Tag Archives: human rights

Symposium will link arms together for rights of indigenous people

Former students of residential schools for aboriginal people, members of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and representatives of the United Nations and human rights organizations will all converge at York University for a symposium aptly titled Linking Arms Together, to join hands in upholding aboriginal rights, Friday. Linking Arms Together, a public symposium, will take […]

Book explores nasty underbelly of competition

Competition is a powerful force with an unrecognized and dangerous underbelly, says a York professor in his new book Agon Culture: Competition, Conflict and the Problem of Domination. Claudio Colaguori, a professor in York’s human rights and criminology programs, explores the idea that competition is not a biological drive as evolutionary thinkers believe, but a […]

Professor Haideh Moghissi wins a prestigious Trudeau Fellowship

York University Professor Haideh Moghissi has been awarded the prestigious Trudeau Fellowship prize from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. “We were thrilled to learn that Professor Haideh Moghissi was a recipient of the Trudeau Fellowship prize,” said York President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri. “The Trudeau Fellowship is an incredible honour bestowed upon the finest thinkers who […]

Six Faculty of Health professors honoured for excellence

Six Faculty of Health professors were honoured for their outstanding contributions at a presentation of the 2010-2011 Dean’s Awards for Excellence last week. An award is given to two faculty members, one in the early career category and another in the established career category, in the areas of research, service and teaching. The awards, which […]

Brain food: McLaughlin's lunchtime talks return for another great year

Starting today and continuing until Nov. 30, York's McLaughlin College will present the fall instalment in its highly popular series of informal lunchtime talks. The subjects covered this month include a personal reflection on volunteering in Ethiopia; the similarities and differences between the Nigerian High Court and the Supreme Court of Canada; a two discussions about the current challenges in […]