David Ip Yam presents at the 37th Annual First-Year Experience and Students in Transition ConferenceThis past February, Glendon's Director of Student Affairs presented research regarding the pilot year of the 3.0 credit course, Pathways for Life-Long Learning. Read the full article »
Join us for our Open House event on May 12This event has been rescheduled to May 12th! This day offers activities where you can meet professors and current students from programs you’re interested in, have more information about admissions, scholarships and bursaries, and residence life, and also participate in a campus tour. More info »
Glendon’s ITS Team Named Winner of the 2017 Harriet Lewis Award for ExcellenceCongratulations to Glendon’s Information Technology Services team who was recognized for its excellence in service to its community, as part of the President’s Staff Recognition Awards. Read more »
Memorial Service for Prof. Daphne Schiff on April 29Pilot, professor, adventurer, staunch family supporter, and lady, Daphne Fane Dorothy Line Schiff lived a fortunate and adventuresome life. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, April 29, at 11AM in the Albert Tucker Room (Senior Common Room), 3/F York Hall 317. More details »
Participate in an online survey on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at GlendonThe goal of the survey is to determine what services exist to ensure equity, diversity, and inclusion for curriculum and pedagogy on campus. Click to complete the survey »
Daphne Fane Dorothy Line Schiff lived a fortunate and adventuresome life. Born in Edmonton on her mother’s birthday but raised in Toronto, Daphne majored in Physics and Chemistry at the University of Toronto, completing a master’s degree in an era when few women dared to venture into science. There she met her future husband, Harold Schiff. Daphne worked at National Research Council in Chalk River before taking time off to raise a family to school age. Daphne next accepted a position as Assistant Professor in Natural Sciences at Glendon College of York University in Toronto, developing skills in writing and directing movies aimed at delivering the excitement of science to students.
Mid-career, she developed a passion for flying, earning her twin and commercial pilot licenses and completing the challenging “Round the World” race (1994) and the “Race of the Americas” (Alaska, USA to Ushuaia, Argentina to Alaska, 1997). In later years, Daphne flew in western Africa with the humanitarian organization, Air Solidarité, raising funds for community projects. She was recognized with an honorary degree from York University.
Daphne slipped the “surly bonds of earth” on 15 December 2017 leaving her children, Michael Schiff and Sherry Schiff English (Michael), 4 grandchildren (James (Shavone), Kyla (Justin), Emmaline and Jaslyn English), sister, Kathryn (John), sister-in-law, Sandra Landau and many nieces and nephews who remember her generosity of spirit and her commitment to her extended family.
A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 11 AM in the Albert Tucker Room (Senior Common Room), 3/F York Hall 317. A light lunch will follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the “Daphne Schiff Fund in Natural Sciences” to establish a scholarship at Glendon College of York University would be very much appreciated.
May 12, 2018
10:00am – 2:30pm
Please note that this event has been rescheduled to Saturday May 12th.
Join our biggest event of the season! This day offers a bunch of activities where you can meet professors and current students from programs you’re interested in, have more information about admissions, scholarships and bursaries, and residence life, and also participate in a campus tour.