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2016-2017 This is LA&PS Viewbook

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" LA&PS encouraged me to learn not only in the classroom but also in the community. My involvement with NOISE allowed me to put the theories I studied to use in real-life situations. LA&PS made my university experience about more than just going to class." A COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS Re:SEARCH At the heart of every class is an exploration of new ideas. We challenge. We question. We discover. Fuelled by the deep expertise of our renowned faculty and fanned by the imaginations of our students, this research drives the critical learning in our programs. As a student in LA&PS, exposure to and participation in innovative research will be a key element of your studies. With our award-winning faculty, you'll push boundaries and uncover valuable insights that can transform communities at home and around the world. yorku.ca/laps/research INFLUENTIAL EDUCATORS Our faculty are visionaries and global thought leaders making a lasting impact in their fields. This is the community you'll join as a LA&PS student. Attend courses with Robert MacDermid, whose research influenced the decision to ban corporate donations in Toronto's municipal elections, or take a creative writing workshop with Priscila Uppal, poet- in-residence during the 2010 and 2012 Olympics. Learn leading-edge emergency management practices with Ali Asgary, whose work in disaster simulations is revolutionizing the field, discuss how contemporary politics is shaping work and labour with Canada Research Chair Leah Vosko, or explore the gendered politics of war with Wenona Giles, who is helping bring higher education to refugees in Kenya. MAKING A DIFFERENCE High-level research and student engagement can change a community. The School of Social Work's New Opportunities for Innovative Student Engagement (NOISE) project is proof of this. By bringing LA&PS students and local youth together for social action, this project helps to shape future generations through civic engagement. BA Honours, Sociology graduate Talisha Ramsaroop (pictured at left) received the prestigious Lincoln M. Alexander award in 2014 for her community-building work in this project. 4 2 0 1 6 — 2 0 1 7 4

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