Kudos Reports:
Rebecca Pillai Riddell

Professor and Associate Vice-President Research Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell was awarded the 2019 Jeffrey Lawson Award for Advocacy in Children’s Pain for her excellence in the field of pain management and her impact as a mentor to young scholars studying behavioural pain responses.

November

Matt Galloway

York alumnus and honorary degree recipient Matt Galloway (BA ’94; LLD ’17) was named the 2018 NOW Magazine best radio personality.

November

Lassonde grad students

Lassonde graduate students Zhongpan Wu and Karim Hammad have won two industry awards for their work on custom computers’ DNA sequencing capabilities:

  • Best Live Demo Award from the 61st IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems;
  • Industrial Collaboration Award from CMC Microsystem’s TEXPO/Innovation 360 Symposium.

November

Dwayne Brown

PhD student Dwayne Brown won Metroland Media Toronto’s Urban Hero award in the Social Issues (People’s Choice) category for his work with Generation Chosen, an organization he co-founded that provides mentorship to youth in the Jane-Finch neighbourhood.

November

James Jung

Undergraduate student James Jung took home the top prize at the Engage Undergraduate Investment Conference stock pitch competition, the largest undergraduate investing conference in the United States.

November

Schulich Corporate Knights

The Schulich School of Business was the top-ranked North American business school in sustainability education, according to 2018 Better World MBA Ranking by Corporate Knights Magazine. The ranking also placed the Schulich MBA program third in the world.

November

OUA champions

The York Lions Men’s Soccer Team won the OUA Blackwood Cup for the second consecutive year and the fifth time in the last six years.

November

President's Ambassador Program

The inaugural cohort of students selected to participate in the President’s Ambassador Program were announced. This diverse group of multi-talented undergraduate and graduate students are engaged York community members who will share their commitment for the University through various institutional events and initiatives.

November

Indigenous launch - Acrylic painting

York launched the new Indigenous Studies program in September for the 2018-19 academic year through the Department of Equity Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Students enrolled in the program will be grounded in knowledge of Indigenous languages, cultures, traditions and languages, and will study the multiple issues faced by Indigenous communities in Canada and around the world.

November

Jennifer Chen

Faculty of Science Professor Jennifer Chen has been named to the Top 40 under 40 Power List by The Analytical Scientist Magazine in recognition of her work to create a multifaceted research program in analytical chemistry.

November

Imhotep

The Society for the History of Technology has named Professor Edward Jones-Imhotep the winner of the 2018 Sidney Edelstein Prize, which is the most prestigious book prize in the history of technology field. Jones-Imhotep is the second faculty member of a Canadian university to receive the honour in the prize’s fifty year history.

November

Schulich Asian Business Program

The Schulich Executive Education Centre’s Asian Business and Management Program won gold in the Canada China Business Council’s Educational Excellence category for demonstrating outstanding achievement in delivering China-related success.

November

Maheen and Hunter Lassonde

Lassonde students Maheen Sani and Hunter Schofield won the Co-op/Internship of the Year award in recognition of their leadership excellence and technical expertise.

November

Field hockey team

The York Lions Field Hockey Team won the 2018 OUA championship tournament, defeating the Guelph Gryphons by a score of 1-0 to bring the OUA banner home two years in a row.

November

Dancing Manilenyos

Dance professor Patrick Alcedo’s documentary Dancing Manilenyos won in the Foreign Short category at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards.

November

Isaac Garcia-Sitton

Isaac Garcia-Sitton, director of International Education and the York University English Language Institute (YUELI) at the School of Continuing Studies, has been named one of 2018’s “10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians,” a recognition presented by TD Bank and organized by the Hispanic Business Alliance.

November

Roberto Perin

Glendon professor Roberto Perin won the Historical Writing Book Award at the 2018 Toronto Heritage Awards for his book The Many Rooms of This House: Diversity in Toronto’s Places of Worship Since 1840.

November

LAWS project

The Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) Program, an innovative partnership between Osgoode Hall Law School, University of Toronto Faculty of Law and the Toronto District School Board, received a $17M Catalyst Grant from the Law Foundation of Ontario in recognition of its work to advance access to justice in Ontario.

November

YUELI

The York University English Language Institute (YUELI) has been recognized as the 2018-19 World Language School of the Year – North America by iStudy Guide. The award is the highest recognition for a language institution.

November

Team X Cyber security

York computer security students, Team X, won first prize in the Cybersecurity Higher Education Contest at the “People in Cyber Conference.”

November

CERLAC logo

York’s Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) marks its fortieth anniversary this month. CERLAC is Canada’s oldest and largest LAC research centre. The anniversary was commemorated with a talk featuring performance studies scholar Diana Taylor during the 2018 Michael Baptista Lecture.

November

Ryan Hili

Chemistry Professor Ryan Hili won the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award, a distinction that recognizes outstanding early career faculty. The award program is a commitment by Petro-Canada (now Suncor Energy Inc.) and York University to encourage excellence in teaching and research that will enrich the learning environment and contribute to society.

November

andil gosine

Faculty of Environmental Studies professor Andil Gosine won a Canada Council for the Arts Explore and Create Grant valued at $22,000 to produce a documentary related to his research on visual arts and indentureship.

November

John Tory

Several York alumni were elected or re-elected to office throughout Ontario in the most recent municipal elections, including mayor of Toronto and alumnus John Tory (LLB ’78).

November

John Moores

Lassonde Professor John Moores has been elected as a member of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in recognition of his outstanding work in the field of planetary science and space engineering.

November

amro zayed

Faculty of Science professor Amro Zayed was named President-elect of the Entomological Society of Ontario.

November

Two Osgoode Hall Law School alumni were appointed as judges to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Brampton:

  • the Honourable James Stribopoulos (LLB ‘94);
  • and Justice Susanne Boucher and Susanne Boucher (LL.B. ’96; LLM ’02).

November