Profiles in Graduate Studies

Bring on the Fall—Art as PhD

submitted by elle flanders It's the summer, well actually almost the end of summer. While professors take time off and cottage country calls, some of us slog through endless days of neck wrenching, carpal tunnel-inducing dissertation writing. Me, in the doldrums? Nah. Well, ok, maybe a little. While my supervisor tends his gardens in the […]


To celebrate York’s new declaration – “this is my time” – one current student could win free tuition for a year at York by sharing their vision for the future. Isaac De Souza’s vision is to help the first human land on Mars in 2027. Anuj Arora hopes to create stem-cell-based organs by 2028. Kelly […]

Winner of Deborah Hobson York Citizenship Award champions grad students

Over the coming weeks, YFile will feature short profiles of the winners of the 2011 President’s Staff Recognition Awards. This year’s recipient of the 2011 Deborah Hobson York Citizenship Award is Sharon Pereira, student affairs officer, Faculty of Graduate Studies. A part of the York University administrative team since 1990, Sharon Pereira (below) is known as a […]

STS student awarded American Institute of Physics grant

Edward Fenner, a part-time YorkU graduate student and the web communications and publications assistant at York International, was awarded a $2,000 grant-in-aid by the Friends of the Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics (AIP). Fenner says this grant, in addition to a £350 grant from the Scientific Instrument Society, “will go a […]