ’09)

February

The University recently marked the 10th anniversary of the LeaderShape Institute, with 60 students attending the annual award-winning leadership development program to explore questions about their life goals and identity.

February

Master-of-Marketing

The Schulich School of Business launched its new Master of Marketing degree program, the first master’s program of its kind in Canada specifically designed to train university graduates in professional marketing skills, preparing them to take on progressive marketing roles.

February

Alan Corbiere

History doctoral candidate Alan Corbiere has won the Governor General of Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division) for his work in developing the Anishinaabemowin Revival Program (for the Ojibwa language).

February

John Campbell

The 2016-17 Outstanding Paper Award for the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts was awarded to PhD student John Campbell for his paper “Visualizing large-order groups with computer-generated Cayley tables.”

February

Awards and Scholarships Reception

The annual Awards and Scholarships Reception recognized student-athletes who have won various awards and bursaries for the 2017-18 academic year, celebrating their success in both the classroom and their sport in the previous year.

February

Faculty of Science Honours and Awards Ceremony

The Faculty of Science’s annual Honours and Awards Ceremony recognized students who received awards for their academic excellence and extracurricular involvement.

February

Gillian Helfield

Professor Gillian Helfield was the course director for the film course “Film 1900: Cinema and the City,” which was recognized as a runner-up for the 2017 International e-Learning Award for its innovative online content.

February

Faghya Shafiq

Faghya Shafiq won the Ontario Gold Medal for the Common Final Examination (CFE), a key requirement of the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, making this the third year in a row a Schulich School of Business graduate has been awarded Gold.

February

Can Am Classic

The Lions men’s and women’s track and field teams had seven podium finishes, three U SPORTS automatic qualifiers and sixteen new personal bests at the 37th annual Can Am Classic in Windsor.

February

Ann Kim

Professor Ann Kim was awarded a Child and Youth Refugee Coalition grant, which is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, to study the experiences of refugees from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) in Canada.

February

Bridget Stutchbury

Biology researcher Bridget Stutchbury in the Faculty of Science has received additional funding from the Kenneth M. Molson Foundation to continue her research on the impact of pesticides on migratory songbirds.

February

Lorne Rubenstein

Alumnus Lorne Rubenstein was named the recipient of the 2018 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism.

February

Janelle Hinds

Janelle Hinds, a 2016 LaunchYU graduate, was selected as one of five Canadians to receive the Everyday Political Citizen award by Samara Canada.

February

Dan Andreae

For his excellence in health education, alumnus Dan Andreae was a distinguished biographee of Marquis Who’s Who, recipient of a Distinguished Humanitarian Award, and Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achiever. Individuals profiled in Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes are selected on the basis of factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field.

February

The annual Osgoode Research Celebration recognized researchers of Osgoode Hall Law School whose scholarly work critically examines and enables access.

February

Athletes-Lunch

York Lions’ athletic achievements from the Fall were celebrated at the annual Athletes’ Lunch, including:

  • The field hockey team became OUA champions
  • The men’s soccer team claimed the OUA title
  • The field hockey team were U SPORTS silver medalists
  • The women’s tennis team were OUA silver medalists
  • 19 athletes were celebrated as OUA All-Star Athletes

February

Four faculty members from the Faculty of Environmental Science are recipients of grants that will go toward their scholarly research endeavors:

  • Professor Deborah Barndt was awarded a SSHRC Connections Grant for the second time for $48,000 for her project “Earth to table legacies: A transmedia educational package”
  • Professor Sarah Flicker was awarded $25,000 for an OPHEA Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities project on Implementation of Theatrical Methods to teach health and physical education
  • Professor Christina Hoicka was awarded $15,000 for a MITACS Accelerate Internship with TRCA for MES student Susan Wyse on Evaluating Low Carbon Technologies and Best Practices
  • Professor Greg Thiemann received another $38,000 from Indian Affairs & Northern Development Canada for his project “Community-Based Monitoring of Ice-Breeding Seals and Predator-Prey Dynamics in the Gulf of Boothia.”

 

February

Parbudyal Singh

Professor Parbudyal Singh was recognized as this year’s Distinguished Human Resources Professional at the 2018 Human Resources Professionals Association Annual Conference and Trade Show.

February

Science-Engagement-Programs

Science Engagement Programs in the Faculty of Science will receive an initial $60,000 in funding from Actua, a Canadian STEM outreach organization, to expand coding and digital programming for youth.

