Tag Archives: York University Libraries

Canada’s leading black theatre company archives its materials at York

Feb. 7, 2013 – One of the first things Melanie Hague did after Obsidian Theatre Company hired her in 2011 was pack the posters, programs, photos, stage managers’ books and grant records into boxes and donate them to York’s Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections. Hague had just graduated with a master’s of fine arts […]

Science librarian retires after a long and distinguished career

Colleagues, family and friends gathered on Monday, Dec. 9 to celebrate the career of Leila Fernandez, science librarian at the Steacie Science and Engineering Library on the Keele campus. Fernandez joined the University in 1988 as a reference/interlibrary loans assistant in Steacie Science Library (as it was then known). At that point she had an […]

Wanted: Student presentations for second annual Undergraduate Research Fair

Undergraduate students and instructors who are in the process of writing and grading particularly strong, final research papers, are encouraged to consider the Undergraduate Research Fair. Applications to participate in the multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Fair are due by Jan. 20, 2014 – but students are encouraged to apply early. Associate Librarian speaks at undergraduate research […]

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, […]

Help us make a positive impact on your research and studies

  Feb. 4, 2013 – Since 2010 York University Libraries have created more than 400 additional study seats, renovated Scott and Frost Libraries, replaced almost all computers and doubled their e-book collection by adding more than 300,000 titles. These improvements to the Libraries’ spaces, collections and services are in direct response to feedback provided by […]

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 […]