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York U Call Centre smashes its fundraising record by raising more than $500,000
published August 12, 2014

It took more than 3,000 hours and close to 40,000 phone conversations with alumni. In the end, the student-operated York University Call Centre smashed its own fundraising record for supporting priority initiatives on campus. Led by Mariya Yurukova, the centre’s manager, a total of 200 York students raised more than $500,000  » more

Gregory Sorbara appointed the 13th chancellor of York University
published August 12, 2014

Julia Foster, chair of the Board of Governors of York University, and Mamdouh Shoukri, president and vice-chancellor, announced Monday that Gregory Sorbara has been appointed York University’s 13th chancellor for a three-year term. Sorbara will be officially installed as chancellor in June. As ceremonial head, Sorbara will serve as lead  » more

Fellow alumni share memories of Herb Gray and Jim Flaherty
published May 12, 2014

York University recently mourned the loss of two of its most notable alumni in Canadian politics. Herb Gray (LLB ’56), former deputy prime minister, and Jim Flaherty (LLB ’73), former finance minister, died less than two weeks apart in April. Each man left behind a legacy cherished and remembered by  » more

York partners with Cisco to bring innovative learning to the North
published May 7, 2014

A new initiative called Connected North is giving students in remote Aboriginal and Inuit communities in northern Canada a connection to the rest of the world. In a partnership with high-tech giant Cisco Canada, which has invested $1.6 million into the program, York University is conducting a research project behind Connected  » more

Dan Kanter (BFA ’07), musical director for Justin Bieber, shares how York prepared him for international stardom
published May 7, 2014

Dan Kanter (BFA ’07), musical director and lead guitarist for Justin Bieber, visited his alma mater this past February to participate in York University's award-winning this is my time campaign and share how his time at York has helped his career.   » more

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