February

Alumnus Steven Del Duca was appointed Minister of Economic Development and Growth in the updated provincial cabinet, and alumna Dr. Helena Jaczek, who serves as Minister of Community and Social Services, will take on the additional role of Chair of Cabinet.

February

Poonam Puri

Osgoode professor Poonam Puri was appointed to the Ontario Securities Commission for a two-year term.

February

Juan Pascual-Leone

In recognition of his contributions to the field of psychology, Professor Emeritus Juan Pascual-Leone has been appointed a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders.

February

Ryan Maureen

Osgoode alumna Maureen E. Ryan was among the new appointees to the Queen’s Counsel in Newfoundland and Labrador.

February

The new York University and Pioneer Village TTC subway stations opened on the Keele campus on December 17, 2017 as a result of decades of collaboration between community members, the TTC and government officials at every level.

January

York University was ranked third in Canada and thirty-ninth overall in the Universitas Indonesia GreenMetric World University Rankings, which scores universities around the world on their commitment to greening their campuses and policies that support sustainability.

January

The annual York Cares Campaign raised $173,688 for the United Way of Toronto and York Region, the largest non-governmental supporter of social services in the region.

January

More than 80 faculty and staff members from across the University contributed their time and advice in the development of the University’s Canada Research Chairs Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, which will work in conjunction with the CRC Secretariat’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan. Submitted on December 15, 2017, the plan will be subject to the University’s regular governance processes after hearing from the CRC Secretariat.

January

For the seventh time in 16 years, a team from the Schulich School of Business won the Queen’s Cup at the 2018 MBA Games, an annual competition among Master of Business Administration programs at Canadian universities.

January

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design announced three new graduate degree offerings in digital media: a Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), and Doctor of Philosophy. The Master’s programs will start this fall, and the PhD program will begin in 2019.

January

Eight York community members were appointed to the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours, which recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation:

  • Lynn Factor (MSW ’88) – Member of the Order
  • Mark Breslin (BA ’73) – Member of the Order
  • Dale H. Lastman (JD ’82) – Member of the Order
  • Barbara Neis (BA ’75) – Member of the Order
  • Alberto Manguel (LLD [Hons.] ’15) – Officer of the Order
  • Saul Feldberg (LLD [Hons.] ’04) – Member of the Order
  • Janine Brodie, former faculty member – Member of the Order
  • Bernard Sherman, donor – Member of the Order

 

January

Victoria Lean

Victoria Lean, who graduated with a joint Master of Business Administration and Master of
Fine Arts from York, received the DOC Institute 2017 Vanguard Award, which recognizes an
innovative up-and-coming documentary filmmaker.

January

Three Kinesiology professors were recognized for their contributions to teaching, research and service during the annual Faculty of Health awards:

  • Nicolette Richardson – Teaching Award
  • Christopher Perry – Research Award
  • Rebecca Bassett-Gunter – Service Award

January

Schulich Professor Matthias Kipping, Richard E. Waugh Chair in Business History, received
the prestigious Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his efforts to promote dialogue between business historians and management scholars.

January

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies recognized students for their outstanding academic performance at the 2017 Dean’s Awards for Academic Excellence.

January

The Art Gallery of York University won four awards and one honourable mention at the
Ontario Association of Art Galleries 2017 Awards Gala:

  • Emelie Chhangur – Major Text over 5,000 Words (Curatorial Writing Awards) for Paving it Forth
  • Sameer Farooq – Creative Campaigning (Public Program Award) for Behind the Eyes
  • Black Dog Publishing & AGYU – Art Book (Design Awards) for Marlon Griffith: Symbols of Endurance
  • Megan Toye – First Exhibition in a Public Art Gallery (Exhibition Awards) for After great pain, a formal feeling comes…
  • Gabriel Levine – Honorable Mention (Art Writing Award) for On Splendour, in the publication Marlon Griffith: Symbols of Endurance

 

January

The annual silent auction hosted by Las Nubes Students Association in partnership with the Las Nubes Alumni Network raised $1,500 towards the reconstruction of a bridge in the Las Nubes corridor that was damaged after recent hurricanes. The funds will also support the community learning and educational resource centre La Casita Azul.

January

The Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Scholars Reception honoured recipients of major internal and external research scholarships, including more than $31 million in federal, provincial and other major external awards from 2013-2016, and approximately $63.3 million in York University awards from 2012-16.

January

Osgoode Professional Development was recognized as a Silver winner in the Most Improved category for the redesign of its visual assets at the 26th Annual UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar held in Washington, D.C.

