News Archive

A word on Fall/Winter 2020-2021 

June 26, 2020 – Resources and FAQs for students about the Fall and Winter semesters at Glendon. Hear from Interim Principal Ian Roberge and find more information on this page.  Read more »

Congratulations to the Glendon Class of 2020

June 26, 2020 – Convocation is one of the most significant events of the academic year.  It is an unforgettable moment for our graduating students, as well as for the institution as a whole. I was truly hoping I could give these remarks to you in person, as we’ve done for the many Glendon graduates before you.  Read more »

A new Partnership for Excellence in French Education from Preschool to University

June 24, 2020The Lycée Français de Toronto (LFT) and York University’s Glendon Campus have signed a new and unique partnership agreement to collaborate in French education, from preschool to university. Read more »

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019-2020 Student Engagement Awards

April 27, 2020 – Glendon Campus is proud to announce the winners of the 2019-2020 Student Engagement Awards and to celebrate the outstanding contributions that these students have made to the Glendon community.  Read more »

Glendon Takes Second Place at Annual Translation Games

March 18, 2020 – Glendon College’s translation team travelled to Quebec March 6 to 8 to compete in the 15th annual Translation Games, the largest inter-university translation competition in Canada, and came home with a second-place finish – Glendon’s best performance ever.  Read more »

Glendon Students Win Two Best Undergraduate Research Projects at York University

March 18, 2020 – The Glendon Psychology Department is proud to announce that two of our students’ studies won best prices at the Undergraduate Research Fair held on March 4 at the Keele campus of York University.  Read more »

Internationalization is an important aspect of the Glendon experience

December 6, 2019 – As work continues at York University to formulate an integrated institutional international strategic plan with input from the community, the students at Glendon College are living proof of the benefits of international experience.  Read more »

Creativity in the classroom part of the Glendon experience

December 3, 2019 – Creativity is a broad concept that, in a university setting, can refer to the culmination of work in the arts, and to innovative thought and approaches found in any field.  Read more »

Glendon offers students practical opportunities to impact the world

November 27, 2019 – At Glendon, innovation, open pedagogy and entrepreneurship are at the forefront of its vision to prepare students to acquire competencies for the future of work, to contribute to knowledge creation, and to have an impact on the York University community and the wider world.  Read more »

Experiential education thrives at Glendon

November 26, 2019 – Experiential education (EE) initiatives thrive at Glendon. In a variety of courses, Glendon offers students the opportunity to enrich their academic experiences through placements in organizations whose work dovetails with course content.  Read more »

Technology and eLearning are in the spotlight at Glendon

November 25, 2019 – Many Glendon faculty and staff promote digital literacy to strengthen student engagement and learning outcomes.  Read more »

Glendon professor elected to the Royal Society of Canada

October 22, 2019 – The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has elected Glendon professor Patrick Cavanagh to its ranks as Fellow in the Academy of Social Sciences.  Read more »

Glendon professor earns York-Massey appointment

September 20, 2019 – Sociology Professor Andrew Dawson has been awarded a York-Massey Visiting Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Read more »

Glendon Campus introduces eight faculty members this fall

September 20, 2019 – York University’s Glendon Campus welcomes eight new faculty members: Marc Audette, Myra Bloom, Dan Berbecel, Catherine Lamaison, Stephanie Marion, Catherine Power, Amanda Ricci and Usha Viswanathan.  Read more »

Glendon Campus professor delivers speeches at two major international conferences

September 19, 2019 – International Studies professor Clara Chapdelaine-Feliciati was a speaker at the International Conference on Media Literacy in China and the International Conference of the Semiotics of Law in Portugal.  Read more »

Two Glendon faculty members received the 2019 Principal’s Teaching Excellence Awards

July 22, 2019 – Professor Colin Coates and Duncan Appleton were recognized for their innovation and commitment to enhancing the quality of teaching and learning at Glendon.  Read more »

