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Prof. Rozdilsky discusses the legality of calling an attack 'terrorism' in The Conversation.

Prof. Rozdilsky discusses the legality of calling an attack 'terrorism' in The Conversation.

Professor Jack Rozdilsky's article in The Conversation discusses issues of hate-motivated violence, Islamophobia and domestic terrorism. He specifically delves deeper into an attack which might appear to be terrorism, and whether or not legally labelling it as such is possible. "Legal experts suggest that during the first week after the attack, it’s probably too early for […]

Prof. LeBlanc discusses executive hiring and compensation

Prof. LeBlanc discusses executive hiring and compensation

Professor Richard LeBlanc was quoted in the Brampton Guardian on June 6, 2021 in an article title "Exec hiring taking longer amid COVID-19: experts". He says, "Recruiting external candidates has become particularly tough because more people want to stay put during the crisis. They see a dramatic employment shift during a pandemic as risky and […]

Prof. Weitzner comments on a year of Zoom meetings in The Conversation

Prof. Weitzner comments on a year of Zoom meetings in The Conversation

Recently Professor David Weitzner contributed to The Conversation with a piece titled "After a year of Zoom meetings, we’ll need to rebuild trust through eye contact." "The pandemic has exacerbated an already troubling trust deficit across political, economic and demographic divides. "Research shared just before the pandemic’s onset uncovered that millennials are reluctant to trust government, […]

Improve Amber Alerts or risk alienating public? DEM Professor speaks with CTV News

Improve Amber Alerts or risk alienating public? DEM Professor speaks with CTV News

Ontario’s Amber Alert system risks alienating the public by issuing alerts, sometimes late at night, that people perceive they can’t usefully respond to. Disaster & Emergency Management (DEM) professor Kenneth McBey pointed to two features of the system that in his view risk training people to ignore alerts: sending them to every phone in the […]

Digital Global Health researchers take a deep dive into contact tracing apps

Digital Global Health researchers take a deep dive into contact tracing apps

Digital Contact Tracing (D-CT) apps are digital interventions that allow governments and epidemiologists to track and trace the spread of COVID-19. While D-CT apps represent a promising pandemic response tool, they are not without controversy. Little research has been done regarding the relationship between user-engagement and the efficacy and impact of these applications. To respond […]

Drive-through simulation helps agencies in Canada and U.S. to vaccinate more people

Drive-through simulation helps agencies in Canada and U.S. to vaccinate more people

As cities and towns across Canada and the United States grapple with the logistics of planning COVID-19 vaccine sites, York University professors have been busy helping to plan mass vaccinations using different methods, including drive-through vaccination centres. The vaccination drive-through simulation, which has now helped organizations in both countries to plan how to get as […]

Prof Qudrat-Ullah's new book explores learning management systems

Prof Qudrat-Ullah's new book explores learning management systems

School of Administrative Studies Professor Hassan Qudrat-Ullah has a new book that focuses on the power and potential of learning management systems. The book Adoption of LMS in Higher Educational Institutions of the Middle East (Springer 2021) discusses the adoption of learning management systems (LMS) in higher education institutions. It presents influential predictors that may impact instructors’ behavioral intention […]

SAS researchers create AI simulation app to help with logistics of mass vaccinations for COVID-19

SAS researchers create AI simulation app to help with logistics of mass vaccinations for COVID-19

Once a viable COVID-19 vaccination is ready, the logistics of how to vaccinate everyone becomes one of the next hurdles. Researchers at York University have developed a solution, an artificial intelligence drive-through mass vaccination simulation application that can help clinics and public health agencies plan for mass vaccinations ahead of time. An example of the […]

Prof. Asgary develops simulation model to help families understand how to 'flatten the curve’

Prof. Asgary develops simulation model to help families understand how to 'flatten the curve’

COVID-19 continues to spread globally and the phrase flatten the curve has now entered our every-day language. To help people better understand the expression, a simple model was developed to depict the rate of infection.  Health officials say that flattening the curve will lead to fewer infections and ease the burden on the health care system. As […]