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Politics of climate change offer lessons for fight against antimicrobial resistance

Politics of climate change offer lessons for fight against antimicrobial resistance

The emerging pandemic of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and challenges to addressing it have parallels with climate change, said experts at a recent online panel on AMR Policy Leadership and Innovation, hosted by York University’s Global Strategy Lab (GSL), as part of World Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week. Similar to climate change, AMR is frequently talked about as a problem […]

Lassonde team developing new tool for detection of microplastics in water

Lassonde team developing new tool for detection of microplastics in water

Researchers at the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University are working to develop innovative methods for the detection of microplastics in bodies of water. Recently, a group of researchers successfully designed and prototyped an affordable and simple device for the detection of microplastics. Water sources often contain pollutants due to the breakdown of large […]

York U researchers’ revamped AI tool makes water dramatically safer in refugee camps

York U researchers’ revamped AI tool makes water dramatically safer in refugee camps

As the world’s refugee crisis intensifies and climate change linked natural disasters become more frequent, unique machine-learning enabled tool helps aid workers deliver safe water in displaced-population settlements A team of researchers from York University’s Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research and Lassonde School of Engineering have revamped their Safe Water Optimization Tool (SWOT) with multiple innovations that will help aid workers […]

Global Strategy Lab awarded $8.7M to create AMR Policy Accelerator

Global Strategy Lab awarded $8.7M to create AMR Policy Accelerator

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the greatest threats humanity faces today. Decades of use, overuse and misuse of antimicrobials in animals and humans has led to the development of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites that no longer respond to lifesaving antimicrobial medicines. Now a new $8.7-million initiative, based at the Global Strategy Lab at York University, […]

New book explores catastrophe and the making of the normal state

New book explores catastrophe and the making of the normal state

As the world reels from catastrophes on multiple fronts, a recent book by Osgoode Hall Law School Associate Professor Saptarishi Bandopadhyay is redefining the role and meanings of disaster in relation to statecraft, says York University’s associate vice-president of research. “Disaster management is a science of the future; what it needs is a past,” said Jennifer Hyndman, associate […]

Recap – DI seminar presentation on the protection gaps that Venezuelan LGBTQI+ asylum seekers face in Brazil

Recap – DI seminar presentation on the protection gaps that Venezuelan LGBTQI+ asylum seekers face in Brazil

On October 19, the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research and the Centre for Research in Latin America and the Caribbean co-sponsored a seminar with Yvonne Su (faculty fellow) and Gerson Scheidweiler (postdoctoral fellow). Yvonne and Gerson shared their research on the experiences of LBTQI+ Venezuelan refugees in Brazil and the homophobia, xenophobia, transphobia, and gender-based […]

The Victor Dahdaleh Foundation to support University facilities, selected programming with $4M gift

The Victor Dahdaleh Foundation to support University facilities, selected programming with $4M gift

The gift will support upgrades to the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building on York University’s Keele Campus, provide operating funding to CIFAL York and support a new operations facility for the Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid Response Simulation initiative. York was honoured to welcome alumnus and philanthropist Victor Dahdaleh and his wife Mona to campus on July 21 to celebrate the Victor Dahdaleh Foundation’s new $4-million […]

2022-2023 Dahdaleh Global Health Graduate Scholarships Awarded to Eight Outstanding Scholars

2022-2023 Dahdaleh Global Health Graduate Scholarships Awarded to Eight Outstanding Scholars

The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research is delighted to announce and congratulate the recipients of the 2022-2023 Dahdaleh Global Health Graduate Scholarships.  DI associate director and committee Chair, Mary Wiktorowicz, says, “We are impressed with the calibre of these students and early career researchers who bring so much life to the Institute. We are […]

Congratulations! Jude Kong Selected to Develop Global South Artificial Intelligence for Pandemic and Epidemic Preparedness and Response Network

Congratulations! Jude Kong Selected to Develop Global South Artificial Intelligence for Pandemic and Epidemic Preparedness and Response Network

The five-year project is aimed at ensuring vulnerable and at-risk populations are included in disease outbreak management and policies. At a time when the risk of emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases (ERIDs) is increasing, an international team led by York University successfully competed to receive a $7.25-million grant from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to help […]

York University welcomes latest York Research Chair appointees

York University welcomes latest York Research Chair appointees

Eight researchers across York University will join the York Research Chairs (YRC) program – the University’s internal counterpart to the national Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program which recognizes outstanding researchers. These YRCs belong to the ninth cohort of researchers to be appointed since the establishment of the program in 2015. These YRCs’ terms run for five years. […]