A team of researchers from York University’s Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research and Lassonde School of Engineering have revamped their Safe Water Optimization Tool (SWOT) with multiple innovations that will help aid workers unlock potentially life-saving information from water-quality data regularly collected in humanitarian settings.
Waterborne illness is one of the leading causes of infectious disease outbreaks in refugee and internally displaced persons (IDP) settlements, but a team led by York University has developed a new technique to keep drinking water safe using machine learning, and it could be a game changer.
Nine Syrian refugees share their experiences of resettling in Canada in documentary produced by York U professors
A few years ago, Hala Tamim, a professor in York U's Faculty of Health whose main research areas are maternal and child health, was working as an interpreter for two Syrian refugee families who had moved to Chester, N.S. She says she saw first-hand the suffering and hardships that the Syrians faced. "It just struck […]
The 2017-18 season is dedicated to “Worlds of Exile”. TORONTO, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 – Theatre @ York’s 2017-18 season, dedicated to “Worlds of Exile,” features a subversive take on German playwright Björn Bicker’s Deportation Cast, translated by Birgit Schreyer Duarte and directed by Keira Loughran. This compelling exploration of uncommon elements of the refugee […]
TORONTO, March 7, 2017 – Mexican scholar and human rights activist Sergio Aguayo will discuss the worsening humanitarian crisis in Mexico and what can be done at the 2017 Michael Baptista Lecture tomorrow at York University. A panel discussion, including representatives of the Canadian Council for Refugees and Amnesty International, will follow the talk. Panellists […]
Refugees need opportunities — and offer opportunities for Canada: Re-Imagining Refuge symposium at York University
TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2016 – “Re-imagining refuge” for millions of people who have been displaced from their homes and their countries will require ensuring people are welcomed and valued as neighbours rather than merely accommodated, and will require action locally, nationally and internationally, according to speakers at a symposium at York University’s Glendon College today. […]