January

Undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Public Policy & Administration
in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies were recognized for their service and
presented awards during the annual celebration of service:

  • Munisha Basiram – Undergraduate Student Award
  • Shireen Salti – Graduate Student Award
  • Ashley Cabral – Emerging Leader Award
  • Najva Mohammad Amin – Emerging Leader Award
  • Tanya Waugh – Alumni Award
  • Shovan Chakraborty, Salvatore D’Agostino, Rathsara Illangasinghe, Eric Lothman and
    Hannah Ross – Best Team Award (not pictured)

 

January

Mesostoma ehrenbergii

A photo of Mesostoma ehrenbergii, a species of aquatic flatworm, taken by graduate students Eleni Fegaras and Chun Chih Chen was selected as one of thirteen winning entries of RayBiotech’s 2018 Calendar Photo Contest.

January

Sampa Bhadra

Faculty of Science Professor Sampa Bhadra has been invited to be a member of the International Advisory committee for LISHEP 2018 (XIV International School on High Energy Physics) to be held at the Universidade Federal da Bahia (Brazil) in September 2018.

January

LA&PS Writing Prize

Twelve students from across the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies were recognized as winners of the annual LA&PS Writing Prize.

January

Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage project

The Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage project at York University has been invited by the Art Gallery of Ontario to be part of the curatorial team for a major exhibit this summer that will showcase the work of Inuit artists Kenojuak Ashevak and her nephew Timootee (Tim) Pitsiulak.

January

Alyssa Fearon

Schulich alumna Alyssa Fearon will curate the new Scarborough portion of the Toronto night-time arts festival Nuit Blanche this year.

January

Jianhong Wu

A study published by Faculty of Science Professor Jianhong Wu titled “Analyzing the Potential Risk of Climate Change on Lyme Disease in Eastern Ontario, Canada Using Time Series Remotely Sensed Temperature Data and Tick Population Modelling,” has been recommended in F1000Prime as being of special significance in its field.

January

As the oldest and largest program in Canada that grants degrees in Gender and Women’s Studies and Sexuality Studies, the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies in LA&PS celebrated its 20th anniversary this month.

January

Osgoode Professor Obiora Okafor was appointed Independent Expert to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

January

Yvette Munro

Yvette Munro, who served as Director of Academic Partnerships and Planning in the Office of the Vice-Provost, was appointed Executive Director of the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer, effective January 15, 2018.

January

Ijade Maxwell-Rodrigues

Ijade Maxwell-Rodrigues, who served as Chief of Staff and Director, Government Relations in the Office of the President, was appointed York’s Chief of Government and Community Relations.

January

Anne London-Weinstein

Osgoode alumna Anne London-Weinstein was appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario in Toronto.

January

Bernard Lightman

Professor Bernard Lightman was elected president of the History of Science Society, the oldest society dedicated to understanding science, technology, medicine and their interactions with society in their historical context, and will serve a two-year term in this role.

January, 2018

Nadia Danyluk

Alumna Nadia Danyluk has been promoted from youth services librarian to deputy chief librarian of the Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library.

January

Dr. Michael Gardam

Dr. Michael Gardam, who was previously the director of the healthcare leadership development program with the Schulich Executive Education Centre, was appointed Chief of Staff to North York’s Humber River Hospital.

January

Angela Veri

First General, specialists in property damage restoration, has appointed alumna Angela Veri Executive Vice President, Strategic Partnerships.

January, 2018

Linda Peake

LA&PS Professor Linda Peake was awarded $2.5 million in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for an international research project on how rapid urbanization is affecting the lives of women living in poverty in the global south.

December

Four graduate students received Canada Graduate Scholarships in honour of Nelson
Mandela for their research in areas he championed. Doctoral recipients receive funding of
$35,000 per year for three years, and master’s recipients receive funding of $17,500 over
one year. Recipients of the scholarships are:

  • Raghed Charabaty, MFA student, Department of Cinema and Media Studies
  • Kyla Baird, PhD student, Department of Psychology
  • Matthew Robertshaw, PhD student, Department of History
  • Reena Shadaan, PhD student, Faculty of Environmental Studies

 

December

Glendon researchers Guy Proulx and Kristoffer Romero received $240,000 in funding from
the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation to develop the North-South Brain Health
Educational Course Initiative, a new course on cognitive impairment that seeks to make an
impact in healthcare access for Franco-Ontarians.

