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Alumni Matters - February 2020

Alumni Spotlight – Tiffany Ford (BA '06)
Tiffany Ford (BA ’06) is a serial entrepreneur, advocate for youth at-risk, and the chair of the newly launched York University Black Alumni Network (YUBAN). We recently interviewed her to learn about her York experience and how she is creating a positive impact within her community.

York honours Flight 752 victims
York joined with universities across Canada for a moment of silence on Jan. 15 to honour those who perished on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752.

Three York students were lost in the tragedy: Sadaf Hajiaghavand, an upper-year student in the Bachelor of Human Resources Management Program; Pegah Safar Poor Koloor, a first-year Faculty of Science student, studying Biology; and Masoud Shaterpour Khiaban, who was about to begin his studies in York’s Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Administration Program.

York alumna, design instructor put a stamp on Lunar New Year
Seung-Sai Paek (BDES '02), in collaboration with Arts, Media, Performance & Design instructor Albert Ng
have designed a special edition Year of the Rat stamp for Canada Post's issue of the Lunar New Year series.

Performance Art
A new book of gig posters provides a front-row seat to 150 years of Toronto concert history.

Mosquito sperm research could aid pest control strategies in deadly viruses
Biology program graduate student David Rocco, supervised by Professor Jean-Paul Paluzzi, led a team of researchers in some groundbreaking research regarding the variety of pathogens causing diseases including Zika, Yellow Fever, Chikungunya and Dengue Fever that mosquitoes carry.

Become a mentor
Are you a graduate of the School of Administrative Studies, Human Resources Management or the School of Information Technology? Be the mentor you wish you'd had with Network Node.
Find out more. 

Events
Alumni Privileges Program
Toronto Home Shows
Save on general admission tickets. Warm up in February at the Home Improvement Edition and check out the The Big One in March!
Travel for ages 18-35
Contiki Holidays is offering young alumni and friends $150 savings. Book your summer or fall trips now.
Save up to 20% at the Ontario Science Centre
Save by ordering ahead of time to take advantage of preferred partner ticket prices.