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New trial ordered for Toronto man convicted of sex assault of York U student

TORONTO – An Ontario judge inappropriately relied on “rape literature” to assess evidence in the case of a man found guilty last year of sexually assaulting a woman with whom he had a casual relationship, an appeal judge said Thursday in overturning the conviction. 606 more words

Crime

Report card: Youth Summer Program 2017: a success!

The Portuguese Canadian History Project (PCHP) had the pleasure and privilege of co-organizing the York University’s Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies program’s 1st Youth Summer Program, titled “The Lusophone World: Global and Local Communities,” which took place between July 10th and 14th. 1,001 more words

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They grow up so fast, don't they?

It’s been graduation ceremony week here in York, and that means my peaceful walk around the lake is continuously disrupted by families trying to take photos of their bright young things from every conceivable angle. 224 more words

Birds

I Keep Cleaning Up, but the Ship---

I have no idea where it goes. “My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Sometimes, the phrase is taken as a hyperbole in comedic senses; other times, the utterance has the potential to be taken as pretentious because the comparison Jesus is an extreme one. 1,613 more words

Access Copyright v. York University

Author’s note: The Access Copyright v. York University lawsuit was the subject of the very first post I ever made. In fact, it was the impetus for creating this blog. 2,160 more words

York Graduation

Please forgive my fatherly pride but we have just returned from the beautiful city of York where we attended our son’s graduation, he having achieved a first class honours in History. 62 more words

Tolerance