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Truth and Reconciliation chair addresses Canada and global indigeneity

Justice Murray Sinclair, senator and former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, will examine what Canada can learn from indigenous societies around the world on Sept. 29 at the annual Avie Bennett Historica Canada Public Lecture in Canadian History. Sinclair’s talk, “Indigeneity, the World, and Canada” will address what non-Aboriginal Canadians should […]

YorkU celebrates successful launch of OSIRIS-REx

OSIRIS-REx — the first-ever sampling mission by NASA to the distant asteroid Bennu — was successfully launched into space on Sept. 8 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The mission will revolutionize our understanding of asteroids and the origins of the universe. Attending the launch in Florida as the Canadian scientific lead for […]

Study of Historical Portrayal of Indigenous People Wins National Dissertation Award

A successful author of books on history, business, and sport has won Canada’s Distinguished Dissertation Award for 2016. “Stone of Power,” York History PhD Douglas Hunter’s study of how North America’s Indigenous people have been portrayed and their cultural history sometimes erased, was the ultimate choice of the judges. The 57-year-old Hunter has several writing […]

Lassonde prof's research has applications in Arctic safety and nuclear waste

Research by a professor at the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University has significant applications in determining the long-term safety of storage of nuclear waste, and for civil infrastructure in Canada’s north. Professor Jit Sharma and colleagues at the University of Manitoba have developed an easy-to-use mathematical model that captures the effect of temperature-dependent […]

York U's world leading vision research program receives Canada's premiere grant

York University’s world class expertise in vision research is being recognized by the government of Canada with the nation’s most prestigious research grant. A $33.3 million Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) grant will support the Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) program. The investment funds research across a wide range of applications of vision science, […]