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FGS Dean hosts informal drop-in for grad students

Barbara Crow, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Associate Vice-President Graduate, encourages current graduate students to attend the Dean’s Cafe, a friendly, informal opportunity to connect and have your voice heard concerning graduate education at York University. The Dean’s Cafe takes place on Tuesday, August 25th from 4:00-5:00 pm in Rm. 232 York Lanes. Light […]

York PhD student carries torch in Pan Am relay

A third-year York Kinesiology PhD student was one of the torch carriers in the relay that opened the recently completed Pan Am Games. Chris Chen, a member of Dr. David Hood’s lab in the Faculty of Health, also volunteered at the games as an Event Services Team Leader and was located at the new York […]

Top graduate students celebrated with Governor General’s Gold Medal

David Moffette, a PhD graduate in Sociology, and Sarah D’Amour, a Master’s graduate in Psychology are this year’s recipients of the Governor General’s Gold Medal—awarded to the graduate students with the highest academic standing. Prof. Lorna Erwin, Graduate Program Director in Sociology, said Mr. Moffette’s dissertation Governing Irregular Migration: Logics and practices in Spanish immigration […]

Guyana: mental illness, witchcraft and the highest suicide rate in the world

My name is Savitri Persaud, and I am a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Graduate Department of Social and Political Thought. My SSHRC-funded research analyzes Caribbean narratives and interpretations of mental health, disablement, and violence – particularly the ways in which associations are made between “madness”, religion, and demonic/spirit possession in Guyana. Mental health is […]

York grad student one of SSHRC’s five best storytellers

York University graduate student Tanya Elchuk has a story to tell about theatre and cognitive neuroscience. Elchuk, who has just completed a master’s degree in theatre in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, is among the five best “storytellers” chosen from among a field of 25 finalists in a national competition held by the Social Sciences […]