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BES student Bishoi Shinoda receives People Choice Award at research fair

Effective Date: 
Monday, March 3, 2014

FES congratulates Bishoi Shinoda on winning the People’s Choice Award at York University’s second Undergraduate Multidisciplinary Research Fair. Shinoda, a BES student from Ute Lehrer’s Urban Development Processes course, was selected from over 100 applications as one 57 finalists to showcase their research at the fair on February 25, 2014 in the Scott library. The event was launched to show undergraduate students that “they too can participate in research, that research is accessible and is not solely the domain of faculty and graduate students,” explains Catherine Davidson, associate University librarian and a member of the fair Steering Committee. Shinoda’s project “The Mirvish Legacy”, is an account of David Mirvish’s endeavor to carry on his father’s legacy as a significant contributor to Toronto’s downtown image. In his research, Shinoda focuses on the planning challenges of David Mirvish’s and architect Frank Gehry’s Trio Towers project, as well as the social questions of the importance of legacy, global image, and culture.  When asked about his research and his award, Shinoda stated that he “will seek the opportunity to complete the research about the Mirvish and Gehry Trio Towers under academic supervision. Overall, this has been a great experience that would definitely contribute to my application to the Master Program in the future as well will be the highlight of achievements during my post-secondary education.”