Glendon awarded funding to expand French language health care education related to neurodegerative disease

June 28, 2019 – The federal government, through the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS), announced yesterday new funding of $1 million over five years to York University’s bilingual campus, Glendon College, to improve training in French language health services.  Read more »

Philantropist Gregory Belton offers sage advice to Glendon grads

June 19, 2019 – Executive Chairman of HUB International Ontario, Gregory Belton receives an honorary doctor of laws degree from his alma mater, Glendon, at Convocation on June 7, 2019.  Read more »

Glendon sociology professor launches new book investigating the politics of secularism in France and Quebec

June 18, 2019 – Professor Emily Laxer explores novel interpretations of public debates over minority religious signs in the public sphere in Quebec and France.  Read more »

Passings: Glendon Professor Emerita Sylvie d’Augerot-Arend

June 18, 2019 – A Political Science Professor, Sylvie d’Augerot-Arend was a beloved teacher and colleague, a graduate of York University, whose academic career was at Glendon until her retirement in 2002. Read more »

Why we cling to beliefs – some dangerous, some not – and how to combat this urge

May 31, 2019 – A new book by Glendon Psychology Professor James Alcock raises fundamental questions about belief and explains why we hold on to certain convictions, even when they’re self-destructive or harmful. Read more »

Professor Mark Jurdjevic awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

May 31, 2019 – Mark Jurdjevic is among the 168 scholars, artists and writers in Canada and the United States to be awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. The announcement was made April 9, and included Jurdjevic in the Medieval and Renaissance History category.   Read more »

Experimential education course takes Glendon students to Spain

May 31, 2019 – Professor Alejandro Zamora, Chair of Hispanic Studies at Glendon, discovered that teaching a new experiential education course can take him out of his pedagogic comfort zone and into a new and exciting realm of teaching and learning.  Read more »

Glendon students introduced to Pathways to Life-Long Learning

April 10, 2019 – First-year students at Glendon Campus have the opportunity to develop sound life-long learning skills, thanks to a course called Pathways to Life-Long Learning. Read more »

Students inaugurate bilingual biology field research course

April 10, 2019 – After a 14-hour train ride, Cassandra Carey and Emma Joo alighted in Métis-sur-Mer, Que., to find a platform empty except for their two suitcases. It was an unusual beginning to their research-based field course in biology – a far cry from the York University campus they had left behind. Read more »

Team Glendon wins second place at the National Public Administration Student Case Competition

March 11, 2019 – Glendon’s Master’s in Public and International Affairs (MPIA) students earned second place amongst 12 Canadian universities this past Feb. 23 in Ottawa. Read more »

Glendon Campus Canadian studies professor honoured with Certificate of Merit

February 27, 2019 – At its annual meeting in June, the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) awarded a Certificate of Merit to Professor Colin Coates, coordinator of the Canadian Studies program at Glendon Campus. Read more »

Two Glendon professors recognized at 2018 Heritage Toronto Awards

February 27, 2019 – York University’s Glendon College was well represented at the 2018 Heritage Toronto Awards on Oct. 29, when two faculty members were recognized for their work. Read more »

Glendon researcher unpacks politics of Higher Ed info hubs for Indigenous and international students

February 27, 2019 – Glendon Professor and Acting Director at the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, Jean Michel Montsion, has undertaken some compelling research on Ontario universities’ service delivery to Indigenous and international students, focusing on three universities. Read more »

Professor Gertrude Mianda appointed Director of Harriet Tubman Institute

Anne RussonAugust 13, 2018 – A professor in the Gender and Women’s Studies program at Glendon, Gertrude Mianda is named new Director of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas. Read more »

Glendon researchers recognised for the 2017 York University Research Leaders

Anne RussonJean-Michel Montsion was named a Distinguished Fellow by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and Gerald Young was awarded Fellowship status in both the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association (APA). Read more »

