Faced with images that break the expected pattern, like a do not enter sign where a stop sign is expected, how does the brain react and learn compared to being shown images which match what was predicted?
York University will award honorary degrees to four outstanding individuals recognized as exemplary changemakers during the 2023 Fall Convocation
From Oct. 11 to 20, graduates will cross the stage at six different ceremonies, with an additional ceremony for the School of Continuing Studies.
A new analysis of COVID-19 cases in Africa shows that for most of the continent’s countries the rate of infection was likely much higher than reported in the initial stages, found York University researchers.
A York University-led program is helping bolster health care in the Global South by providing more than $5.8 million in funding for 16 projects in as many countries, including polio surveillance in Ethiopia and helping Indigenous communities in the Philippines.
York University and an international team of astrophysicists have made an ambitious attempt to simulate the formation of galaxies and cosmic large-scale structure throughout staggeringly large swaths of space.
As academic lead for the Global Water Academy, York hosted a panel for the UN’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
Scientists discover air quality monitoring stations are collecting urgently needed biodiversity data
An international team of researchers has discovered that thousands of ambient air quality monitoring stations around the world are unwittingly recording more than just atmospheric pollutants and dust: they are also likely collecting biodiversity data in the form of environmental DNA (eDNA). Until now it was thought that the infrastructure for monitoring biodiversity and national and global scales does not exist.
New approach needed to manage systemic risks, such as pandemics, climate catastrophes, financial crises
Controlling systemic risks from things like financial and geopolitical crises, pandemics and natural disasters is vital to protect Canadians, but as Risk and Insurance Studies Centre at York University researchers argue there is an acute need for a fundamental transformation in how people think about and manage that risk.
Wild bees living in cities like Toronto are facing increased environmental stressors compared to those in rural and even suburban areas, such as more pathogens and parasites, found researchers at York University.
With pollinators, like bees, pollinating 87 of 115 leading food crops around the globe, protecting them from further decline is important for humans and ecosystems alike. On World Bee Day, May 20, people’s bee-haviour can go a long way towards providing food and creating and preserving bee habitats.