Congratulations to our colleague- Adrian Shubert- University Professor

Dear colleagues

It gives me enormous pleasure to share this piece of news.

The chair of the Senate Committee on Awards, Dr David Leyton-Brown, informed Senate that our colleague Adrian Shubert would be named University Professor.

Here’s the citation composed by the Senate Committee on Awards (

Professor Adrian Shubert has a stellar reputation as a scholar of Spanish history. A Fellow of the Royals Society of Canada, his recent receipt of the 2015 Killam Research Fellowship is evidence of his statures. His teaching inspires both students and colleagues. He has made not only significant contributions to undergraduate and graduate curriculum development, but also his co-authorship with Arthur Haberman (a 2000 University Professor) of The West and the World: Contacts, Conflicts, Connections, a textbook that is credited with revolutionizing the approach to teaching history in Ontario secondary schools. As York’s first Associate Vice-President International, he had a major impact on students through the internationalization of the curriculum; important innovations were the development of degrees with international components (iBA and iBSC, etc.) and the York International Internship Program

On behalf of the entire Department I would like to offer our huge congratulations.