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Seven graduate researchers awarded thesis prizes

Seven York graduate students celebrated the receipt of their Thesis & Dissertation Prizes with faculty colleagues and program directors at a recent luncheon honouring their research contributions. “This is one of those great opportunities where we get to celebrate the excellent work of our students,” said Fahim Quadir, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Graduate […]

Top Scholars Helping Improve Lives for People with Autism

With autism spectrum disorders continuing to rise, Ontario is funding new research into the needs of women seeking help with the disorder and the differences in the way those with autism process information. Through the 2017 Autism Scholars Awards, administered by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), two York University scholars — PhD student Rebecca […]

Kenneth and Sylvia Marantz Fellowship for Picturebook Research awarded to York PhD candidate

Stacey Bliss, a second-year PhD candidate at York University in the Faculty of Education, has earned the 2017 Kenneth and Sylvia Marantz Fellowship for Picturebook Research, which encourages and engages scholars from around the world with the resources of the Marantz Picturebook Collection. The research fellowship is offered through the Kent State University School of […]

Non-profit led by York alumna provides MES student with rich internship experience

York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) is providing opportunities for current students and alumni to work together through enriched mentorship and real-life work experiences. Master of Environmental Studies (MES) candidate Craig Stephens recently completed an internship with Plug’n Drive, a non-profit organization lead by York alumna Cara Clairman (MES LLB ’93) that is accelerating […]

Iqaluit could start running out of fresh water by 2024

Without action, the supply of fresh water in Iqaluit will begin to dwindle by 2024 due to climate change and increased demand, research led by York University has found. “Extreme climates make the management of fresh water difficult, but add climate change to the mix, along with too few financial and human resources, and northern […]