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York University researchers delve into trust differences between generations of Quebecers

York University researchers delve into trust differences between generations of Quebecers

Are older generations of Quebecers less trusting than younger ones? A new study by York University researchers finds the Quiet Revolution in Quebec had a strong influence on how trusting Quebecers are of each other. Assistant Professor Cary Wu of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, and Associate Professor Andrew Dawson, Chair of the Department of […]

LA&PS professor co-organizes workshop on how researchers deal with online hate and harassment

LA&PS professor co-organizes workshop on how researchers deal with online hate and harassment

The workshop was co-organized by Natalie Coulter, assistant professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, and the director of IRDL, and Alex Borkowski, PhD candidate in Communication & Culture. The workshop sought to increase awareness of the potential risks of online ​harassment and share resources for support should such issues arise. The workshop was […]

York partners with Alchemy, Knopf Canada’s new publishing program

York partners with Alchemy, Knopf Canada’s new publishing program

Knopf Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada, announces the launch of a new publishing program, Alchemy, under the editorial direction of acclaimed poet, novelist and essayist Dionne Brand. Alchemy’s publishing program will release two to three titles each year. It will also be anchored in an annual publication, The Alchemy Lectures, and a signature […]

Book launch celebrates new publications from Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics faculty

Book launch celebrates new publications from Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics faculty

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (DLLL), in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), celebrated the recent book publications of its faculty members to recognize their academic and creative contributions in a virtual group book launch recently. This event showcased the book publications (2021-22) of DLLL scholars: Associate Professor Gabriela Alboiu, Professor Sheila Embleton, Associate […]

LA&PS professor's research aims to provide equitable child healthcare

LA&PS professor's research aims to provide equitable child healthcare

Children comprise 25 per cent of the population and present a unique opportunity for researchers to provide more equitable health care, but how do we ethically and securely collect, examine and store pediatric data, and under what circumstances is it acceptable to keep using child health care data for research? That is the basis behind Ian […]

Don’t leave me this way: LA&PS researcher explores barriers to gaming

Don’t leave me this way: LA&PS researcher explores barriers to gaming

Kelly Bergstrom holds undergraduate degrees in both visual arts and communications, so it should come as no surprise that her professional research focuses on gaming, which blends stories and graphics. Bergstrom, an assistant professor of communication and media studies at the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University, explores: participation in various types […]

LA&PS researchers receive $1M to support gender and race equality research

LA&PS researchers receive $1M to support gender and race equality research

Two researchers from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) have been awarded with funding to address system barriers faced by underrepresented groups in Canada.  The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) awarded funding to Akolisa Ufodike and Andrea Emberly for the Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative to fund community-led research partnerships grounded in […]

LA&PS Professor Rodney Loeppky releases new book

LA&PS Professor Rodney Loeppky releases new book

Department of Politics Associate Professor Rodney Loeppky has published a new book titled A Deal They Can’t Resist: Adaptive Accumulation and American Public Policy (De Gruyter Publishers, 2022). The book argues that a component of U.S. neoliberalism involves adaptive accumulation, a process where capital seeks to enlarge public programs in order to reroute public revenues into private revenue […]

New ‘Journal of the Motherhood Initiative’ issue explores social work and mothering

New ‘Journal of the Motherhood Initiative’ issue explores social work and mothering

Twenty-one scholars, including three with affiliations to York University, have contributed to the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of York University’s Journal of the Motherhood Initiative (JMI). The issue, published in April, explores the theme of “Social Work, Motherhood, and Mothering: Critical Feminist Perspectives” and features 13 articles. Andrea O’Reilly, professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s […]

Professor Emerita receives Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award

Professor Emerita receives Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award

Borderless Higher Education for Refugees: Lessons from the Dadaab Refugee Camps, co-edited by Professor Emerita and Senior Scholar Wenona Giles at York University’s Department of Anthropology,earned the Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award from the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Giles, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Resident Research Associate at the Centre for […]