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York University and Markham Public Library launch inaugural York University Scholars Hub speakers series

York University and the Markham Public Library are partnering to bring some of York’s top academic minds to York Region at the Markham Public Library’s in 2017. The York University Scholars Hub speakers series launches with a 6 month theme around Neuroscience. The Scholars Hub Speaker series will take place at the Markham Village Branch on the second Thursday of each month, located at 6031 Highway 7. Each talk starts at 7:00pm until 8:30pm, and for added convenience, childcare is provided.

Balancing Numbers and Kindness: Alumnus Provides Experiential Learning for York’s Accounting Students

In 1999, bolstered by that encouragement from loved ones and colleagues, Amerski, who was working as a hospital pharmacy technician, enrolled as a mature part-time student at York University's School of Administrative Studies at Atkinson College, now housed within the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS). He says that York immediately felt like home. “I could relate to the large population of foreign students,” he explains. “I'd walk into my classrooms to find people of different ages, backgrounds and languages who were all there to better themselves. York had a tremendous impact on me and gave me a second chance at life; it opened doors I never even knew existed.” Those open doors of opportunity included a job upon graduation at Ernst and Young, during which he obtained his chartered accountant designation, an auditing and accounting lecturer position at York, as well as a management position at the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario.

The Toronto Alumni Reception brings Alumni together from across the GTA

Bringing together York University alumni, faculty, and staff from all walks of life, the Toronto Alumni Reception was a sold-out success held at downtown Toronto’s Aperture room. The evening featured remarks from host and York University Advisory Board (YUAB) Chair Randy Williamson (LLB '88); a presentation by York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri; and an uplifting and engaging speech by York University alumnus Karl Subban (BEd '90).

Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The York Circle @ Life Sciences Building | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2017 Lecture and Lunch Series The Office of Alumni Engagement is pleased to offer this signature speaker series that makes York’s vibrant academic and research life available to alumni and friends of the University. The York[...]
SPIN: The Bicycle as Muse, Musical Instrument and Instrument of Social Change @  |  |
All are welcome! Register online to ensure your place.>/a> The Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture seeks out an individual whose scholarship and creativity address principles to which Kitty Lundy exhibited commitment: engaged learning, equity and social[...]
Why Good Government Means Good Health-Care Policy - Public Policy & Administration Annual Lecture @  |  |
Dr. Bert Lauwers, president and CEO of the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ont., as of January 2015, graduated from our Master of Public Policy, Administration & Law (MPPAL) program in October 2014. Dr. Lauwers is appointed[...]
Markham YorkU Scholars Hub: Sensing the World Around Us @ Markham Village Library | Markham | Ontario | Canada
The world around us is full of information, whether it be the view of a mountain vista, the sound of a nearby bird flapping its wings, or the bouquet of a well-aged cabernet. Our bodies[...]
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) will be holding a Research Symposium and Celebration on Friday, March 10, from 9am to 5pm in the HNES lobby. The Symposium and Celebration will showcase the diversity of research[...]
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us in celebrating York pride and our diverse community! Red & White Day is an opportunity for York students, faculty and staff to show their York pride. This day provides the community with a[...]
Apr 6 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University invites high schools to Change Your World 2017. Since 1968, FES has been at the forefront of cutting-edge environmental well-being and social justice research that focuses directly[...]
Markham YorkU Scholars Hub: Your Brain in Action @ Markham Village Library | Markham | Ontario | Canada
Humans surpass all other animals and robots when it comes to the diversity and malleability of movements produced — we are the world’s most versatile movers. Dr. Henriques explains how the brain’s remarkable control systems[...]
Kinesiology and Health Science 50th Celebratory Dinner @ Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre | Vaughan | Ontario | Canada
Located 5 minutes from campus on the east side of Jane Street, north of Hwy 407, south of Hwy 7 A celebration dinner for alumni, faculty, coaches and staff (current and former), will provide opportunities[...]
Markham YorkU Scholars Hub: The Beautiful Brain - How Do We See the World? @ Markham Village Library | Markham | Ontario | Canada
Whether marveling at a work of art or engaging in daily routine, our visual sense and powerful brain let us react with adequate behaviors. Dr. Zoidl explains what our perception of the physical world means[...]

