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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
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Taking Action: Using Arts-Based Approaches to Develop Aboriginal Youth Leadership in HIV Prevention
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Program Evaluation Unit
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Disability Rights Promotion International
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National Network on Environments and Women’s Health
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Youth, Disability and Sexual Health
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Documentaries created by York film students showcasing York health researchers
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship: Two-year fellowship valued at $115,000 (plus $15,000 non-cash value in training), customized training in professional and R&D management skills, long-term research project with a private-sector partner, open to all disciplines, letter of Intent Deadline: August 6, 2014 at 5:oopm PST. Application Deadline: August 19, 2014, at 1:00 pm PST

Mitacs Globalink Research Internship: Currently in its sixth year, the Research Internship is accepting faculty applications for summer 2015. Faculty supervise international senior undergraduates who travel to Canada to undertake research projects of mutual interest. 12-week research internship in summer 2015, open to professors in all disciplines, Open to interns from Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Vietnam. Mitacs oversees matching and travel logistics and provides student funding, competitive process for interns. Submission deadline for faculty projects is June 18, 2014

Job Posting: Project Coordinator for UNESCO Chair inCommunity-based Research.The minimal requirements include a Masters degree, with a preference of full-cycle research experience, plus 5 years of experience at an advanced level with multidisciplinary research in the social sciences or another relevant research area. This position is part time for 2 years, and will be based at the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria. Please send your CV and cover letter to Dr. Crystal Tremblay, Research Coordinator for the UNESCO Chair in CBR at crystal.tremblay@ubc.ca. Posting closes May 10th

Postdoctoral Fellowship “Health Risk Assessment for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management”, at York University and Manifold Data Mining Inc. Applicants should have a PhD degree and significant experience in data mining and statistics. Experience in preventive medicine and manipulating large datasets  will be an asset. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae along with complete contact information and some representative research papers, and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Dr. Aijun An at aan@cse.yorku.ca.

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Academic Director, York University Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (“RDC”). Applications and nominations (including curriculum vitae and the names of three referees who may be contacted) should be sent to Shelly Khushal, Senior Administrative Assistant, Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, 5th Floor, York Research Tower, skhushal@yorku.ca). The deadline for applications is Thursday, April 24, 2014. ACADEMIC DIRECTOR RDC – job posting Apr 9 2014



We are very pleased to share with everyone the exiting news that our Director, Marcia Rioux, has received the  Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award. The Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award is presented with gratitude by the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, to Marcia Rioux, in recognition of your outstanding contributions to Ontario communities, and in particular, for leadership and advocacy in disability studies, commitment to enhanced opportunities for persons with disabilities, and courage in the face of adversity.

Job Posting: Research Assistant. For full posting click: Research Assistant YIHR Posting (01.10.2014)

CBC Natioanl news identified YIHR Expanding the Circle project, Marcia Rioux (Principal Investigator), project about disability rights in Aboriginal communities in Ontario on November 28th

Job Posting: Research Assistant,

Disability Rights Promotion International- Toronto, Canada

Part- time position (Part-time)
Affiliation: YUSA 2

Salary: $18.55 per hour

Position Start Date: As soon as possible Position End date: 4 months from start date

DRPI is a collaborative project to establish a comprehensive, sustainable international system to monitor human rights of people with disabilities.

Responsibilities:

- Acts as a resource in the on-going field research work in Canada, and from other regions i.e. Africa, Asia, Europe, Americas.  Assists the Project Coordinator in monitoring the progress of the research team. Raises issues to the Project Coordinator and PI, as necessary.

- Assists the Project Coordinator with administrative tasks related to the project activities.

- Research and writing related to the Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) project, and all related employment projects.

- Working with international partners on the qualitative and quantitative research in which they are engaged.

- Searches for funding opportunities and recommends what is appropriate for the project. Assists in the writing of funding proposals and applications.

- Other duties as required.

Reporting:

The position will involve working under the direction of Marcia Rioux Director of YIHR, and PI of DRPI until or unless otherwise specified.

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and covering letter to York Institute for Health Research front desk or yihr@yorku.ca

Closing Date:  Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Job Posting: Research Assistant 
York Institute for Health Research (YIHR)
- Toronto, Canada Part- time position (3 days a week, 6 month contract)

The York Institute for Health Research (YIHR) is a university-based organized research unit that fosters health research. YIHR facilitates, supports, and conducts research under broad health themes through the lenses of community engagement, interdisciplinarity, internationality, multi-method approaches and policy relevance. YIHR is looking to hire a Research Assistant to ensure a gender lens is incorporated throughout YIHR activities, providing input into projects, institute development and dissemination activities. The Research Assistant position will involve working under the direction of YIHR Director and Project Coordinator.

