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Check out SUSA's latest newsletter

Check out SUSA's latest newsletter (PDF) , capping off a great year and looking forward to the next one! We wish you an amazing summer, hopefully with some time to relax and some interesting adventures. From everyone on the SUSA team, thank you for a wonderful year! If you are graduating, we wish you all the best in […]

8th Annual LA&PS Celebration of Student Academic Achievement

Dear Colleagues, I had the pleasure of attending the 8th Annual LA&PS Celebration of Student Academic Achievement yesterday. The Dean's Award for Academic Excellence - Honourable Mention - awarded to domestic students with a grade-point average of at least 8.5 based on a course load of at least 30 credits - went to two of our best and […]

Sociology professors quoted in the media

'It's a war around the truth': Health experts, Facebook and YouTube play catch-up with anti-vaxxers https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2019/03/05/nursing-homes-could-get-big-benefit-from-emotion-focused-care-models-says-new-report-commissioned-by-toronto.html Leveraging laundry operations requires providers to take stock of caregiving, cleanliness and capital

Sociology professors tackle student skills gap

What’s a York University sociology professor to do if he discovers an ongoing deficit in writing and language skills among his students? If he’s John Paul Grayson or Robert Kenedy, he applies for an Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) grant and creates an online course, Skills for Success in Sociology, to teach these much-needed basics. “Last year, we […]

Dr Kyriakides on the Dynamic of Trust in Refugee-Host Relations

Christopher Kyriakides, Canada Research Chair and Executive Committee Member, Centre for Refugee Studies at York University, will draw from research on the reception of Syrian refugees in Canada so as to illustrate how the dynamic of refugee-host relations affects and is affected by the Canadian Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. In this presentation, Kyriakides will […]

Dr Ali awarded over $350,000 for study on the Ebola virus response and resilience

Congratulations to Professor Harris Ali and his team. Their study entitled, “The Role of Social, Cultural and Environmental Factors in Improving Ebola Virus Disease Response and Resilience: Exploring the Potential of Community-Based Initiatives,” received an award of $359,968 over two years. Exploring community-based initiatives to improve Ebola virus response and resilience Rapid Research Fund for Ebola to […]