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Alectra and York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change establish the Alectra Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Undergraduate Awards

Alectra and York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change establish the Alectra Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Undergraduate Awards

Alectra Inc. and York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) announce the establishment of the ‘Alectra Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Undergraduate Awards’ to provide scholarship opportunities for Black and Indigenous students accepted into an EUC undergraduate program.

York U’s new knowledge hub at Glendon takes aim at shortage of French language teachers

York U’s new knowledge hub at Glendon takes aim at shortage of French language teachers

Demand for French-language education is on the rise as parents hope to give their children an edge in their lives and careers, but Canada is struggling to keep up with the demand for French language teachers, reaching an estimated shortfall of 10,000 teachers across the country. Camerise, a new knowledge hub emerging from York University’s […]

York reaches world’s Top 35 in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for meeting UN’s sustainable development goals

York reaches world’s Top 35 in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for meeting UN’s sustainable development goals

York University is strengthening its position as a leader in creating a sustainable and inclusive world, ranking in the world’s top 35 in the respected Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. York U has ranked 33 out of 1,406 post-secondary institutions, moving up 34 spots from its position at 67/1,117 last year. The impact ranking is […]

Deep cuts to greenhouse gases necessary to keep global warming to 1.5 C

Deep cuts to greenhouse gases necessary to keep global warming to 1.5 C

TORONTO, April 4, 2022 – Deep cuts to global greenhouse gases are imperative to mitigate climate change and keep global warming to 1.5 C, says a report released today by Working Group III of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). York University Professor Patricia Perkins of the Faculty of Environmental and Urban […]

Fully re-opening could lead to spring resurgence of COVID-19, new modelling suggests

Fully re-opening could lead to spring resurgence of COVID-19, new modelling suggests

TORONTO, March 31, 2022 – Re-opening to pre-pandemic levels will lead to a resurgence of COVID-19 infections, peaking in late March or April, new modelling research from York University has found. In addition, the researchers found that without more robust PCR testing availability, the number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario and Canada are more than twice […]

York U leads team to establish $5.45-million national mental health training platform focused on diversity

York U leads team to establish $5.45-million national mental health training platform focused on diversity

Prof Rebecca Pillai Riddell will lead DIVERT Mental Health, a research and training platform designed to support a more inclusive and accessible approach to mental health TORONTO, March 31, 2022 — Canadians from marginalized backgrounds tend to suffer the worst mental health outcomes, research has shown. People who are racialized, disabled, and/or LGBT2SQ+ disproportionately face barriers […]

Do octopuses, squid and crabs have emotions?

Do octopuses, squid and crabs have emotions?

TORONTO, March 24, 2022 – Octopuses can solve complex puzzles and show a preference for different individuals, but whether they, and other animals and invertebrates, have emotions is being hotly debated and could shake up humans’ moral decision-making, says a York University expert in animal minds. Most countries don’t recognize invertebrates, such as octopuses, crabs, lobsters […]