December

Mark Terry

Faculty of Environmental Studies PhD candidate Mark Terry launched the Youth Climate
Report at the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention
on Climate Change in Germany. Terry’s project includes nearly 300 videos on global climate
change research produced by young people, and is designed to provide a voice for the
communities of global youth and global science.

December

York University announced the official opening of YSpace, a new innovation and
entrepreneurship centre in Markham, with Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti and International Trade Minister Michael Chan on hand to view a showcase of innovative technologies and products from student entrepreneurs.

December

The Government of Canada appointed three Faculty of Science professors to Canada
Research Chair positions. They will receive over $2.9 million in total funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.
The chairholders are:

  • Thomas Baumgartner, Professor in the Department of Chemistry
  • Raymond Kwong, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology
  • Christopher Caputo, Professor in the Department of Chemistry

December

Leah Vosko

LA&PS Professor Leah Vosko was renewed as Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender and Work. She will receive $1.4 million in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

December

York University’s top academic student-athletes were honoured at the Department of Athletics & Recreation’s annual Academic All-Canadian Luncheon.

December

Jigar Ganatra

Glendon Communications student Jigar Ganatra won a sponsorship to attend the Canadian Conference on Student Leadership in Vancouver.

December

Health Professor Susan Murtha and LA&PS Professor Diane Woody created a First Year Experience Toolkit to support the success of new students as they transition to university.

December

Amro Zayed’

Professor Amro Zayed’s landmark study on the influence of neonicotinoids on honey bee health informed a global environmental policy debate, with the UK’s Expert Committee on Pesticides referencing Zayed’s Science article in their published assessment backing the ban on neonicotinoid pesticides across Europe.

December

Patrick Alcedo

Professor Patrick Alcedo’s film, A Piece of Paradise, won two 2017 Reel Asian Awards: the National Bank Best First Feature Film Award and the Centennial Best Canadian Film Award.

December

Students Gurpreet Singh, Mathurayine Kandasamy, and Chelsea Gomes won first, second and third place, respectively, in the #MyExperienceYU photo contest, which received more than 700 submissions that captured students’ experiences of experiential education at  York.

December

Ray Jayawardhana

Dean of Science Ray Jayawardhana delivered the inaugural Distinguished Lecture on exoplanets for the Oxford Network for Planets in the Universe series at the University of Oxford.

December

Jinyan Li

Osgoode Professor Jinyan Li received the Canadian Tax Federation’s prestigious 2017 Lifetime Contribution Award for her work in Canadian and international tax literature.

December

Wardah Behzad

Recent graduate Wardah Behzad won the 2017 York Centre for Asian Research Undergraduate Essay Award for her essay on the analysis of experiences of women’s oppression and agency in Pakistan.

December

Six professors were honoured by the Royal Society of Canada at the Celebration of Excellence in Winnipeg:

  • Deanne Williams, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (Inducted)
  • Richard C. Hoffmann, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (Inducted)
  • David McNab, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (Inducted)
  • Marcel Martel, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (Inducted)
  • Russell Belk, Schulich School of Business (Elected)
  • Lesley A. Jacobs, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (Inducted)

 

December

Raj Anand

Previously an adjunct professor at the Osgoode Hall Law School, Raj Anand was honoured with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Ontario.

December

Lora Appel

Postdoctoral research fellow Lora Appel received the 2017 Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from the National Communication Association.

December

Faghya Samra Shafiq

Schulich School of Business graduate Faghya Samra Shafiq captured the prestigious Ontario Gold Medal awarded by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) as the top writer of the Common Final Examination (CFE) in the province.

December

Santiago Lopera and Nicole Tsinas are members of the team that won first place in the Schulich regional of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Global Partnerships Case Competition.

December

David Vaver

IP Osgoode and Osgoode Hall Law School hosted a special symposium entitled ‘Intellectual Property: Fuel for the Fire or Shelf Life of a Banana?’ in honour of Professor David Vaver.

December

Jimmy Huang

LA&PS Professor Jimmy Huang has been selected as a Distinguished Member by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for outstanding scientific contributions to computing.

December

Rebecca Pillai Riddell

Faculty of Health Professor Rebecca Pillai Riddell was appointed Associate Vice-President Research at York University.

December

Poonam Puri

Osgoode Professor Poonam Puri was appointed to the inaugural Board of Directors of the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

December

Rob Hines

A member of the International Advisory Council at Schulich and executive director of Schulich’s Career Development Centre, Rob Hines joined the advisory board of independent investment bank Origin Merchant Partners.

