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Top graduate student receives Governor General’s gold medal

  A Governor General’s Gold Medal was awarded to Rebecca Hall, who graduated with a PhD in Political Science from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. The medal is the most prestigious recognition presented to graduate students for achieving the highest academic standing. Two other York students received this award as well, Miranda DiLorenzo and […]

Prof Drummond on what could happen after Ontario goes to the polls

  by Robert Drummond, York University, Canada Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne, left, shakes hands with Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, right, behind Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford at the end of the third and final televised debate of the Ontario election campaign on May 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn   Late Thursday […]

Prof. Karen Murray nominated for 2018 John McMenemy Prize in Political Science

    Karen Bridget Murray, associate professor in the Department of Politics at York University, has been nominated for the 2018 John McMenemy Prize by the Canadian Association of Political Science, the flagship association for the discipline in Canada. Her article “The Violence Within: Canadian Modern Statehood and the Pan-territorial Residential School System Ideal” was […]

New Canada Research Chair in Canadian Migration Policy, Impacts and Activism

Professor Ethel Tungohan was appointed as a Canada Research Chair in York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) The Government of Canada announced new Canada Research Chair recipients on May 3. Researchers at post-secondary institutions across Canada will receive $158.7 million in funding under the CRC program; for each Tier 1 appointment […]

Politics at York ranked Top 5 in Canada

  York University ranks among Canada’s top universities in many disciplines according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject report released Feb. 28. “These rankings are a reflection of York’s success in providing students access to a high-quality, research-intensive learning environment, with academic programming that is enriched by experiential learning opportunities, innovative scholars […]

Prof Agathangelou delivers two important talks to American universities

On April 9, York political science Professor Anna M. Agathangelou was invited to speak at MIT’s Program in Science, Technology and Society. Anna M. Agathangelou The title of her talk was “A Sort of Homecoming: Time and Humanitarian Innovations in Cyprus Post-Conflict.” The talk traced the post-1974 humanitarian interventions in Cyprus to redress the problem […]

Prof Tungohan helps Toronto Catholic District School Board teachers launch Filipino curriculum

A collaborative project between York University and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) to create curriculum content that reflects the cultural identity of Filipino students officially launched in March. York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) faculty associates and TCDSB teachers and staff introduced the final products of the Philippine Arts and Social Sciences in […]

International conference 'Marx's Capital after 150 Years: Critique and Alternative to Capitalism' attracts 1,000+

  An international conference to mark  the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Marx’s Capital was held May 24 to 26 at York University. Organized by Marx Collegium (York University), under the directorship of Marcello Musto, associate professor of sociology, the conference brought together some of the leading scholars in the fields of sociology, political science, and […]

York researchers participate in national consultations on women, peace and security

  Three researchers from York University travelled to Ottawa to participate in national consultations aimed at guiding the development of Canada’s next National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security. The consultations, which took place April 20 and 21, brought together approximately 90 key stakeholders from the government, military and police, civil society and […]

International scholars to lead 'Politics of the Possible' workshop

  York University's Department of Political Science will host a community participant and graduate student centred workshop entitled "The Politics of the Possible: Community Engagement in Momentous Times" on May 2 and 3. The event is envisioned as a space for progressive activists, community organizers and academics to share knowledge, build relationships and mobilize to counter domination […]