York U creates new Faculty of Health

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Subject: York U creates new Faculty of Health
TORONTO, December 6, 2005 -- York University will create a unique new Faculty of Health in 2006, designed to respond to the growing need for innovative, interdisciplinary education and research on health.

The University?s Board of Governors voted yesterday to establish the new Faculty on July 1, bringing several existing disciplines into a broad Faculty of Health. A new Chair will be established, to be held by the Dean of the new Faculty, once appointed to the position in the spring. This Chair will be supported by some of the funds from the sale of the Southlands. All proceeds from the 2002 land sale are earmarked for academic purposes.

?Our understanding of health is constantly evolving. The new Faculty of Health is an important part of York?s vision for the future, providing new opportunities for York to lead in the field of health care in Canada,? said Marshall Cohen, Chair of the Board of Governors. ?The new Chair is a significant investment that will ensure that we are able to attract dynamic leadership to this faculty now and in the future.?

Lorna Marsden, President and Vice-Chancellor of York, said the new Faculty of Health signals the University?s long-term commitment to health as a focus of teaching and scholarship.

?This is a milestone in York?s history,? said Marsden. ?We are already responding to the health needs of Canadians, through the excellent health research being conducted here. By bringing many of our health researchers and practitioners together under one new Faculty we will foster pioneering work and make York even more attractive to leading scholars.?

Faculty members and students from the following academic units will make up the new Faculty of Health: kinesiology and health science, health policy and management, nursing, and psychology.

In the new Faculty, ?interdisciplinary? will mean more than the linking of health specialties. It will include exposure to a range of disciplinary perspectives on health, from the sciences, social sciences, nursing, management and administration, humanities and informatics.

?Students and the professionals who work in the health sector are clamouring to break down the barriers between disciplines,? said Sheila Embleton, Vice-President Academic at York. ?York University − which is already a leader in interdisciplinary education − is responding to this growing demand. This new environment will offer opportunities for research based on an integrated model of health, and will generate new multidisciplinary approaches to health and health care.?

According to Embleton, it is rare that a new faculty is created at a university. In fact, most new faculties have been created when a larger faculty was split into two, or an existing professional school joined a university.

?This is very different. In this case we are bringing several academic units under one umbrella with a vision − to respond to a broad and changing definition of health. York?s Faculty of Health will address subjects ranging from the social dimensions of health, to public policy on health care delivery, to improved clinical interventions,? she said.

A variety of methods for studying health and social phenomena will be used in the new Faculty, ranging from experimental and epidemiological techniques to clinical case studies, oral histories and ethnographic observation. Research will focus not only on hospitals and clinics but communities, homes, farms, schools, factories and the global economic environment.

The new Faculty of Health will promote interdisciplinary work with researchers in other faculties. In addition, specialized, interdisciplinary health programs will be developed by the Faculty at the undergraduate and graduate levels, or as certificate courses.

The type of programs envisioned might include critical studies in the political economy of health, health promotion and population health, international and global health, applied health science, gerontological health, health psychology, and the history of health.|


York University is the leading interdisciplinary research and teaching university in Canada. York offers a modern, academic experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in Toronto, Canada?s most international city. The third largest university in the country, York is host to a dynamic academic community of 50,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, as well as 190,000 alumni worldwide. York?s 10 faculties and 21 research centres conduct ambitious, groundbreaking research that is interdisciplinary, cutting across traditional academic boundaries. This distinctive and collaborative approach is preparing students for the future and bringing fresh insights and solutions to real-world challenges. York University is an autonomous, not-for-profit corporation.


[07-12-2005,13:08]
York Breaking News
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Just as York failure in engineering, I see another failure!!! I guess in this day and age, they will give just about any U of T reject a medical degree. This must be against some human rights laws.
[07-12-2005,17:13]
Anonymous
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York did not compete well with the comprehensive universities, and now they want to become a medical school?

I hear York is calling Spinboy to be their first patient.

It´s like wacko treating another wacko.

[08-12-2005,00:58]
Anonymous
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Um.... the idiocy of this forum is astounding.

Can you guys not read? They´re:

1) Not creating a medical school, but a health faculty.

2) Not granting medical degrees but simply reorganizing existing programs and putting them all under one roof to increase the effectiveness of research and possibly the usage of funds.

Contrary to popular belief not all York students are U of T rejects; some actually chose to go there. Furthermore, some of you give too much credit to U of T than it deserves. It´s a good school with some good programs (mostly in graduate studies), but comparing it´s undergrad to other schools it´s either on par, slightly better, or even in some cases worse. What does this mean? Well, like all schools each has an area in which they excel.