December

Sheilah L. Martin

Sheilah L. Martin, who was previously a visiting professor at Osgoode, was appointed the new justice to the Supreme Court of Canada.

December

Campbell Harvey

Noted economist Campbell Harvey (MBA ’83) joined investment manager firm Research Affiliates as a partner and senior advisor.

December

Isaac Gould

Isaac Gould, who was a sessional lecturer at the Schulich School of Business, was appointed CEO of In-Common Laboratories, a laboratory diagnostic brokerage company.

December

Monique Lafontaine

Monique Lafontaine, who graduated with a Master of Laws from York, has been appointed the Commissioner for Ontario of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

December

Paul Boniferro

Osgoode alumnus Paul Boniferro (’91) will be appointed Deputy Attorney General of Ontario effective January 3, 2018.

December

Lisa Philipps

Women’s Executive Network has named Interim Provost Lisa Philipps one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women for 2017.

November

Corporate Knights ranked Schulich’s MBA program #2 in the world for responsible business in their 2017 Better World MBA Ranking issue.

November

Financial and Business Economics student Kevin Chau made history as the first entrepreneur to make a deal with all six investors on the CBC television show Dragons Den. Summary Scanner, the innovative mobile app he pitched, reduces reading time by summarizing key points of text from a picture.

November

The Lions field hockey team won the Ontario University Athletics championship for the first time since 1996, and were also U SPORTS silver medalists.

November

Professor John E. Moores and four other researchers in his Planetary Volatiles Laboratory at Lassonde received NASA’s Group Achievement Award for their contributions to the Mars Science Laboratory’s (popularly known as Curiosity Rover) first extended mission. This will be the twelfth time in the past six years that researchers from the Laboratory have won the Group Achievement Award.

November

Students and alumni from the Department of History were recognized at the 2017 Heritage Toronto Awards:

  • PhD graduate Jay Young won the Short Publications Award.
  • PhD graduate Daniel Ross was nominated for the Short Publications Award.
  • MA student Morgan Cameron Ross was nominated for the Public History Award.

 

November

The Lions men’s soccer team defeated the Carleton Ravens to win their fourth Ontario University Athletics banner in five seasons.

November

Osgoode Professor and lawyer Faisal Kutty was awarded the Platinum Award of Excellence for community service & leadership at the 2017 Muslim Awards for Excellence Gala.

November

Thirteen professors at Lassonde have been awarded more than $2.2 million in Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada. In the 2017 competition, all Lassonde professors who applied for a renewal, and 80 per cent of the firsttime applicants, were successful. Recipients of the Discovery Grants are:

  • Michael Brown, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Marcus Brubaker, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Suprakash Datta, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Manos Papangelis, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • William Colgan, Department of Earth and Space Science & Engineering
  • Mojgan Jadidi Mardkheh, Department of Earth and Space Science & Engineering
  • Jinjun Shan, Department of Earth and Space Science & Engineering
  • Jian-Guo Wang, Department of Earth and Space Science & Engineering
  • Hossein Kassiri, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Usman Khan, Department of Civil Engineering
  • Dan Palermo, Department of Civil Engineering
  • Alidad Amirfazli, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Paul O’Brien, Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

November

Faculty of Science Professors Wendy Taylor and Thilo Womelsdorf, as well as Social Science Professor Les Jacobs, are among the researchers who are recipients of a Canada Foundation for Innovation investment of more than $554 million.

November

Lassonde Master’s student Everett Snieder and his team won the Water Environment Federation’s 2017 Design Competition for their redesign of Toronto’s Exhibition Place using low-impact development techniques.

November

History Professor Edward Jones-Imhotep received the prestigious 2017 Abbot Payson sher Prize from the Society for the History of Technology for his article on pianist Glenn Gould’s use of recording media.

November

First-year student and Lions field hockey player Jaslan Stirling was named Co-Most Valuable Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year by Ontario University Athletics.

November

Lassonde Professor Costas Armenakis was awarded the Canadian Institute of Geomatics’ 2017 Geomatica Award for his exceptional contributions to the advancement of  eomatics in Canada.

November

Faculty of Education Professor Deborah Britzman was featured in the Distinguished Visitor Lecture series at the University of Alberta.

November

Professors Emeriti Judith Nagata and Penny Van Esterik were honoured at the 33rd Biennial Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies for their contributions to the field.

