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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 […]

York researchers receive more than $16M in SSHRC funding

York researchers receive more than $16M in SSHRC funding

More than 40 research projects at York University will receive a boost of $16 million in funding from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), including close to $10 million in Partnership Grants for long-term research projects in anti-homelessness, global health, 2SLGBTQ+ poverty and Indigenous rights and reconciliation. The funding was announced […]

LA&PS graduate student earns Governor General Gold Medal

LA&PS graduate student earns Governor General Gold Medal

Three York University graduates received this year’s Governor General Gold Medals, which recognize the outstanding scholastic achievements of graduate students in Canada. The 2022 recipients are Signy Lynch, Ilana Shiff and Allison Taylor. “We are incredibly proud of our talented York graduate students who have won the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medals this year. They […]

LA&PS professor explores socioeconomic trust gap during the pandemic

LA&PS professor explores socioeconomic trust gap during the pandemic

The pandemic has created greater divisions between people who are trusting and those who are distrustful, and those divisions fall along socioeconomic lines, exacerbating social inequalities. “Some Canadians have become more trusting, while others have become less trusting since the start of the pandemic,” says Faculty of Liberal Arts& Professional Studies Professor Cary Wu. “Crises, […]

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 researchers' projects awarded Indigenous Research Seed Fund

LA&PS researchers' projects awarded Indigenous Research Seed Fund

Indigenous research will be supported with funding of $1 million over three years through the York University Indigenous Research Seed Fund. The fund provides emerging and established Indigenous scholars with support for research that advances excellence in Indigenous knowledge, languages and ways of knowing and being. A call for applications was administered by the University’s […]

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 […]