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YES! We have Co-op: Launching Fall 2024

Introducing the Co-op Program at York University's Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) at York University is excited to announce the launch of its Co-op Program.  This initiative is designed to enrich the academic experience and cultivate meaningful real-world connections for our

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The passing of Professor Emeritus Robert Murdie (May 8, 1939 - March 11, 2024)

The EUC community mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Murdie.  Bob spent his almost his entire career with the Department of Geography at York, and was a leading figure in Canadian urban and social geography, focusing especially on housing and immigration studies. He was also a dedicated teacher

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Bald eagles seen nesting in Toronto for first time in city’s recorded history

Presence of birds proof of improving health of city’s green spaces, as they are highly sensitive to environmental disturbances Few things delight residents of Toronto more than unexpected animals in unexpected places. When a family of foxes took up residence beneath a boardwalk during the coronavirus pandemic, thousands flocked to the beach

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Community Forests Deliver on Conservation: Quinte Conservation Contributes 10,357 Hectares to Canada's Protected Areas Target on International Day of Forests

Ontario Nature March 21, 2024 BELLEVILLE, ON, March 21, 2024 /CNW/ - Quinte Conservation Authority (QCA) proudly announces its contribution of 10,357 hectares of conservation areas and reserves towards Canada's international commitment to protect 30 percent of lands and waters by 2030. Commonly known as the 30x30 target, it was adopted by nations around the

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At-risk species, including Jefferson Salamander, focus of artist Sherry Hayes' work

This artist is on a mission to paint as many at-risk species as possible BurlingtonToday Staff Mar 18, 2024 As a previous resident of Halton region, artist Sherry Hayes is making a compelling statement regarding our endangered wildlife through her bold, edgy artwork that highlights our at-risk species and spaces

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Climate change could cause 'generational trauma' in great apes

They’re just like us — and wildfires, floods and droughts could drive them to extinction Anand Ram February 28, 2024 New research suggests climate change will create dangerous conditions for the habitats of some of Africa's great apes — with some populations potentially more exposed to wildfires, drought, cyclones and

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5 ways to better build community with international students in Canada

March 19, 2024 Hiba B. Ibrahim It’s no exaggeration to say every academic and professional involved in recruiting, teaching or supporting international students in Canada is now concerned about institutions’ plans following the federal government’s two-year cap on international student permits. Beyond financial consequences, many believe this cap will potentially jeopardize the

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Conservation Tech: Monitoring Humpback Whales Using Image Recognition

March 4, 2024 Mark Altaweel As artificial intelligence gains increasing traction in our society, it has also increasingly been applied in areas such as conservation and research. Conservation technology is now being used not only by professional organizations and scientists but also by ordinary people and advocacy groups to monitor and safeguard

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Project Arrow showed off what Canadian auto technology can do. Now comes phase 2

Arrow 2.0 project to feature up to 25 vehicles Dale Molnar January 23, 2024 Ettractive Inc. of Oldcastle, Ont., produced electronic components for the Arrow project vehicle that rolled out last year. Now, owner Pat Troy says they are preparing an expression of interest to participate in Arrow 2.0 "So version 2.0 will

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Canadian multi-campus York University’s global campuses foster future changemakers

With high-quality academic programming, transformative interdisciplinary research and a welcoming multi-campus experience, Canada’s York University is rapidly building momentum on the world stage preparing students for long-term career and personal success. Raising the bar in post-secondary education with three unique campus settings in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA): Keele, Glendon

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Upcoming lecture looks at practice of evidence-based hope

February 13, 2024 The late professor David V.J. Bell, former dean of York University’s Faculties of graduate studies and environmental studies, had a passion, commitment and dedication to sustainability and education that left a lasting imprint on policymakers, educators and youth across Canada and abroad. David V.J. Bell Honouring his legacy,

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Your voice, York’s future: Sustainability Strategy consultations continue

February 13, 2024 York University is seeking continued feedback from students, faculty, instructors and staff to inform the renewal of the institutional Sustainability Strategy. Over the next few weeks, community members can provide their input in person or virtually to shape the University’s sustainability priorities and support its journey to

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York prof leads groundbreaking research on green hydrogen

February 28, 2024 York University’s commitment to sustainability and innovation takes a significant leap forward with Professor Hany Farag’s pioneering work on green hydrogen integration. As a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the Lassonde School of Engineering, Farag is spearheading efforts to revolutionize Ontario’s energy

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York conference inspires next generation of environmentalists

February 27, 2024 With news of environmental crises coming at us at an increasingly alarming rate, it can be easy to dwell on the doom and gloom of it all. York University’s Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change (EUC) is doing its part to prevent that with its annual conference,

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Agricultural practice common link between Alberta's threatened bees

The relative abundance of all native bees in Alberta isn't falling at the same pace. In fact, some seem to be stable or even increasing. What links the most vulnerable is their use as agricultural animals, and the spread of pathogens that occur because of their unregulated use as livestock.

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