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Avoiding disaster, a riskier proposition as weather extremes swirl ever larger

Avoiding disaster, a riskier proposition as weather extremes swirl ever larger

Droughts, historic flooding, the possibility to beat last year’s worst wildfire season on record, stronger hurricanes and shifting tornado corridors, and that’s just in Canada. It may be Emergency Preparedness Week but managing the escalating disasters plaguing the world is a year-round effort, say York University’s DEM experts.

Detransition and gender fluidity: Deeper understanding can improve care and acceptance

Detransition and gender fluidity: Deeper understanding can improve care and acceptance

If you have been following recent coverage about gender-affirming health care, detransition will not be an unfamiliar topic. From mainstream journalists to transgender authors, many have taken an interest in people who underwent a medical gender transition and chose to return to their former identity.

Mutual Aid Is A Lifeline

Mutual Aid Is A Lifeline

Equity studies Professor Yvonne Su says that research shows social divisions and inequalities return, often stronger, after the immediate danger of a disaster passes, weighing in on how the efforts to provide community support have shifted since after the first COVID lockdown.

Moving forward while learning from past vital, York U Black History Month panellists

Moving forward while learning from past vital, York U Black History Month panellists

Education, particularly math education, is not a neutral space for Black students. It continues to be a space where there are fewer expectations of success. That was one of the messages that emerged during the Black History Month panel on education, Black Educators and Black Education, at the Harriet Tubman Institute at York University.