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York U celebrates Markham Campus construction milestone and latest major gift

York U celebrates Markham Campus construction milestone and latest major gift

MARKHAM, ON, Feb. 1, 2023 – Today, President and Vice-Chancellor of York University, Rhonda Lenton, together with dignitaries, University leadership, local community members and philanthropists, marked an important phase in the building of its new Markham Campus with a ‘topping-off ceremony’ and the announcement of a $5-million donation toward capital construction costs from Metropia, presented […]

Anti-Black bias can persist despite kids’ tendency to favour same-gender peers

Anti-Black bias can persist despite kids’ tendency to favour same-gender peers

Children as young as five can display more positive associations with white children over Black children on measures of unconscious bias and new research from York University finds this can be true even when taking into consideration kids’ tendencies to favour same-gender peers. Taking an own-gender lens does, however, increase positive associations towards Black children, pointing to both the persistence of anti-Black racism, but also its contextual nature.

Kids are surprisingly adultlike in their memory recall, York research shows

Kids are surprisingly adultlike in their memory recall, York research shows

Why is it that after a visit to the zoo, a four-year-old might remember seeing a lion, a tiger, and a bear, while a 10-year-old might also recall seeing a giraffe, a kangaroo, a pygmy hippo, a Komodo dragon, a ring-tailed lemur, and maybe even a West African dwarf crocodile? New research from York University shows that while older kids have a superior memory, children as young as four show evidence of the sophisticated technique known as ‘temporal clustering,’ when recalling information.