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York University,

at North York, Ont., Canada; nondenominational; coeducational; founded 1959 as an affiliate of the Univ. of Toronto, became independent 1965. It has faculties of administrative studies, environmental studies, arts, education, pure and applied science, fine arts, and graduate studies and a school of law. There are research institutes in Canadian studies, Jewish studies, earth and space science, international and strategic studies, and Asia Pacific studies.
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It demanded that the university administration "abide by the BDS call" and that York "withdraw its investments from Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, Amphenol and other companies that are selling weapons and military equipment to Israel." Six days later, on 27 March, SAIA members and Palestine solidarity activists gathered inside Vari Hall, a long-time meeting place and student center on campus, to celebrate the passage of the boycott resolutions.
Here Rybczynski's discussion of Vari Hall, the mid-1990s York University Student Center in Toronto (33-35), a solid, multifunctional building in which the volumes achieved and even the materials selected seem to encourage casual "lounging" comportment is particularly germane.
In the summer of 2004, without notice or consultation, the president and her minions overhauled the Temporary Use of Space Policy, henceforth outlawing any unauthorized use of buildings and grounds, severely restricting freedom of speech and assembly, and barring any use whatsoever of the Vari Hall rotunda, the central forum of the campus.
On March 16, 2004, at York University, 25 pro-Palestinian students held a mock checkpoint in Vari Hall, a building where demonstrations are banned.