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York University is a modern, multi-campus, urban university located in Toronto, Ontario. Backed by a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners, we bring a uniquely global perspective to help solve societal challenges, drive positive change and prepare our students for success. York’s fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario’s Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education. York’s campuses in Costa Rica and India offer students exceptional transnational learning opportunities and innovative programs. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet, and our future.


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Ontario Premier Doug Ford pretends to drink from a beer can after announcing the province is speeding up the expansion of alcohol sales. The May 2024 announcement has raised questions about the government’s financial priorities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Election rumours invite reflections on Doug Ford’s record in Ontario

Amid speculation that Doug Ford may call an early election in Ontario, there are several issues that should amount to a moment of deep political vulnerability for his government.
People walk outside the European Parliament in Brussels in May 2024 prior to a debate with the lead candidates for the European Parliament elections. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Why we should care about this week’s European Parliament elections

European Parliament elections are held every five years and are often volatile. This week’s should be no exception.
Scarlett Johansson, shown here in a 2012 photo receiving her star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, did not grant OpenAI permission to use her voice. (Shutterstock)

ChatGPT’s use of a soundalike Scarlett Johansson reflects a troubling history of gender-stereotyping in technology

The latest update to ChatGPT includes a voice assistant that sounds like Scarlett Johansson. The use of the “eerily similar” voice reflects a longstanding gender issue with technology.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a ceremony in Jerusalem marking Memorial Day for fallen soldiers of Israel’s wars and victims of attacks on May 13, 2024. (Gil Cohen-Magen/Pool Photo via AP)

What the ICC’s anticipated arrest warrants against Netanyahu and Hamas leaders mean for Canada

The prosecutor at the International Criminal Court publicized his request for warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders. Publicly, Canada’s position aligns with Israel and the United States.
Jay Baruchel and Emily Hampshire play siblings in the satirical ‘Humane,’ where people are asked to enlist for euthanasia to avoid human extinction. (Elevation Pictures)

Caitlin Cronenberg’s ‘Humane’: Dystopian satire questions ecological disaster and compassion

Faced with a darkly satirical vision that hardly seems sensationalist, the audience might wish for compassionate thinking to combat ecological disaster and precarious resources.
You may want to know more about a new prescription drug, such as how quickly the drug was approved by Health Canada, whether there have been any recent safety warnings about it or how the drug compares to other medications for the same condition. (Shutterstock)

How to find more information about a drug that your doctor prescribed

If you want to know more about a drug, Health Canada provides information online through several websites. However, some information appears to be getting harder to find.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marc Miller recently expressed alarm over asylum claims by international students at private colleges. (Shutterstock)

Setting the record straight on refugee claims by international students

Recent comments about international students in Canada significantly abusing the asylum system are misleading and obscure the context needed to understand a complex issue.
Hundreds of people join a ‘Light and Love’ gathering outside the royal palace in Amsterdam to protest the election victory of Geert Wilders’ far-right party PVV, or Party for Freedom, in a general election in November 2023. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

The Dutch are aiming to quarantine populism. Should the rest of the world follow suit?

Some European countries are turning to anti-populist coalitions to battle the rising tide of populism. Will it work?
Pre-emptively announcing a state of emergency for prime eclipse-viewing areas in Canada’s Niagara Region is an example of prudent planning. (Shutterstock)

Niagara pre-emptively declares a state of emergency in anticipation of massive solar eclipse crowds

A million people are anticipated to head to the Niagara Region to experience the total solar eclipse on April 8. Keeping large crowds of spectators safe may pose a challenge for the region.
A growing gap exists between government and university policies or strategic priorities affirming the value of intercultural learning and the experiences of international students. People seen at the Winnipeg airport, June 6, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

5 ways to better build community with international students in Canada

Canada’s cap on international students should prompt universities and communities to identify better ways of engaging with international students on campuses and in broader community life.


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