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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.


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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Disability Rights Promotion International

National Network on Environments and Women’s Health

Youth, Disability and Sexual Health
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Documentaries created by York film students showcasing York health researchers
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Are you (or do you know) a man who works from home/telecommutes and lives with a female partner in the GTA? We’re looking for participants for a UofT Study on telecommuting & household food habits. More info at:

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 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

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, 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.

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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Come join GRASP on October 2, 11:30-12:30 for the event “How I Became a Registered Kinesiologist” with Frederyck Franco, Registered Kinesiologist-Certified Exercise Physiologist in Bethune College Room 203. FREE lunch and drinks will be provided.

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 by March 28th.


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