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York University receives $7.25M to build network and use AI and big data in fight against infectious diseases

York University receives $7.25M to build network and use AI and big data in fight against infectious diseases

Five-year project aimed at ensuring vulnerable and at-risk populations are included in disease outbreak management and policies TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2022 – At a time when the risk of emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases (ERIDs) is increasing, an international team led by York University successfully competed to receive a CAD7.25 million grant from the International Development Research […]

Two international students graduating amid pandemic are available to share their unique stories

Two international students graduating amid pandemic are available to share their unique stories

Meet Syeda Fatima Abbas Rizvi, 19, and mature student Sabina Goranova – two women who started their post-secondary education in person before the COVID-19 pandemic emerged and had to complete their programs online, overcoming all challenges the pandemic posed.

‘I wanted to give back to my community’: Meet two graduates who helped bring Keele campus back to life

‘I wanted to give back to my community’: Meet two graduates who helped bring Keele campus back to life

For about 25 months, York’s Keele and Glendon campuses were largely unpopulated. Even after classes and exams returned following the initial COVID-19 wave, social distancing requirements and other public health protocols meant that students, faculty and most staff stayed home while the campus – normally teeming with humanity – waited for their return. When the return […]

‘Living with COVID-19’ must be more than an empty phrase: Individuals need tools to manage BA.2 and future waves

‘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.”