The York Institute for Health Research (YIHR) is home to a new breed of health researchers who actively conduct research from within interdisciplinary teams and cross-sectoral networks. With both eminent researchers and emerging scholars, YIHR draws together a range of social, biomedical, environmental, and behavioural scientists, as well as researchers from business, law, education, and the physical sciences. As a result, research at YIHR bridges the divide between the sciences and social sciences, in order to deliver real world solutions.
INITIATIVES & PROJECTS
YIHR Students’ Committee
Taking Action: Using Arts-Based Approaches to Develop Aboriginal Youth Leadership in HIV Prevention
Program Evaluation Unit
Disability Rights Promotion International
National Network on Environments and Women’s Health
Youth, Disability and Sexual Health
Documentaries created by York film students showcasing York health researchers
YIHR Executive Committee members, Marcia Rioux, Pat Armstrong, Ron Pearlman and Jianhong Wu have all been recognized by York University as Distinguished Research Professors. The title of Distinguished Research Professor is awarded to 25 faculty members at York who have demonstrated excellent, sustained and continuing contributions to a particular field, and whose work has had a major impact on the field, both at York and internationally.
Call for Papers for the 8th Annual Centre for Refugee Studies’ Graduate Student Conference, to be held from 26-27 April 2013 at York University, Toronto, Canada. The theme of the conference is “Identity and Belonging: Experiencing Forced Migration and the Role of Community, Participation, and Collaboration.” Please circulate widely. Note that the abstract submission deadline has been extended to April 11, 2013. CFP – CRS Student Conference 2013
Marcia Rioux, Director of York Institute for Health Research has been awarded a 2013 President’s Research Excellence Award by York University recognizing Dr. Rioux’s outstanding research achievements over the past year. For full story, visit ?utm_source=YFile_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningEmail
York University Professor Tamara Daly has been awarded one of nine Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) research chairs in Gender Work and Health. The professor will lead a research program, Working Well: Understanding How Gender Influences Working Conditions and Health in Long-Term Care Settings Across Canada over the next five years. For more information, ?utm_source=YFile_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Research probes health impacts of gendered senior care work
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) awarded York University almost $6.2 million to lead two major research projects. The projects will bring post-secondary education to the Dadaab refugee camps and surrounding area in northeastern Kenya, and promote employment of people with disabilities in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. The first project will be led by anthropology Professor Wenona Giles and education Professor Don Dippo, the second by Professor Marcia Rioux of the School Health Policy & Management in the Faculty of Health and Director of York Institute for Health Research.
Centre for Disease Modelling, will bring Canadian scientists together with principal Brazilian partners from the University of São Paulo and the BIOMAT Consortium/BIOMAT Institute of Advanced Studies of Biosystems to lead to important advances in the control of many diseases, including West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever and drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis. For more information visit, scientists-from-canada-and-brazil-join-to-fight-infectious-disease
International Youth Internship Program accepting applications for placements in Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, and Indonesia. These are 6-month placements for Canadian university graduates that are funded by CIDA, and start in May. The application deadline is February 18. For further information: http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/gc-internships
Stay tuned for the date of the next YIHR Student Committee meeting. For information on the YIHR Student Committee email:
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Join YIHR on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/york_yihr) for event updates and other YIHR news.
Join the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs on April 17, 2013 at 6 pm, at Ryerson University for a Conversation on “Immigration Detention in Canada and abroad: What is the cost of liberty?” Immigration Detention in Canada and Abroad
Race and Space with Sherene Razack on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. 12:15 – 2PM in Room 140 HNES (Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. Seminar poster_Final Art
2013 York Institute for Health Research Student Symposium, Critical Perspectives on the Future of Health will take place on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Harry Crowe Room, 109 Atkinson Building. We encourage all graduate and undergraduate students interested in health to attend. For more information, contact Syeda Kabir at firstname.lastname@example.org or Juanita Beaudry at email@example.com or visit, ?page_id=2508
PINK RIBBONS INC. A film screening and discussion about breast cancer fundraising and
environmental links to cancer on Wednesday February 27 2012, 2PM – 4:30PM in Room 1009, TEL Building, York University.
Let’s Talk. York University is holding a York U Let’s Talk Mental Health day on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Vari Hall and the CIBC lobby from 10am to 3pm. York is hoping to increase awareness of mental health issues, as well as available resources and how all members of the York community can access them. get-talking-tuesday-is-york-u-lets-talk-mental-health-day
LaMarsh Leadership Representatives are hosting a workshop “Realities of a Career After Grad School: Developing the Competitive Edge”. The Workshop will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013 from 1-3:30 p.m. 2013 February 11, 2013 workshop flyer
YIHR Student Committee is scheduled for Monday, February 11th at 3pm in TEL building, room 5021. Please feel free to drop by to see what the student committee is planning.