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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 […]

MFAc program fosters practical business solutions in collaboration with RBC

MFAc program fosters practical business solutions in collaboration with RBC

York University’s Master of Financial Accountability (MFAc) graduate students showcased creative business solutions and proposed a variety of best practices in a collaborative case study opportunity provided by one of the largest banks in Canada, the Royal Bank of Canada. Amit Brahme, senior director, Newcomer & Cultural Client Segment, along with Lara Beauvais, senior manager, Performance Optimization […]

DEM Alumna Deryn Rizzi becomes first female fire chief for City of Mississauga

DEM Alumna Deryn Rizzi becomes first female fire chief for City of Mississauga

The City of Mississauga has selected Deryn Rizzi as its Fire Chief and Director, Emergency Management effective February 2, 2021. Chief Rizzi completed both a Masters of Arts, Disaster and Emergency Management and a Disaster and Emergency Management Certificate with the School of Administrative Studies. “I am excited to have Deryn at the City of […]

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 […]

DEM students recognized by OAEM

DEM students recognized by OAEM

Disaster & Emergency Management (DEM) undergraduate students Mahmood Khan and Tiana Putric were recently recognized for their academic achievements in the 2019-20 academic year with awards from the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers (OAEM). Khan and Putric are among few other undergraduate students to receive these honours. Khan received the Brian Hook Memorial Award and Putric was recognized with the […]

Six new faculty members join SAS this fall

Six new faculty members join SAS this fall

The School of Administrative Studies welcomed six new faculty members this fall: Sophia Kusyk, Poland Lai, Daniel Richards, Tameka Samuels-Jones, Jennifer Spinney, and Akolisa Ufodike. "LA&PS is extremely excited to welcome this year's new faculty members as we continue to renew and grow our faculty complement," said J.J. McMurtry, dean of LA&PS. "These individuals bring […]

Anti-Chinese stigma masked community’s proactive measures to avert COVID-19 spread

Anti-Chinese stigma masked community’s proactive measures to avert COVID-19 spread

Anti-Asian discrimination spread quickly at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, as people of Chinese descent and those perceived as Chinese were targeted as originators of the pandemic – a stigma that is stoked by President Donald Trump’s characterization of COVID-19 as the “China virus.” But even before they were unfairly targeted, many in the […]