We all know that reading is good for children and for adults, and that we should all be reading more often. One of the most obvious benefits of reading is that it helps improve language skills. A major review of research on leisure reading confirmed that reading does indeed foster better verbal abilities, from preschoolers all the way to university students. But, does it matter what we read?
As families get ready to celebrate mothers this Mother’s Day with most COVID-19 pandemic related public health restrictions lifted, one York University motherhood expert says the pandemic has acted as a beacon to expose longstanding cracks in systems of caregiving, women’s rights and gender equality.
‘Living with COVID-19’ must be more than an empty phrase: Individuals need tools to manage BA.2 and future waves
When Ontario lifted public health protective measures in March, the expectation was that we might see a small but manageable bump in COVID-19 cases. At the same time, Canadians were being told that it was time to learn to “live with COVID.”
TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2022 – It’s already known that trusting parents will likely produce trusting children, but until now, just how that process worked was unclear. New research out of York University has found the key may be the way parents socialize their children. Over the years, there has been some debate about whether trustful […]
Group supports education programs for internationally educated nurses, allowing them to become registered in the province. TORONTO, March 3, 2022 — A $1.5-million funding boost from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, will support the University-led Ontario Internationally Educated Nurses Course Consortium (OIENCC) in updating its successful competency-bridging program of study for internationally […]
Bees in the 6ix need more functional green space, say researchers TORONTO, March 21, 2022 – “They paved paradise, put up a parking lot.” Written and sung by Joni Mitchell in the 1970s, those lyrics still hold true today as pavement and concrete structures squeeze out Toronto’s native bumblebees, say York University researchers in a […]
TORONTO, April 20, 2022 – This year’s Earth Day follows the publication of three reports by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which highlight the need for governments, businesses and communities to make changes now before it’s too late. This year’s Earth Day theme, Invest in Our Planet, is a call for action. […]
Perfectionism in Childhood and Adolescence: A Developmental Approach builds on 30 years of research in a field that the authors helped pioneer TORONTO, March 8, 2022 — When a person self-describes as a “perfectionist,” we might assume they mean they have an exacting personality, one who sets and pursues high standards. But perfectionism can also […]