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Wednesday September 23th, 2020 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Fireside chat with Prof. Dr. Valérie Schoof, Associate Professor in Biology and first recipient of a York Research Chair in Primate Behavioural Endocrinology.

Details and registration:

RSVP by Sunday, September 20, 2020. Should you have any questions, please write to

Director of the first and only Canadian research laboratory dedicated to primate endocrinology (the study of hormones) – The Primate Behavioural Endocrinology Lab – Dr. Schoof leads a team focused on the integration of primate behaviour, their hormones, and conservation.

Professor Schoof’s research focuses the ecological, social, and physiological factors that influence, and are influenced by, individual variation in behaviour and reproduction. She uses a multidisciplinary approach to understand how primates navigate the complexities of competition and cooperation associated with life in social groups.

Beyond her research in Canada, most of the data collection for Dr. Schoof’s work is done in East Africa, specifically in Uganda and Kenya. Her NSERC-funded research program focuses on the behavioural ecology and life-history of wild vervet monkeys living in a humanized landscape along the shores of Lake Nabugabo in southwestern Uganda. She uses an individual approach to examine behaviour and physiology, but just as critically important is her use of a longitudinal approach, which allows her to examine intra-individual variation across different life-history stages. Her New Frontiers in Research Fund supports a collaborative project that uses a bio-geo-cultural approach to understand human-primate interaction.

To date, her work has been published in American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Behaviour, American Journal of Primatology, General and Comparative Endocrinology, and PLoS ONE among others.

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International Translation Day 2020 at Glendon

September 30th at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom

Program details to come soon. 

Registrations by September 22th :

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Glendon Global Debate

October 29th, 2020

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Fireside chat with…   

December 9th, 2020

Join us to meet Mélissa Romulus Lisanti, BA’08 Political Science and International Studies – Director, Strategy and Operations at PwC Products – to hear her alumni journey.

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The York University Alumni Book Club

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Book club