Kudos Reports:

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