Skip to main content Skip to local navigation
Home » Category: 'In the Media' (Page 2)

In the Media

Perspectives on COVID-19 with Prof. Eric Kennedy

Perspectives on COVID-19 with Prof. Eric Kennedy

Coronavirus has without a doubt changed the lives of many, and in this video Eric Kennedy, assistant professor in the Disaster and Emergency Management program, discusses the significance of social interventions which have helped to teach people a new way of life. As a recipient of a rapid research funding grant, Kennedy acknowledges the quick […]

DEM researchers receive over one million in COVID-19 research funding

DEM researchers receive over one million in COVID-19 research funding

Three York University researchers will receive more than $1.1 million in COVID-19 rapid research funding over two years to explore issues of trust, stigmatization and social perceptions of risk, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced Friday. The results from these Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies research projects could affect the response […]

SAS in the News: Prof. Asgary and Prof. Rozdilsky quoted on coronavirus potential impact on business

SAS in the News: Prof. Asgary and Prof. Rozdilsky quoted on coronavirus potential impact on business

On January 29, the Financial Post reported on Canadian retailers and other businesses who have started eyeing contingency plans in case of a coronavirus outbreak. Professors Ali Asgary and Jack Rozdilsky, from the Disaster and Emergency Management program, noted that there are many business hubs in Toronto and these companies will face difficulties controlling fluxes […]

SAS in the News: Prof. Rozdilsky quoted on Pickering Nuclear alert

SAS in the News: Prof. Rozdilsky quoted on Pickering Nuclear alert

On January 13, Global News reported on Canada’s emergency alert system just 24 hours after an emergency alert was mistakenly sent out about a nuclear ‘incident’ at the Pickering Nuclear Generation Station. Prof. Jack Rozdilsky, from the Disaster and Emergency Management program, defended the alert system against mounting skepticism from the community. “From a public […]

Prof. Eric Kennedy awarded $117,000 to expand experiential education program for grad students

Prof. Eric Kennedy awarded $117,000 to expand experiential education program for grad students

British Columbia’s Ministry of Health has awarded York University Professor Eric Kennedy, from the School of Administrative Studies’ Disaster and Emergency Management program, $117,000 to support an expansion to the Science Outside the Lab (SOtL) program. Co-hosted with York University, SOtL is a competitive science policy immersion program that runs two sessions a year for graduate students […]

Prof. Hassan Qudrat-Ullah publishes book on testing effectiveness of decision-aiding technologies

Prof. Hassan Qudrat-Ullah publishes book on testing effectiveness of decision-aiding technologies

A new book on improving human decision making and performance in complex, dynamic tasks is the result of research conducted by Professor Hassan Qudrat-Ullah in the School of Administrative Studies. Qudrat-Ullah demonstrates the utility of laboratory-based experimental methods in dealing with dynamic tasks in his book Improving Human Performance in Dynamic Tasks. The book features […]

Fire incidents simulation research “Igniting Insight” wins bronze award

Fire incidents simulation research “Igniting Insight” wins bronze award

With the partnership and collaboration of professors Adriano O. Solis and Ali Asgary from the School of Administrative Studies, the Vaughan Fire & Rescue Service (VFRS) has received bronze at the 2019 Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) Innovative Management Awards for the “Igniting Insight: Using GIS and Analytics in the Fire Service” project. […]

New textbook examines natural disaster and risk management in Canada

New textbook examines natural disaster and risk management in Canada

  Disaster and emergency management Professor Nirupama Agrawal’s new book, Natural Disasters and Risk Management in Canada(2018), offers wide-ranging information on a variety of hazards, including both the scientific and social aspects. Professor Nirupama Agrawal at the caldera of the largest active volcano in Japan, Mount Aso. The volcano last erupted in October 2016 launching volcanic […]

New book offers analysis of payday lending and presents solutions for policy makers

New book offers analysis of payday lending and presents solutions for policy makers

  Canadians of modest means are often left with no choice but to borrow from a high-cost payday lender. Since these fringe lenders charge upwards of 390 per cent annualized interest – well in excess of current consumer borrowing rates at banks and credit unions – those who can least afford to pay are forced […]

New book explores business ethics and focuses on the process of ethical decision making

New book explores business ethics and focuses on the process of ethical decision making

  Have you ever faced an ethical dilemma while at work?  What would you do if your manager took credit for your work?  If you discover you made a minor mistake in a report you already sent to the client, would you disclose you made the mistake?  Would you hire the child of an important […]