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York University and Markham Public Library launch inaugural York University Scholars Hub speakers series

York University and the Markham Public Library are partnering to bring some of York’s top academic minds to York Region at the Markham Public Library’s in 2017. The York University Scholars Hub speakers series launches with a 6 month theme around Neuroscience. The Scholars Hub Speaker series will take place at the Markham Village Branch on the second Thursday of each month, located at 6031 Highway 7. Each talk starts at 7:00pm until 8:30pm, and for added convenience, childcare is provided.

Balancing Numbers and Kindness: Alumnus Provides Experiential Learning for York’s Accounting Students

In 1999, bolstered by that encouragement from loved ones and colleagues, Amerski, who was working as a hospital pharmacy technician, enrolled as a mature part-time student at York University's School of Administrative Studies at Atkinson College, now housed within the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS). He says that York immediately felt like home. “I could relate to the large population of foreign students,” he explains. “I'd walk into my classrooms to find people of different ages, backgrounds and languages who were all there to better themselves. York had a tremendous impact on me and gave me a second chance at life; it opened doors I never even knew existed.” Those open doors of opportunity included a job upon graduation at Ernst and Young, during which he obtained his chartered accountant designation, an auditing and accounting lecturer position at York, as well as a management position at the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario.

The Toronto Alumni Reception brings Alumni together from across the GTA

Bringing together York University alumni, faculty, and staff from all walks of life, the Toronto Alumni Reception was a sold-out success held at downtown Toronto’s Aperture room. The evening featured remarks from host and York University Advisory Board (YUAB) Chair Randy Williamson (LLB '88); a presentation by York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri; and an uplifting and engaging speech by York University alumnus Karl Subban (BEd '90).

Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The York Circle @ Life Sciences Building | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
2017 Lecture and Lunch Series The Office of Alumni Engagement is pleased to offer this signature speaker series that makes York’s vibrant academic and research life available to alumni and friends of the University. The York[...]
SPIN: The Bicycle as Muse, Musical Instrument and Instrument of Social Change @  |  |
All are welcome! Register online to ensure your place.>/a> The Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture seeks out an individual whose scholarship and creativity address principles to which Kitty Lundy exhibited commitment: engaged learning, equity and social[...]
Why Good Government Means Good Health-Care Policy - Public Policy & Administration Annual Lecture @  |  |
Dr. Bert Lauwers, president and CEO of the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ont., as of January 2015, graduated from our Master of Public Policy, Administration & Law (MPPAL) program in October 2014. Dr. Lauwers is appointed[...]
Markham YorkU Scholars Hub: Sensing the World Around Us @ Markham Village Library | Markham | Ontario | Canada
The world around us is full of information, whether it be the view of a mountain vista, the sound of a nearby bird flapping its wings, or the bouquet of a well-aged cabernet. Our bodies[...]
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) will be holding a Research Symposium and Celebration on Friday, March 10, from 9am to 5pm in the HNES lobby. The Symposium and Celebration will showcase the diversity of research[...]
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us in celebrating York pride and our diverse community! Red & White Day is an opportunity for York students, faculty and staff to show their York pride. This day provides the community with a[...]
Apr 6 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University invites high schools to Change Your World 2017. Since 1968, FES has been at the forefront of cutting-edge environmental well-being and social justice research that focuses directly[...]
Markham YorkU Scholars Hub: Your Brain in Action @ Markham Village Library | Markham | Ontario | Canada
Humans surpass all other animals and robots when it comes to the diversity and malleability of movements produced — we are the world’s most versatile movers. Dr. Henriques explains how the brain’s remarkable control systems[...]
Kinesiology and Health Science 50th Celebratory Dinner @ Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre | Vaughan | Ontario | Canada
Located 5 minutes from campus on the east side of Jane Street, north of Hwy 407, south of Hwy 7 A celebration dinner for alumni, faculty, coaches and staff (current and former), will provide opportunities[...]
Markham YorkU Scholars Hub: The Beautiful Brain - How Do We See the World? @ Markham Village Library | Markham | Ontario | Canada
Whether marveling at a work of art or engaging in daily routine, our visual sense and powerful brain let us react with adequate behaviors. Dr. Zoidl explains what our perception of the physical world means[...]