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Symposium highlights global health research of Dahdaleh grad students

Symposium highlights global health research of Dahdaleh grad students

Four graduate students at York University’s Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research will showcase their work on Dec. 14 at the Keele Campus. The students – Eric Asempah, Hillary Birch, Yuliya Chorna and Nilanjana Ganguli – will present their global health research, share more about their research journeys and discuss their progress during the third annual Global Health Graduate Scholars Symposium. The […]

York professors co-author introductory book on machine learning

York professors co-author introductory book on machine learning

A new book that explores how machine learning can be applied to decision-making in practical settings is co-authored by three York faculty members along with a colleague from Ontario Health. The textbook titled Machine Learning for Practical Decision Making: A Multidisciplinary Perspective with Applications from Healthcare, Engineering & Business Analytics offers real-life examples for novice readers with no […]

LA&PS researcher warns online consumers to read fine print

LA&PS researcher warns online consumers to read fine print

If you are a regular online shopper, you probably scoured Cyber Monday deals with eagle eyes. But did you also carefully go through the privacy policies you were consenting to before clicking “I Agree” on those business-to-consumer websites and apps? People tend to ignore the fine print in online Terms of Service (ToS) contracts, according […]

Professor Emerita Pat Armstrong wins national acclaim with Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Award

Professor Emerita Pat Armstrong wins national acclaim with Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Award

Distinguished research professor of sociology, Professor Emerita Pat Armstrong, has received the Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Award for her outstanding commitment to patient advocacy and the advancement of health care research. “This year’s awardee has gone above and beyond what is expected of health research advocates,” said Deborah Gordon-El-Bihbety, president and CEO of Research […]

LA&PS researchers receive $586,394 in funding under SSHRC Insight Development Grants

LA&PS researchers receive $586,394 in funding under SSHRC Insight Development Grants

Researchers at the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) have been awarded $586,394 in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).  SSHRC Insight Development Grants (IDGs) support early-stage research. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or […]

LA&PS professors explore histories of animals in new book

LA&PS professors explore histories of animals in new book

Elephants, horses, dolphins and bears have stories to tell about the past. Their lives and actions shape history and influence the lives of people in innumerable ways. How can these histories that animals make be studied and understood? Professors Jennifer Bonnell and Sean Kheraj from York’s Department of History in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies recently […]

LA&PS professor earns rare second fellowship invitation at Institute of Human Sciences

LA&PS professor earns rare second fellowship invitation at Institute of Human Sciences

York University Professor Nergis Canefe has been selected for a second consecutive year for a fellowship at the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, Austria – a prestigious institution of advanced study focusing on intellectual exchange across disciplines, between academia and society, and among regions that now embrace the global south and north. Canefe is a […]

CERLAC Resource Centre hosts ‘Black and Women’s Voices’ digital collection

CERLAC Resource Centre hosts ‘Black and Women’s Voices’ digital collection

A sample of documents that represent “Black and Women’s Voices” is now available in digitized format from the Resource Centre collections of York’s Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC). A sampling of “Indigenous Voices” will follow soon  (https://vitacollections.ca/cerlacresourcecentre/search). The digitized materials form part of an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) project supported by […]

New Provostial Fellows engage community to lead on Sustainable Development Goals

New Provostial Fellows engage community to lead on Sustainable Development Goals

Four new Provostial Fellows have taken up their roles this year, among them two are from Faculty of LA&PS. The program is now in its second year running, with current fellowships in place until spring 2023. As an initiative led by the provost, each of the Fellows will build capacity across the institution to advance the University Academic […]

LA&PS prof wins award for research on how external shocks affect online voting

LA&PS prof wins award for research on how external shocks affect online voting

A paper by a research group including York University Associate Professor Zachary Spicer that examines the impact of exogenous shocks on online voting has earned the award for Best Paper at the International E-Vote Conference in Austria. The research group that also includes faculty from the MGGill University, Toronto Metropolitan University, Brock University and Dalhousie University, focused its work on the […]