Perhaps some of you should keep your mouth shut since some of you probably aren´t even in university or at least lack the maturity to even be in university in the first place. However, knowing that at least some of you are in university and will graduate in a few years makes me (or any other person with a half decent brain or intelligence) shudder when thinking that some of you will be this country´s future.

It´s very depressing.

[08-12-2005,01:11]
Anonymous
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Don´t get bent out of shape Yorkie, that´s just Valery. You can tell Valery´s posts because they always lack articles like "a" and "the". Valery attends Concordia and has an inferiority complex. He tries to put down anyone and anything outside his small little world. I say "tries" because he just makes an ass of himself and, by association, his school. Valery needs to either find a girlfriend or come out of the closet and make peace with himself.
[08-12-2005,01:41]
Anonymous
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Don?t get bent out of shape Yorkie, that?s just Spinboy. You can tell Spinboy´s posts because they always lack articles like "a" and "the". Spinboy flunked out of university and has a superiority complex. He tries to put down anyone who proudly boasts his or her university, especially Concordia. I say "tries" because he just makes an ass of himself. Spinboy needs to come out of the closet and make peace with himself. He lives in his little cyber-world and gets his kicks by attacking proud Concordians in this forum. Poor poor Spinboy. :-(
[08-12-2005,03:27]
Anonymous
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Maybe so, but I haven´t flunked out of university.

It´s pretty lame that you just reposted what I wrote.

[08-12-2005,04:11]
Anonymous
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Why the name Faculty of Health but not Faculty of Health Sciences??
It is very usual to have a name with health sciences in many universities.

I guess and suspect that this Faculty will not involve something that´s not related to science.
And my best guess is.... CMCC will propose to merge with York again in this Faculty. The merger had been rejected by the Faculty of Science and Atkinson College a few years ago.

[08-12-2005,08:19]
York Science
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Spinboy, you realise that there are many Concordia students posting on this forum. I am "valery" and I did not post anything on this thread... Anyways, I agree with the Concordia poster.


[08-12-2005,10:57]
Anonymous
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Who the hell care if York has Faculty of Health. Is this like Yorks Breaking news ticker, or do york students try to beat their inferior complex by posting on the this board. You complain about the board, instead of studying like any other university students, you decided to spend precious hours posting your insults - INFERIOR COMPLEX - Just go to U of T. But wait, you talk about after graduation, well hope the Yorkies can find a job, I heard IGA is hiring.

You know what, its actually a good thing that Canada´s future does not come from York, because can you believe how lazy and laid back this country would have been, we would probably be classified as third-world. Good that the guys at U of T, Waterloo, McMaster, Ryerson, Western, WL, McGill and Concordia run this country. I know the exams are not that hard at york, if you spend the hours studying instead of on this board, then you would be at the absolute top of your class, and may be then U of T might accept you, but try Humber first, you have a better chance getting in their!!

[08-12-2005,13:49]
Anonymous
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Is Concordia some kind of "special" school?
[08-12-2005,14:35]
Anonymous
(in reply to: York U creates new Faculty of Health)
We are all special.
[08-12-2005,22:42]
Anonymous
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Hey man, I figured out how to post more messages... Its pretty easy. My name is valery; I am a genius!


[08-12-2005,23:28]
Anonymous
(in reply to: York U creates new Faculty of Health)
good for u... i figured it out last year. keep working on it and maybe you´ll get in to a better school.
[09-12-2005,00:03]
Anonymous
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DUmbass Concordia is the best skule in QWuebec
[09-12-2005,00:16]
Valery
(in reply to: York U creates new Faculty of Health)
I am now studying in IT and I am a Hacker.
[09-12-2005,03:08]
Concordia Student
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We will rule Canada and the world by our tricks ! !
[09-12-2005,03:10]
Concordia Student
(in reply to: York U creates new Faculty of Health)
all your Concordia are belong to us
[09-12-2005,03:59]
Anonymous
(in reply to: York U creates new Faculty of Health)
It´s nothing new. Don´t get too excited.
[09-12-2005,05:18]
Anonymous
(in reply to: York U creates new Faculty of Health)
Concordia students, you have no morals, no ethics.
You made us, Canadian university students, look very ugly.
I am so shame of you.

[09-12-2005,09:48]
Concordia SUCKS !
(in reply to: York U creates new Faculty of Health)
HAHA I know how to do it
[09-12-2005,22:04]
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