November

Alumna Megan Leslie (BA ’99) has been appointed the first female president of World Wildlife Fund Canada.

November

Professor Ruth Koleszar-Green has been appointed the inaugural special advisor to the president on Indigenous initiatives.

November

York University and Fermilab announced an agreement to jointly appoint a research scientist who will participate in the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

November

York researchers received more than $3M from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the single largest award the University has received from the CFI. The infrastructure for this  work will be aligned with a Canada First Research Excellence Fund grant for the Vision: Science to Applications program, which supports research across a wide range of applications of vision science, including basic visual function, computer vision, and object recognition.

October

Lilly Singh

York alumna and internet personality Lilly Singh (BA ‘10) was named one of Time’s 2017 Next Generation Leaders for her efforts to empower young women.

October

York University was named a finalist in the Innovation category of the Markham Board of Trade’s 2017 Business Excellence Awards.

October

The Lions football team claimed its first Argo Cup since 2012 with a victory over the rival Toronto Varsity Blues in the 48th annual Red & Blue Bowl at Alumni Field.

October

Four exceptional individuals were recognized with honorary degrees at Fall Convocation:

  • Ronald Mock, business leader
  • Angela Robertson, public servant, social justice advocate
  • Rudy Bratty, lawyer, developer, philanthropist
  • Vincent Tao, global educator, innovator, entrepreneur

October

Forbes magazine ranked Schulich first in Canada and eighth in the world among two-year MBA programs outside the US. Schulich was also ranked fourth in the world among all two-year MBA programs in terms of the length of time it takes graduates to recoup their investment in an MBA degree.

October

Osgoode alumnus Jagmeet Singh (LLB ’05) was elected leader of the federal New Democratic Party.

October

In honour of the Invictus Games, York announced the York University Service Award, which will provide up to $20,000 over four years to a York student with a disability who has either served in the Armed Forces or is the child of a member of the Armed Forces.

October

Paco Lui

First year student Paco Lui won the Skills Ontario Scholarship Award after receiving a Bronze medal in the Skills Ontario Competition, the largest skilled trade and technology competition in Canada.

October

Four professors from the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies were elected to the Royal Society of Canada:

  • Richard C. Hoffman, History
  • David McNab, Equity Studies
  • Marcel Martel, History
  • Lesley A. Jacobs, Social Science

October

The Faculty of Science received a gift of $500,000 from the Carswell Family Foundation toward a new, one-metre custom telescope. The observatory has been renamed the Allan I. Carswell Astronomical Observatory in honour of his contributions to the University.

October

Syrus Marcus Ware

Syrus Marcus Ware, a PhD student and Vanier Scholar, won the TD Arts Diversity Award, which celebrates a community-engaged artist who is making a significant contribution in Toronto.

October

Jessica Rumboldt

Doctoral student Jessica Rumboldt won the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize in the Reconciliation category for her ideas on the over-representation of Indigenous female offenders in the criminal justice system.

October

Faculty of Health Dean Paul MacDonald and Psychology Professor Joel Katz were inducted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

October

Professor Marcia Rioux

Founder of York’s Critical Disability Studies Program, Professor Marcia Rioux was named the recipient of the Apolinario Mabini Memorial Award for her work in social justice and advancing global disability rights.

October

Dr. Andrea Davis

Department of Humanities Chair Dr. Andrea Davis received the Renaissance Award at the Afroglobal Television Excellence Awards for her dedication to promoting “positive consciousness in society.”

October

Naomi Norquay

Professor Naomi Norquay was awarded the Hugh Taylor Prize for her article An Accidental Archive of the Old Durham Road: Reclaiming a Black Pioneer Settlement in Archivaria, The Journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists.

October

The Faculty of Environmental Studies launched its first full Semester Abroad program at
York’s EcoCampus in Las Nubes Forest Reserve in Costa Rica, attracting 53 students from
across six York Faculties.

October

Willem Maas

Glendon Professor Willem Maas has been awarded a five-year Insight Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to pursue a research project on Canadian citizenship laws and policies.

October

Inclusion Lens

The Lassonde School of Engineering and the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion collaborated to develop the Inclusion Lens, an online tool created to increase inclusion and accessibility for the University’s nearly 500 orientation week campus events.

October

Emily Leahy

Glendon student Emily Leahy received a prestigious Killam Fellowship from Fulbright Canada that will fund a semester-long exchange to Arizona State University.

