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Meet the Changemakers

Learn more about Faculty of Health students, alumni, faculty and staff who are creating positive change in our communities and the world around us.

Jonathan Weiss

PSYCHOLOGY
Research conducted by clinical psychologist and associate professor of Psychology Jonathan Weiss has shown that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can make life much brighter for children with autism and their families.

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Christine Jonas-Simpson

NURSING
Professor Christine Jonas-Simpson is improving quality of life for patients with dementia at the Bitove Academy.

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Michaela Hynie

PSYCHOLOGY
How well are Syrian refugees adapting to their new life in Canada? That’s the key question Psychology Professor Michaela Hynie asked in a study that measures the integration of Syrian refugees.

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James Orbinski

DAHDALEH INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH
Established in 2015, York University’s Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research is leading change in a world that desperately needs it. And there is no-one better to lead that change than James Orbinski, the Institute’s inaugural director.

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Tamara Daly

HEALTH POLICY & MANAGEMENT
Over 100,000 Ontarians live in long-term care homes, and they are among our most vulnerable citizens. It’s essential that both residents and the people who care for them enjoy the highest quality of life and excellent conditions of work. Professor Tamara Daly has dedicated her career to improving policy and practice in this highly important field.

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Nicolette Richardson

KINESIOLOGY & HEALTH SCIENCE
Assistant Lecturer Nicolette Richardson has taken the teaching of anatomy to the next level by introducing state-of-the-art dissection software into the courses she teaches.

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