University of Oxford social anthropologist to give Asia Lecture

Xiang Biao, a lecturer in social anthropology at the University of Oxford, will deliver the annual 2012 Asia Lecture in November. Xiang’s talk, “The Intermediary Trap: International Labour Recruitment, Transnational Governance and State-Citizen Relations in China,” will take place Nov. 5 at 519 York Research Tower, Keele campus. A reception will begin at 2:30pm, followed […]

Professor Colin Coates to dig into data on international commodity trading

A York University research team will comb through digitized 19th-century documents to trace the environmental and economic consequences of international commodity trading during the 19th century. Led by Professor Colin Coates (left), Canada Research Chair in Canadian Cultural Landscapes and professor of Canadian Studies at Glendon College, the project is expected to cast light on the impacts of […]

Two new agreements extend York University's collaboration with India

Following on the heels of the federal government’s new India Engagement Strategy, York University has signed a University-wide collaborative academic agreement with India’s University of Calcutta. The agreement was signed by York President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri and Suranja Das, vice-chancellor of the University of Calcutta, during a special ceremony on June 20.   Above: From […]

Centre for Vision Research to host conference on vision research and brain plasticity June 15 to 18

The brain's ability to change or adapt across a person's lifespan is much greater than originally thought and scientists are still discovering just how far that plasticity goes. At the upcoming International Conference on Plastic Vision at York, some 24 researchers from around the world will discuss their latest findings. "We try to touch on […]