Tag Archives: YUL News

Cross-campus team launches online orientation resource for students with disabilities

Sept. 12, 2013 – A cross-functional team has released a web resource that introduces new and prospective students with disabilities to the array of services available to them across Keele campus. The Virtual Orientation to Support Services for Students with Disabilities is the result of a successful Academic Innovation Fund proposal submitted in 2012 by […]

York U’s first multidisciplinary undergrad research fair takes place Wednesday in the Scott Library

  Feb. 25, 2013 – Thirty-seven students from four faculties will present their research projects at York University’s first multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Fair, Wednesday Feb. 27, from 11am to 1pm, in the Scott Library Collaboratory (second floor). More than 90 undergraduate students from the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Sciences, Fine Arts […]

York University Libraries’ first Hackfest to be held in the Steacie dungeon

Feb. 8, 2013 –  Whether you’re looking to design or refine an app, link hardware to software or create a program prototype, Steacie Library’s first Dungeon Hackfest will be the perfect place for computer programmers, coders and computer aficionados to collaborate. Steacie Science and Engineering Library will be hosting the Dungeon Hackfest on Feb. 21, […]

SPARK will allow students to access support services anytime and anywhere

   Jan. 30, 2013 – In Sept. 2013, The Learning Commons at York University will extend beyond the physical space at Scott Library, to a modular and multi-modal online environment. Awarded ongoing funding in 2012-2013 by the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF), the Virtual Learning Commons project, known as SPARK: Student Papers and Academic Research Kit […]

Call for applications for York’s first multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Fair

  Jan. 16, 2013 – York University Libraries, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation, are sponsoring the University’s first annual Undergraduate Research Fair, to take place on Feb. 27 in the Scott Library Collaboratory (second floor). The Undergraduate Research Fair’s Steering Committee requests instructors consider worthy research projects that have […]

Glendon’s Frost Library receives a makeover

  Nov. 7, 2012 – On Nov. 5, more than 2000 students taking courses at Glendon Campus received a special gift in the form of a new study area in Frost Library. Glendon Principal Kenneth McRoberts, University Librarian Cynthia Archer, York student ambassador Jaclyn Volkhammer and Acting Department Head of Frost Library Sarah Coysh, jointly unveiled the Frost […]

Librarian awarded fellowship to explore the role of Sunday schools in spreading literacy

  Oct. 30, 2012 – Associate Librarian of Humanities and Religion, Scott McLaren, has been awarded a prestigious Botein Fellowship by the American Antiquarian Society (AAS). McLaren will spend the month of November at the AAS in Worcester Massachusetts extending research he began in his dissertation on early Upper Canadian religious print culture. Specifically, McLaren […]

York Libraries celebrate Open Access Week with a series of special events

Oct. 19, 2012 – In conjunction with International Open Access Week, the York University Libraries will be hosting a series of events, from Oct. 22 to 25, to highlight emerging trends in scholarly communications. The events include, “The Great Debate: Should the blog replace the book?”, a “Question of the Day” online scavenger hunt in which five winners […]

The Learning Commons’ architectural design featured in Spacing Toronto

  Sept. 5, 2012 – Excerpt courtesy of, NO MEAN CITY: York University Learning Commons, by Levitt Goodman Architects in Spacing Toronto. It “is not so much about books as about bringing together all the student supports on campus – and giving a place for students to work together,” says James, who led the design team. […]

Collaboration helps students develop information literacy skills

  Aug. 9, 2012 – “Generation Y” has been dubbed the most tech-savvy generation on record, but despite being submersed in Internet and web-based culture from an early age, researchers from the Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries (ERIAL) project suggest that many GenY students have yet to develop adequate information literacy skills. York University Libraries […]