October

Elder Pinzon Guerra

Physics and Astronomy PhD student Elder Pinzon Guerra was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

October

Twelve York graduate students earned awards for research in Asia and Asian Diaspora from the York Centre for Asian Research:

  • Meghna George, Social Anthropology
  • Amardeep Kaur, Geography
  • Conely de Leon, Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies
  • Thrmiga Sathiyamoorthy, Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mohammad Hasan, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Sangyoo Lee, Social Work (Not pictured)
  • Rupinder Minhas, Geography
  • Kimberly Roberts, Geography
  • Robin Verrall, Political Science
  • Sarah Allen, Geography
  • Jill Fulton, Social Anthropology
  • Kyle Gibson, Environmental Studies

 

October

Catherine Tsouvaltsidis

Lassonde alumna Catherine Tsouvaltsidis received the Northern Lights Aero Foundation’s 2017 Engineering Award for her contributions to the field of space engineering and for laying the groundwork for other women to excel in the industry.

October

Professor Avis Devine

Professor Avis Devine of Schulich was awarded the 2017 Nick Tyrell Research Prize for a paper she co-authored on the effects of sustainable real estate investment.

October

Schulich and Deloitte announced plans to create the Deloitte Cognitive Analytics and Visualization Lab to foster advances in the visualization and interpretation of big data analytics.

October

The Faculty of Graduate Studies honoured Professor Pat Armstrong with the Faculty’s inaugural Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award, recognizing her exemplary support for postdoctoral scholars at the University.

October

Kate Allen, reporter at the Toronto Star, and Matt McGrath, environment correspondent at the BBC, have been selected as the inaugural York Science Communicators in Residence. The program aims to recognize outstanding science journalists and to promote excellence in science-related communications.

October

John Aggrey

Lassonde PhD student John Aggrey won best presentation award at the Institute of Navigation’s ION GNSS+ 2017 conference, the world’s largest conference on Global Navigation Satellite Systems.

October

Four outstanding York University alumni were the recipients of the Bryden Alumni Awards, which celebrate University alumni who have made remarkable contributions to their fields, communities and to the University:

  • Colleen Johnston (BBA ’82)
  • Rudy Buttignol (BFA ’82)
  • Abdullah Merei (BA Sc ’09, MBA ’15)
  • J. Mark Lievonen, (BBA ’79, MBA ’87, LLD [Hon.] ’15)

October

Lions women's tennis

The Lions women’s tennis team won the silver medal at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championships for the third straight year.

October

Nigel Lockyer

Alumnus Nigel Lockyer (BSc Spec. Hons. ‘75) has been reappointed director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

October

Professor Mary Condon will be appointed Interim Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School, following the departure of Dean Lorne Sossin in April 2018.

October

Abidin Kusno

Professor Abidin Kusno was appointed director of the York Centre for Asian Research, which is committed to analyzing the experiences of Asian communities in Canada and around the world.

October

York University was ranked among 227 schools on Sierra Club’s Cool Schools list, which grades post-secondary institutions on their sustainability practices.

September

A study by York biologists on the effects of pesticides on honeybees was published in the journal Science.

September

Empower, a team of Schulich student entrepreneurs, was one of six finalists to compete for the prestigious Hult Prize. Their project is aimed at bringing low-cost connectivity to refugee camps and other populations in need.

September

The Archives Unleashed project by York University and the University of Waterloo was awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop tools to make internet archives accessible for researchers.

September

Leading the Modern University, a book written by York University’s past Presidents, was
nominated for a Heritage Toronto Historical Writing Award.

September

Seven York community members were appointed to the Order of Canada:

  • Joseph Arvay, honorary degree recipient (LLD ’16)
  • Cathy Crowe, honorary degree recipient (LLD ’10)
  • Peter Herrndorf, honorary degree recipient (LLD ’89)
  • Christopher House, alumnus (BFA ’79)
  • Bryan Tisdall, alumnus (MBA ’77)
  • Lorne Waldman, former faculty member and alumnus (LLB ’77)
  • The Honourable Marshall Rothstein, former faculty member

 

September

YU START, York’s New Student Transition Program, was awarded the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) Innovation Award and the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) Quality and Productivity Award.

September

Professors Joel Katz and Jonathan Edmondson were recognized as the 2017 recipients of the Distinguished Research Professorship at Spring Convocation.

September

Dawn Bazely

Biology Professor Dawn Bazely received the title of University Professor at Spring Convocation.

September

York alumnus Scott McLean joined CNN’s Denver bureau as a correspondent.