Professors Dominique Scheffel-Dunand and Ian Roberge appointed Co-Interim Principals, Glendon Campus

Anne RussonJuly 4, 2018 – With the departure of Principal Donald Ipperciel, Associate Principals Dominique Scheffel-Dunand and Ian Roberge will commence their roles as Co-Interim Principals on July 1. Read more »

Anne Russon Receives York’s 2018 Distinguished Research Professorship

Anne RussonJuly 4, 2018 – Professor Russon from Glendon’s Department of Psychology is honoured for her outstanding research contributions to the University. Read more »

Glendon Grads Address Canada@150: Videos of Conference Speakers

Glendon Grads Address Canada@150In September 2017, some of our most accomplished alumni came back to Glendon to offer a mix of observations, best wishes, predictions and advice to Canada during its 150th year.
Watch the videos here »

3rd Year Student Keesha Nurse is Awarded by Fondation Franco-Ontarienne

Keesha NurseMay 11, 2018 – Last Saturday, Fondation franco-ontarienne recognized Keesha Nurse for her outstanding contribution to the development of La Francophonie. Read the full article »

David Ip Yam presents at the 37th Annual First-Year Experience and Students in Transition Conference

David Ip YamThis 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 »

Glendon’s ITS Team Named Winner of the 2017 Harriet Lewis Award for Excellence

Glendon's ITS teamApril 9, 2018 – Congratulations 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 29

Professor Daphne Schiff Pilot, 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 »

Glendon Global Debates: Global Populism

Glendon Global DebatesGlendon Global Debates is excited to announce another informative session with an all new set of panelists! On March 22nd, the topic of Global Populism will be discussed. With all the news in the media, this is one you don’t want to miss! Read more »

Discover Thailand at this Year’s International Studies Symposium

Thailand SymposiumThe Symposium – to be held on March 10th – will shine a light on the Kingdom of Thailand. The conference will host panels on economic, social, and cultural themes, provide a Thai cuisine luncheon, and the opportunity to connect with distinguished experts. Read more »

Living Authentically in a Complex World: Glendon’s 2018 Leadership & Career Summit

Glendon Leadership & Career SummitOn February 9, the Glendon community participated in a full day of developing leadership skills, exploring career opportunities, and connecting with like-minded individuals. View photos of the day here »

Vive le Carnaval: Glendon’s bilingual event a hit with families

Glendon Carnaval 2018York University’s Glendon Campus welcomed more than 300 children, parents and bilingual partners from the GTA for its first Carnaval de Glendon, held Jan. 27 in partnership with Canadian Parents for French Ontario. Read more »

Glendon researchers awarded funding for brain health education

Professors Guy Proulx and Kristoffer RomeroResearchers Guy Proulx and Kristoffer Romero have received $240,000 in funding from The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) to develop The North-South Brain Health Educational Course Initiative. Learn more »

Second year student Jigar Ganatra wins trip to the Canadian Conference on Student Leadership

Jigar GanatraThe sponsorship, from the Office of the Principal, will grant Jigar the opportunity to meet and share ideas with other student leaders at the event in Vancouver, BC. Read more »

The Canadian Language Museum presents “From Smoke to Cyber Signal”, paintings and sculptures by abenaki artist Carmen Hathaway

Smoke to Cyber Signal Accompanying this exhibit, Nadine St-Louis, indigenous entrepreneur of mi’kmaq and acadian heritage, gave a presentation on January the 26th, from 1:30-3pm in room YH A300. Read more »

Fourth year English Studies student Emily Leahy receives prestigious Killam Fellowship

Emily Leahy The Killam Fellowship, awarded by Fulbright Canada, will fund Emily’s semester-long exchange to Arizona State University. Read more here »

Our History and Political Science Professors Explore Canadian Confederation

December 21, 2018 – Professors from the Departments of History and Political Science at York University extend Canada’s 150 years old celebrations by launching two collective scholarly works on Canadian Confederation. Read more here »

