York football coach charged with child luring

A York University assistant football coach was charged with luring a child under 18 and attempting to make child pornography, Toronto Police Service (TPS) said in a Feb. 22 release. Daniel Younis, a 24-year-old recruiting co-ordinator and running back coach for the York University Lions, was charged Feb. 21 following a three-month period of alleged exchanges between himself and a 16-year-old boy. Younis and the boy engaged in cellphone and internet chats between December 2012 and February 2013, according to police. “The victim sent images of himself to the accused using his cell phone,” police spokesman Const. Tony Vella said. Police say more complainants have stepped forward as of March 1, one week after Younis made his first court appearance, as […]

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Maclean’s rankings are out, but how much do they really matter?

While the rankings of universities might be important for university reputation, they may not be a major factor for many students. Maclean’s magazine recently released their annual university rankings for 2013, in which Canadian universities are graded and ranked based on how they score in several criteria. There are three overarching categories under which universities are ranked by students and classes, faculty, resources, student support, library, and reputation. McGill University ranked first place for the medical doctoral category, which is defined as “a broad range of PhD programs and research, as well as medical schools,” according to the magazine. McGill is followed by the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto. The comprehensive category is composed of schools […]

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Female dean to take over University of Waterloo engineering faculty

For the first time, the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo will have a female dean at its helm. Professor Pearl Sullivan, the current chair of the school’s department of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, will take over the job July 1 and will serve a five-year term. “The exemplary reputation of Waterloo [engineering] fueled a lot of international interest in this position,” the university’s president Feridun Hamdullahpur said in a press release. “We were thrilled that, in the end, one of our own professors was the best person for the job. Faculty and students both here and elsewhere have the greatest respect for [Sullivan], a striking example of the top-quality educators and leaders we have in our own […]

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