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 […]

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, June 30th from 4:00-5:00 pm in Rm. 232 York Lanes. Light […]

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 […]

NSERC awards more than $3.3 million to York-led research partnerships

Two industry-academic partnerships led by York University have received a total of $3,300,000 through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada‘s (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Grants Program. James Elder, professor in the Lassonde School of Engineering’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Faculty of Health’s Department of […]