Thank you for joining us on Thursday, December 14, 2017 for Glendon’s first Marché d’hiver

Manor in snowParticipants found some gift-giving ideas and treated themselves to various gourmet foods, all while networking with fellow alumni and the Glendon community. See the photos here »

Professor Willem Maas receives grant to study Canadian citizenship and nationality laws and policies

Willem Maas Professor Willem Maas has been awarded a five-year Insight Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to pursue his research project. Find out more »

In Memoriam: Celebrating the Life of Albert Tucker

Albert Tucker We are saddened to hear about the passing of Albert Victor Tucker, second Principal of Glendon Campus and Professor Emeritus of York University. He is remembered as an inspiring teacher and a helpful colleague. A memorial service will be held on December 8th. Read more »

His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, is this year’s John W. Holmes Memorial Lecture features speaker

His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins On November 22, come hear His Eminence speak to the topic of “The Clash of Religion and Secularism”. Register Now »

We hope you had a good time visiting us on November 5 for Fall Campus Day !

Fall Campus Day Thank you to all who attended our biggest open house of the year! To view a recap of the event, including all presentation slides, visit here »

New Faces: Glendon welcomes seven new faculty members

Centre of ExcellenceJanuary 17, 2018 – This academic year, Glendon adds several new faces to its faculty, including six professors and one senior research fellow. Read more here »

Glendon Professor Emerita Margarita Feliciano awarded one of Argentina’s most prestigious honours

Margarita Feliciano Professor Emerita Margarita Feliciano was decorated to the Rank of Officer of the Order of May on the occasion of Argentina’s National Day celebration. Find out more »

Glendon Principal Donald Ipperciel awarded France’s Order of Academic Palms

Donald Ipperciel with Marc TrouyetJuly 19, 2017 – One of France’s highest honours was recently bestowed upon the Principal of the Glendon Campus, Donald Ipperciel. To find out more »

Internationally recognized vision researcher joins Glendon Psychology Department

Patrick Cavanagh Glendon welcomes world-renowned vision scientist, Dr. Patrick Cavanagh, to its campus as Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology. For the full story »

Professor Véronique Tomaszewski honoured with teaching award at the Glendon Convocation

Véronique TomaszewskiJune 12, 2017 – Sociologist Véronique Tomaszewski received the President’s University-Wide Teaching Award in the Contract and Adjunct Faculty category at the Glendon Convocation on June 24. Read more»

Glendon announces the recipients of the 2017 Principal’s Research Excellence Awards; Valérie Schoof and Swann Paradis

Centre of Excellence Professor Schoof from Glendon’s new Biology program has received the award in the early-career category and French Studies Professor Paradis has been selected in the established scholar category. Read more »

Glendon adds a new Entrepreneurial Skills Passport to the recently introduced bilingual GENIAL Program

Angelo Dossou-Yovo Part of an extracurricular program in entrepreneurship, the Passport provides students with an opportunity to take part in a series of workshops focused on developing core entrepreneurial skills. To find out more »

Congratulations to Glendon’s graduating class of 2017 and thank you Dr. Shoukri!

July 6, 2017 – Take a look inside this years’ convocation with touching moments from the graduates, their guests and the last ceremony with Dr. Shoukri as York University President. Watch the Video »

Glendon’s Professor Anne Russon honoured with the 2017 President’s Research Excellence Award

Anne RussonProfessor Anne Russon, from Glendon’s Department of Psychology was presented with the award on April 4 at the York Research Leaders’ Gala, a star-studded annual event in the research community. Read more

Glendon’s Professor Andrew Dawson awarded Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Grant

Andrew DawsonThe Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation will fund Andrew Dawson’s project, which compares historical homicide rate trajectories in Canada and the United States. Read more

