Skip to main content Skip to local navigation
Home » Category: 'Brainstorm' (Page 2)

Brainstorm

Grad student leads study on using AI to better assist in humanitarian crises

Grad student leads study on using AI to better assist in humanitarian crises

A PhD candidate launched a transdisciplinary study, with researchers from Harvard and the UN World Food Program, which looks at improving humanitarian needs assessments through a type of AI. He aims to build a new way of collecting data and a toolkit to aid an organization’s ability to respond to a crisis.

Study on microdosing psychedelics finds benefits outweigh challenges

Study on microdosing psychedelics finds benefits outweigh challenges

Research led by a PhD student in York's clinical psychology program suggests that the benefits of small doses of LSD – such as enhanced mood, creativity, focus and sociability – may overshadow the challenges. While the most commonly reported drawback of microdosing was “none,” clinical studies are still required. LSD or lysergic acid diethylamide is […]

Camera in hand, HIV stakeholders asked to capture engagement

Camera in hand, HIV stakeholders asked to capture engagement

A grad student taps into a previously unexplored community in HIV service delivery and programming: the stakeholders. She puts a camera in their hands, literally, and discovers many visual metaphors for the journey of HIV – all of which have compelling implications for practice. Sarah Switzer, a PhD student (now graduate) supervised by Professor Sarah Flicker in […]

How will COVID-19 change us as a global society? Will equity lose ground?

How will COVID-19 change us as a global society? Will equity lose ground?

Four York University professors, women in diverse fields, bring unique perspectives to the table as they consider equity in the midst and aftermath of the pandemic. If society is measured on how it treats its most vulnerable, will we encounter greater disparity post-COVID-19? “Cockroach infestations, residents left to wallow in soiled diapers, COVID-19 patients allowed […]

Academics' visionary reactions to the pandemic prove we need art more than ever

Academics' visionary reactions to the pandemic prove we need art more than ever

Two artists and scholars in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design respond to the coronavirus and remind us of how important the arts are to society, especially in these unparalleled times. What sector, other than the arts, could reflect so powerfully on the pandemic’s impact on our collective soul? Last March, the […]

VISTA-Lassonde team first to tackle grainy image issue with machine learning

VISTA-Lassonde team first to tackle grainy image issue with machine learning

Researchers at the Lassonde School of Engineering have made a breakthrough in tackling image noise, an undesired by-product of digital photography. This research, supported by VISTA and NSERC, could mean a profound enhancement in computer vision applications, which will be of great interest to tech companies.  Image noise in photographs captured by cameras, an […]

How a belief system, with justice in mind, ends up silencing Indigenous voices

How a belief system, with justice in mind, ends up silencing Indigenous voices

Glendon Professor pens key article in which he argues that political theorists, basing their perspectives and world views on rationalism, turn a blind eye to Indigenous voices. This kind of thinking will be a permanent roadblock to reconciliation. Yann Allard-Tremblay, of the Huron-Wendat First Nation, wrote a seminal article in the Critical Review of International Social […]

New book on breast cancer shifts narrative away from happy survivor

New book on breast cancer shifts narrative away from happy survivor

Interdisciplinary scholar in the health humanities and critical social sciences, creative writer and poet Emilia Nielsen turns conventional breast cancer narratives on their head in a new book that considers the complexity of emotions, including rage, that many women feel associated with this disease.  Professor Emilia Nielsen, from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, […]

York U Libraries creates new, globally accessible COVID-19 research guide

York U Libraries creates new, globally accessible COVID-19 research guide

In an initiative spearheaded by the Dean of Libraries, Joy Kirchner, York University Libraries has created a comprehensive new resource for researchers around the world. Devoted exclusively to COVID-19, it could not be timelier. Responding with agility to the COVID-19 pandemic, York University’s Dean of Libraries, Joy Kirchner, has spearheaded the production of an innovative new resource […]

Study predicts brain tumour response to therapy, could improve patient outcomes

Study predicts brain tumour response to therapy, could improve patient outcomes

A York University researcher, who led a team from U of T and Sunnybrook, undertook a study to predict whether a metastatic brain tumour would respond to radiotherapy or not. Early alterations in treatment, based on the prediction, could improve patient outcomes. For 20 to 40 per cent of patients with cancer, the disease metastasizes […]