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York honours four distinguished professors

Thursday, July 21st, 2011.

York bestowed titles of the highest order upon four of its long-serving faculty members at Spring Convocation this year. Historian Nicholas Rogers and mathematician Jianhong Wu were ...

Professor Jennifer Hyndman: Humanitarian aid can fuel a war if not done carefully

Thursday, June 9th, 2011.

York sociology and geography Professor Jennifer Hyndman knows a little about disasters. She also knows a benign water project run by humanitarian aid agencies can ...

York-led global project to examine criminalization of sexual orientation

Thursday, March 31st, 2011.

Nancy Nicol’s team receives $1 million to study LGBT human rights around the world York University visual arts professor Nancy Nicol will lead a major international ...

Judge blasts ruling by refugee board member with zero acceptance rate

Thursday, March 10th, 2011.

The day the Toronto Star broke the story on a wide variation of acceptance rates by refugee board members, a Federal Court judge issued a ...

Refugee board disputes Professor Sean Rehaag’s study on bias and refugee boards

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011.

Asylum rejection rates have no bearing in the quality and consistency of decisions made by adjudicators, says Canada’s refugee board, reported the Toronto Star March ...

Osgoode Professor Sean Rehaag’s study raises concerns about bias on refugee board

Monday, March 7th, 2011.

If you were a refugee seeking protection in Canada, you wouldn’t want to cross the path of David McBean, wrote the Toronto Star March 4, ...

Professor Kyle Killian, Centre for Refugee Studies: Boat people are rarely welcomed anywhere

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010.

Canada's first boat people were the Norse who came ashore a thousand years ago in Newfoundland. They fit the refugee pattern: farmers and simple artisans, ...

Centre for Refugee Studies provides statistics on refugee status in Canada

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010.

After medical and security checks, anyone arriving in Canada may apply for refugee status, wrote the National Post Aug. 13, in a story that used ...

Program teaches students how to improve refugee settlement experiences

Friday, June 25th, 2010.

A York University certificate program aimed at training front-line workers who deal with refugees has graduated its first cohort of students and is already showing ...

High-powered workshop and conference examine international refugee law

Monday, May 31st, 2010.

York University hosted two major international events in the field of refugee studies, one of its widely recognized areas of research excellence, during the week ...