Glendon takes third place at the 12th annual Translation Games

The Glendon Translation Games 2017 teamCompeting against undergraduate Translation programs from across Canada, Glendon’s School of Translation had its best performance ever at the 12th annual Translation Games in Montreal. Read the full story here

Glendon students win second prize in the TLN / CERLAC 2016 competition

TLN 2016 Student Winners Thomas and YurikoTwo narrative works by fourth-year Glendon students Yuriko Matayoshi Franco and Thomas Stratan both won second prize in the CERLAC 2016 essay competition. Read more

Glendon endorses historic Truth & Reconciliation Declaration on Indigenous Language Policy

Truth & Reconciliation DeclarationOn January 27, Glendon’s Faculty Council voted unanimously to “endorse and adopt the principles” of the Glendon Declaration. Read more

Open Your Mind: A conversation with Tim Moore, psychology professor at Glendon

Open Your MindServing as a consultant or expert witness in many criminal trials in Canada and the U.S., Professor Moore covers issues related to memory, police investigative practices and interrogations. Read more

York U receives $2M from BMO Financial Group to educate future global policymakers

May 16, 2017 – A $2 million gift from  BMO Financial Group to York University will be used to create academic leadership opportunities at the The Glendon School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), the first bilingual graduate school of its kind in Canada. Read more

Three Glendon faculty recognize with the 2016-2017 Principal’s Teaching Excellence Awards

May 2, 2017 – Glendon faculty members Igor Djordjevic, Marie-Hélène Larochelle and Maya Chacaby are the recipients of this year’s Principal’s Teaching Excellence Awards.  Read more

Steve Paikin, host of TVO’s The Agenda discusses his latest book at Glendon on April 4

Steve PaikinJoin Steve Paikin for a talk on his book about one of Ontario’s most important premiers, Bill Davis: Nation Builder, and Not So Bland After All.  Read more

The Honourable Bill Graham speaking at Glendon on March 14

As the featured speaker of this year’s Annual Jean-Gabriel Castel Lecture on International Law and International Organizations, the Honourable Bill Graham will be discussing “International Law:  A Political Perspective”.  Read more

Glendon Biology professor publishes new book on non-native species

Professor Radu GuiasuRadu Guiasu’s book entitled Non-native species and their role in the environment: The need for a broader perspective challenges the prevailing negative attitudes against such species. Read more

Two Glendon professors honoured for their dedication to engaging and inspiring students

December 6, 2016 – Faculty Glendon Teaching Excellence Awardsmembers Audrey Pyée and Jennifer Sipos-Smith are the recipients of this year’s Principal’s Teaching Excellence Awards. Read more

Bilingual citizenship ceremony at Glendon unique lesson for students

Students taking a course on Canadian citizenship at York University’s Glendon College were given a unique experiential education opportunity on Nov. 3, when they met with about 65 new Canadians an hour before they officially received their Canadian citizenship. Read more

A new take on peer mentorship: Glendonites poised for success

Over the past several years, Glendon’s peer mentorship program has grown to become a key opportunity for connection between new Glendonites with strong upper-year students to acquaint them with the curricula, classrooms, and the campus as a whole. Read more

Glendon Welcomes 10 New Faculty Members

October 18, 2016 – “These professors are breathing new life into Glendon and we can feel an exciting dynamism and energy permeating all our activities. What a great way to celebrate Glendon’s 50th anniversary.” – Principal Donald Ipperciel Read more

Canadian Studies professor Colin Coates adds two collections to growing literature on environmental history

Environmental history is a burgeoning field in Canada, and within the space of five months, Professor Colin Coates has added two works to the growing literature. Read more

Professor Swann Paradis wins SSHRC Insight Grants for his research combining literature and sciences

His fascinating research project seeks to shed light on relationships between French and Dutch naturalists at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. Read more

