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Hurricane Ida shows the increasing impact of climate change since Katrina

Hurricane Ida shows the increasing impact of climate change since Katrina

Sixteen years to the day that Hurricane Katrina made landfall, Hurricane Ida struck at Port Fourchon, La., on Aug. 29, as a Category 4 hurricane with 240 kilometres per hour winds. Given the date and location of the area affected, Katrina and Ida comparisons are being made. While no two disasters are the same, looking at differences […]

Emergency calls during pandemic drop significantly, York research shows

Emergency calls during pandemic drop significantly, York research shows

New findings from a research project that studied the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on fire and rescue calls in the city of Vaughan show shifting patterns in the number of emergency incidents. York University professors Adriano O. Solis and Ali Asgary of the School of Administrative Studies (SAS) in the Faculty of Liberal Arts […]

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 […]