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Sorbara named York University chancellor

Greg Sorbara

By Leslie Ferenc When he graduated from York University, it never occurred to Greg Sorbara he’d return 36 years later as chancellor of his alma mater. “Very few would have thought it,” the former Ontario cabinet minister joked during an interview Monday after it was announced he will serve as the university’s 13th chancellor. Sorbara is an alumnus of York’s ... Read More »

The fear of offending is sapping universities of common sense

York University

BY EMMETT MACFARLANE It is tempting to view the recent controversy at York University, in which the administration apparently admonished a professor who refused a student’s request to be excused from work with female students on religious grounds, as just another in a long line of “reasonable accommodation” disputes in Canada. The need for reasonable accommodation lies at the core ... Read More »

Ontario universities working together to create more online learning opportunities for students

online classes

Ontario universities are joining forces to expand online learning for students in the province and beyond, and are using technology to meet the growing demand for courses and programs delivered outside the traditional classroom setting or courses that blend both traditional and electronic delivery. The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) is creating a consortium called Ontario Universities Online (OUO) that ... Read More »

2013 York University international student scholarships, Canada

York University offers Undergraduate Scholarships for International Student in the field of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Glendon, Health, Lassonde School of Engineering, Science in Canada  About Scholarship: Established for international undergraduate applicants, recognizing academic excellence, leadership qualities, exceptional community service and individual achievement.  Study Subjects: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Glendon, ... Read More »

Canadian universities copying US schools to woo top students

How badly does York University want Isabel Ng-Lai as a student? A York recruiter drove to her Scarborough high school this week to hand the Grade 12 super-star a juicy four-year $24,000 scholarship face to face. With her principal and teacher giving high-fives and taking photos, Isabel also got the promise of a single room in the residence of her ... Read More »

Canada: Universities woo top students with home visits, special perqs and congratulatory T-shirts

How badly does York University want Isabel Ng-Lai as a student? A York recruiter drove to her Scarborough high school this week to hand the Grade 12 super-star a juicy four-year $24,000 scholarship face to face. With her principal and teacher giving high-fives and taking photos, Isabel also got the promise of a single room in the residence of her ... Read More »

Canada: Waterloo universities defend research partnership with CIGI

Both Waterloo universities defend their academic integrity following criticism levelled by Canada’s professors’ union against their research collaboration with the Waterloo-based Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). The Canadian Association of University Teachers is seeking to censure the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Toronto’s York University for their partnerships with the centre established by former Research In Motion ... Read More »

York University rated greenest university in Canada

York University has ranked first among  Canadian universities for the second year in a  row in a global campus sustainability survey.  The Toronto university was 14th in the world  among participating universities from 42  counties in the 2011 UI GreenMetric Ranking of  World Universities. The ranking is based on criteria such as energy  consumption, commuting practices, waste and  water management, ... Read More »

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