Responsibilities:

-Assists the Project Coordinator in bringing a gender lens to projects, events and new applications. Raises issues to the Project Coordinator and PI, as necessary.
– Research and writing related to YIHR institutional reports and research projects.
– Searches for funding opportunities and assists PI in developing new applications
–  Assists the Project Coordinator in bringing together interdisciplinary research teams, developing a gender lens into projects, advising researchers on university and funding processes and policies, and ensuring application deadlines are met-
– Coordinating YIHR activities including meetings, student events and project activities.
– Support YIHR and research project knowledge mobilization including YIHR facebook page, twitter account, newsletter and podcasts, as well as developing and coordinating YIHR seminars and speakers related to gender and health.
–  Assists the Project Coordinator with administrative tasks.

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and covering letter to York Institute for Health Research front desk or yihr@yorku.ca

Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Closing Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) is proud to announce that Bengt Lindqvist Co Director of DRPI will be honoured today,  Friday June 7, 2013 receiving the Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws, presented by York University, Toronto Canada. Bengt’s leadership and dedication to the rights of persons with disabilities has had a lasting effect on the policies of governments and the lives of people throughout the world. Serving as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Disability from 1994 to 2003, he monitored the implementation of the Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, a framework to further the equality and full participation of persons with disabilities in social life and development.

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. For more information, visit two-profs-awarded-2013-distinguished-research-professor-title

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EVENTS

The LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research, in partnership with The City Institute, C. W. Jefferys Collegiate and Westview collegiate Institute, proudly present our Annual Graduate Student Symposium: ”A Healthy Community for Toronto’s Youth: How Researchers and Youth can work together to push the envelope to effect change” on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 9:00 am-1:00 pm in 519 Kaneff Tower. Space is limited, please RSVP your attendance to lamarsh@yorku.ca by March 28th.

BEYOND THE MANI-PEDI: WHAT ARE THOSE CHEMICALS DOING TO OUR HEALTH?

Presented by: National Network on Environments and Women’s Health & Central Toronto Community Health Centre

Let’s talk about how we can make nail salons healthier places to work and visit. Join us for an informative evening with 2 women from the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative. Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 7 pm. Lillian H. Smith Library, Auditorium, 239 College St., Toronto.

 

CDM Distinguished Lecture on Space, Control and Disease by Professor Louis J. Gross is being held on Monday April 28th, 10:30-11:30am in Ross N638. For abstract and more information on the lecture, please see attached flyer: Distinguished Lecture Poster – 28 Apr 14


The Canadian Obesity Network- Students and New Professionals Chapter at York are hosting an event called “Searching for Satiety in Children: Role of diet, exercise and the environment” next Tuesday , March 26th from 12:00-1:00pm at Bethune 320, York University. Find the Canadian Obesity Network Student and New Professional York Chapter on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/consnpyork
You are invited to attend the “CDM Distinguished Lecture: Spatio-temporal spread of infectious pathogens in discrete space”, to be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2:30 PM in Ross Building room N638. Presenter: Prof. Julien Arino, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Manitoba. For more details please check the poster at: http://cdm.yorku.ca/sites/default/files/Distinguished_Lecture_Poster-11.Dec_.13.pdf


Join the Healthcare and Biotechnology Forum in collaboration with GRASP and SAMOS in “Correlation between Teamwork and Performance in Healthcare” on Nov. 6th, 5:30-7 pm at the Schulich School of Business, Room S124, Keele Campus. Hosted by Prof. Franziska Tschan form University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, this is a great learning opportunity for students/faculty interested in healthcare to learn about research methodologies, procedures, findings and the implications. Business professional dress-code in effect, refreshments will be served.

Join GRASP on Tuesday Nov. 5th 5:00-6:30 PM in Room 313, Student Centre at York University for From Start to Finish: Navigating University Life to Building a Career. Drs. Coons & Guglietti will discuss how to make the most of undergrad, grad and post-grad opportunities based on their academic and career paths. The discussion will inform students about the university experience, and how academic work shapes career opportunities and a discussion of career paths both inside and outside the academy. Snacks and Beverages provided, all are welcome. For more info visit: yorku.ca/grasp

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