Primatologist Valerie Schoof awarded NSERC grant for research on vervet monkeys

A primate behavioural ecologist in Glendon’s bilingual biology program, Dr. Schoof specializes in the ecological, social, and physiological factors that influence—and are influenced by—social dominance in male primates. Her research program, now partially funded through a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, focuses on the behavioural and life history of wild vervet monkeys. Read more

Professor Roberto Perin wins the 2016 Principal’s Research Excellence Award

May 15, 2017 – Professor Roberto Perin has been honoured with the 2016 Principal’s Research Excellence Award, given annually to recognize full-time faculty members who have made an outstanding contribution to research in the last three years. Read more

D-TEIL program celebrates 10 years of international teaching practicum in Cuba

Every two years since 2006, the Glendon class GL/EN 4696 has visited the Faculty of Foreign Languages of E.J. Varona University of Pedagogical Sciences in Havana, Cuba to conduct its three-week international teaching practicum. Read more

Open Your Mind: A Q&A With Refugee and Migration Researcher Christina Clark-Kazak

Appearing at regular intervals in YFile, Open Your Mind is a series of articles offering insight into the different ways York University researchers champion fresh ways of thinking in teaching and research excellence.Today, the spotlight is on Christina Clark-Kazak, acting director of the Centre for Refugee Studies and associate principal, research and graduate studies at Glendon. Read more

Former Glendon Principal Kenneth McRoberts receives prestigious award from the French Republic

Professor Kenneth McRoberts, former Principal of York University’s Glendon Campus, has been appointed to France’s National Order of Merit. Read more

Open Your Mind: A Q&A with Glendon’s Igor Djordjevic, professor in the Department of English

Appearing at regular intervals in YFile, Open Your Mind is a series of articles offering insight into the different ways York University professors, researchers and graduate students champion fresh ways of thinking in their research and teaching practice. Today, the spotlight is on Igor Djordjevic, a professor and researcher in the Department of English at Glendon. Read more

Historic announcement at York University’s Glendon Campus during the 2016 Toronto Francophonie Forum

March 23, 2016 – The Ontario government has granted York University partial designation under the French Language Services Act, which designates the Glendon Campus as a French-language service provider. This partial designation formalizes the university’s commitment to provide francophone and bilingual education now and into the future. Read more

Open Your Mind: A Q&A with Francis Garon, political science professor at Glendon

francis garon
Appearing at regular intervals in YFile, Open Your Mind is a series of articles offering insight into the different ways York University professors, researchers and graduate students champion fresh ways of thinking in their research and teaching practice. Their approach, grounded in a desire to seek the unexpected, is charting a new course for future generations. Today, the spotlight is on Francis Garon, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, and the School of Public and International Affairs at Glendon. Read more

Fourth-year student Tetyana Klimova awarded Killam Fellowship

Tetyana Klimova
Fulbright Canada has awarded fourth-year Glendon student Tetyana Klimova with a prestigious Killam Fellowship, funding a semester-long exchange to the University of Washington, which she started earlier this month.Read more

Prestigious award announced for Professor Gerald Young

The Traumatic Stress Section of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) has accepted and approved Young’s nomination for its Lifetime Achievement Award – the highest level of achievement in the field. Read more

Glendon Psychologist elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association

With over 100,000 members, the APA appointed Dr. Young along with 112 other scholars in 2015. Fellow status is a special distinction bestowed upon an APA member for their outstanding and unusual contributions in the field of psychology. Read more

Professor Stanislav Kirschbaum Awarded One of France’s Most Prestigious Honours

On June 25 2015, Professor Stanislav J. Kirschbaum, the chairman of the International Studies department, was officially promoted to the rank of Officer in the Order of Academic Palms by the Consul General of France, Mr. Jean-François Casabonne Masonnave.Read more

Glendon’s bilingual campus is a gem in a unilingual sea: David Collenette

November 4, 2015 – One of York University’s most illustrious alumni from Glendon, David Collenette (BA ’69, MA ’04) was a member of the Canadian House of Commons for more than 20 years. Read more