September

Professors Roger Keil, Carolyn Podruchny, and Poonam Puri were awarded Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Grants.

September

Mamdouh Shoukri

President Emeritus Mamdouh Shoukri received a Distinguished Service Award from Tennis Canada.

September

Five PhD students received Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships for their leadership and
scholarly achievements:

  • Tyrone Hall, Communication & Culture
  • Elan Marchinko, Theatre & Performance Studies
  • Kam Phung, Administration
  • Claudia Sicondolfo, Cinema & Media Studies
  • Erica Tatham, Psychology

September

Dr. Carla Lipsig-Mummé

Social Science Professor Dr. Carla Lipsig-Mummé named one of three finalists for the
2017 SSHRC Impact Awards Partnership Award.

September

Six new members were inducted into York University’s Sport Hall of Fame:

  • Peter Bedard, tennis
  • Jeff Johnson, football
  • Melanie Roach, hockey
  • Greg Rolston, hockey
  • Frank Cosentino, former football coach
  • Patricia Murray, administrator

September

Paul Delaney

Science Professor Paul Delaney received the Klumpke-Roberts Award from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for his outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy.

September

Incoming students Nathan Stachow and Kezia Johnson were awarded Schulich Leader Scholarships to pursue studies in STEM.

September

Five York PhDs received funded, one-year postdoctoral research positions through the York Postdoctoral Fellowship program:

  • Leah Keating, Department of Psychology
  • Melanie McBride, Faculty of Education
  • Emily McGiffin, Faculty of Environmental Studies
  • Rehan Siddiqui, Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering
  • Hyekyoung Sung, Department of Biology

September

Brittany Crew

Former Lions athlete Brittany Crew finished in sixth place in the shot put at the world championships in London, becoming the first Canadian woman to finish among the top eight.

September

Distinguished Research Professor and Order of Canada Officer Ellen Bialystok received an honorary degree from the University of Oslo.

September

Graduate student Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu (fourth from right) and team won first place at NLEASH Innovation Lab 2017 in the Education & ICT category for proposing a initiative that would improve access to interpreters for the deaf in Kenya.

September

Karl Moore

Schulich School alumnus Karl Moore (PhD ’95) was nominated for the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award for his contributions to the study of leadership.

September

Margarita Feliciano

Professor Emerita Margarita Feliciano was named Officer of the Order of May, one of Argentina’s highest civilian honours.

September

Ron Burke

Schulich Professor Emeritus Ron Burke received the 2017 Career Achievement Award for distinguished Scholar-Practitioner, presented by the Academy of Management.

September

Lassonde students Benjamin Brunson, Justine Abdelshahid and Stephen Kosmachuk were presented with certificates acknowledging their success in the ECCE App Challenge at the Esri User Conference Award Ceremony in San Diego.

September

Natasha Henry

PhD student Natasha Henry received the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario’s 2017 Curriculum Development Award for her classroom resources for Black History Month.

September

Professors Peter Backx, Yvonne Bohr and Chun Peng were awarded a combined $2,723,399 in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to advance health- elated investigations in areas of social/cultural health and biomedical health.

September

James Elder

Lassonde Professor James Elder was awarded a $4-million Ontario Research Fund (ORF) grant to support sustainable urban mobility.

September

David L. Wiesenthal

Professor Emeritus David L. Wiesenthal earned a Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) Lifetime Achievement Award for his traffic psychology research and dedicated service.

September

Five York University professors received a total of $698,063 in funding through the Canadian Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund to pursue groundbreaking research:

  • Magdalena Krol (Lassonde)
  • Jinjun Shan (Lassonde)
  • Jennifer Korosi (LA&PS)
  • Amy Muise (Health)
  • Leah Vosko (LA&PS)

September

Elsabeth Jensen

Associate Professor Elsabeth Jensen was selected by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) for inclusion in its “150 Nurses for Canada” campaign for her work pioneering health innovation in Canada.

September

Janice Fukakusa

Schulich alumna Janice Fukakusa (MBA ’79) was appointed the first Chair of the Board of the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

September

Julie Payette

Former astronaut and York University honorary doctorate recipient Julie Payette (Hon. DSc ’10) was appointed the 29th Governor General of Canada. She will be the fourth woman to hold the title.

September

Dr. Carl James

Dr. Carl James, Jean Augustine Chair in Education, was appointed expert advisor on equity in education to Ontario’s Premier, Minister of Education, Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care, and Ministry of Education.

September