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International project promotes healthy cities, transportation

International project promotes healthy cities, transportation

York University School of Kinesiology & Health Science Professor Alison Macpherson, and postdoctoral visitor Emily McCullogh, travelled to Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, to collaborate on CapaCITY/É, a joint project focusing on sustainable transportation interventions. The CapaCITY/É project, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Australia’s National Health & Medical Research Council, is comprised of […]

CIHR awards professor $1M grant

CIHR awards professor $1M grant

York University Faculty of Health Professor David Hood received a more than $1-million grant over five years from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to study the role of exercise, sex and age on muscle decline by delving into the role of lysosomes in clearing out bad mitochondria from muscles. It’s not about a rare illness; […]

Faculty of Health professors bring new perspectives on well-being

Faculty of Health professors bring new perspectives on well-being

This story is published in YFile’s New Faces feature issue 2023. Every September, YFile introduces and welcomes those joining the York University community, and those with new appointments. The Faculty of Health welcomes 12 new faculty members this fall. “We are delighted to welcome an outstanding group of new faculty members into the Faculty of Health. They bring […]

Health professor elected president of prestigious sociology association

Health professor elected president of prestigious sociology association

Parissa Safai, a professor in York University’s School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health, has been elected to serve as president of the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA), effective Jan. 1, 2024 and until 2028. Established in 1965, ISSA is an international scholarly organization in the field of the sociology of sport. ISSA is […]

York researchers advance work on bicycles for social change

York researchers advance work on bicycles for social change

Researchers at York University aim to co-develop a Bicycles for Development TransnationalCollective website to mobilize and amplify efforts of those working in the bicycles for development field. The team is led by Faculty of Health Associate Professor Lyndsay Hayhurst, and includes Faculty of Health graduate students Jessica Nachman, Natan Levi, Julia Ferreira Gomes, undergraduate student […]

New and renewed Canada Research Chairs at forefront of important, future-defining research

New and renewed Canada Research Chairs at forefront of important, future-defining research

York University has gained four new and three renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRC). Professors Antony Chum, Arash Habibi Lashkari, Kohitij Kar and Liya Ma received new CRC appointments and Professors Christopher Caputo, Raymond W.M. Kwong and Regina Rini had their CRCs renewed. Antony Chum is assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology in the Faculty […]

York study shows long-term weight loss success requires multiple attempts

York study shows long-term weight loss success requires multiple attempts

Gaining back pounds as soon as a diet is over is all too common for people attempting to lose weight (often characterized as a failure of the individual, indicative of a lack of willpower and discipline), but a new study from scholars in York University’s Faculty of Health, find such regressions are learning experiences – […]

Seeking novel therapies for chronic fatigue syndrome and long COVID

Seeking novel therapies for chronic fatigue syndrome and long COVID

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH headed by women’s cardiovascular health expert Heather Edgell may provide new hope for those grappling with the debilitating effects of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and long COVID. Symptoms of ME/CFS – which occurs four times as often in women as in men – include musculoskeletal pain, difficulty concentrating, fatigue and depression. Similar […]

Dean’s Faculty of Health awards recognize excellence in research, teaching

Dean’s Faculty of Health awards recognize excellence in research, teaching

Four faculty members from York University’s Faculty of Health were recognized for their accomplishments in educational leadership and innovation on May 3 when the annual Dean’s Awards were announced. This year’s recipients are: Rachel da Silveira Gorman – Dean’s Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership, Pedagogical and/or Curricular Innovation; Mary Desrocher – Dean’s Award for […]

Three undergraduate changemakers receive Governor General’s silver medals

Three undergraduate changemakers receive Governor General’s silver medals

Silver Medal recipients FEATURED image for YFileThree undergraduate students at York University have been awarded the Governor General’s Silver Medal. The medal recognizes the outstanding scholastic achievements of undergraduate students in Canada. Receiving the medals are changemakers Alina Kuimova, Amirarsalan Rahimian and Katelyn Conferido. Alina Kuimova is graduating with a Specialized Bilingual B.A. (Hons.) in […]