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Fall 2021 ADMS/DEMS Courses

Fall 2021 ADMS/DEMS Courses

York University has announced partial return to campus for the Fall 2021 term (partial list of courses offered in-person) and a full return for the Winter 2022 term. The School of Administrative Studies is excited to offer a selection of ADMS and DEMS courses in-person in the fall. When choosing (ADMS/DEMS) in-person courses, please ensure […]

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, […]

DEM student takes third place in Global Ethics Day Video Competition

DEM student takes third place in Global Ethics Day Video Competition

A third-year undergraduate student in York University's Disaster & Emergency Management program, in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, has won third place in an emergency management video competition. Jonathan Waldman's video was selected as one of the top three entries for the Global Ethics Day Video Competition, which asked for submissions of videos […]

Matthew Ravida (BCOM '18) joins inaugural list of Top 30 Changemakers Under 30

Matthew Ravida (BCOM '18) joins inaugural list of Top 30 Changemakers Under 30

York University has released its first-ever list of Top 30 Changemakers Under 30, shining a spotlight on remarkable young alumni who are making a difference in their communities, the country and around the world. From the School of Administrative Studies, Matthew Ravida (BCOM '18) joins the list. Matthew works as an events officer with BMO […]

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 […]