Master’s student receives 2016 Green Talents award for sustainability work

Environmental Studies master’s student Darnel Harris has been awarded a 2016 Green Talents award for his work on advancing sustainability. Since 2009, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” to promote the international exchange of ideas regarding green […]

Four Vanier scholarship recipients announced at York

Alison Humphrey, Zachary Lomo, Jesse Thistle, and Syrus Marcus Ware have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, one of the most prestigious graduate scholarships in Canada. Recipients receive $50,000 annually for up to three years to support their doctoral research, and are selected based on their leadership skills and high standards of […]

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 […]