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York University professor partners with Town of Penetanguishene to develop a Climate Change Solutions Park

York University professor partners with Town of Penetanguishene to develop a Climate Change Solutions Park

Climate change has emerged as the world’s most critical environmental issue, as well as one of the most pressing social, economic and health challenges of our time. The Town of Penetanguishene has partnered with Professor José Etcheverry fofYork Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, to develop a Climate Change Solutions Park (CSP) in the Penetanguishene Ecology Garden

York University, Town of Newmarket sign five-year MOU to advance shared goals and demonstrate commitment to positive change

York University, Town of Newmarket sign five-year MOU to advance shared goals and demonstrate commitment to positive change

NEWMARKET, ON – Sept. 14, 2022 – Today, York University President Rhonda Lenton and Newmarket Mayor John Taylor signed a new five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) – a clear commitment to advance shared goals and create positive change in Newmarket. The signing ceremony was held in the Town of Newmarket Council Chambers and marks the […]

Study: Even smartest AI models don’t match human visual processing

Study: Even smartest AI models don’t match human visual processing

York University study highlights how deep-network models take potentially dangerous ‘shortcuts’ in solving complex recognition tasks TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2022 –  Deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs) don’t see objects the way humans do – using configural shape perception – and that could be dangerous in real-world AI applications, says Professor James Elder, co-author of a […]

Do international treaties actually work? York-led study says they mostly don’t

Do international treaties actually work? York-led study says they mostly don’t

International treaties are often used by countries to address concerns that cross national boundaries, including the environment, human rights, humanitarian crises, maritime issues, security and trade.  But while over 250,000 international treaties exist, no study has ever compiled and analyzed the decades’ worth of research that assesses such treaties’ effectiveness. That changed on Aug. 2 […]