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Reading to improve language skills? Focus on fiction rather than non-fiction

Reading to improve language skills? Focus on fiction rather than non-fiction

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?

CTV News - Astronomy Professor Paul Delaney explains why this full moon will have a reddish-orange appearance and will seem closer and brighter than usual

CTV News - Astronomy Professor Paul Delaney explains why this full moon will have a reddish-orange appearance and will seem closer and brighter than usual

Prof Paul Delaney @astroguypaul explains why this full moon will have a reddish-orange appearance and will seem closer and brighter than usual Prof Paul Delaney @astroguypaul explains why this full moon will have a reddish-orange appearance and will seem closer and brighter than usual Prof Paul Delaney @astroguypaul explains why this full moon will have […]

President Lenton on 105.9 The Region and CJN podcast Bonjour Chai

President Lenton on 105.9 The Region and CJN podcast Bonjour Chai

President Rhonda Lenton was recently interviewed on episode 16 of 105.9 The Region’s show Good to Hear about York’s record-high Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, and by Jewish current events podcast Bonjour Chai about how York’s Jewish identity has changed over the years and what she’s gleaned from her own Canadian Jewish studies as a […]

York University names next Dean of Health

York University names next Dean of Health

Dr. David Peters comes from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health TORONTO, May 5, 2022 — York University's Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Dr. David Peters to the position of Dean of the Faculty of Health, for a five-year term, beginning January 2023. Dr. Peters comes to York from Johns […]

Too many dangers in promised privatization of care economy

Too many dangers in promised privatization of care economy

Toronto Star - Federal Conservative leadership candidate Jean Charest is promising a “sea change” for health care by directing more public funds to privately delivered care. In Ontario under Doug Ford this is already happening as his government quietly expands the for-profit share of publicly funded care, co-writes York University Professor Pat Armstrong in the Toronto Star.

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 […]