The Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation (VPRI) is launching a call for a new research initiative. The Catalyzing Interdisciplinary Research Clusters initiative was created to strengthen interdisciplinary research in areas of strategic importance to the University. The program will provide funding to selected research clusters to support globally leading research excellence that will offer world-class […]
Three York University researchers will receive more than $1.1 million in COVID-19 rapid research funding over two years to explore issues of trust, stigmatization and social perceptions of risk, from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The results from these Faculty of Liberal Arts & […]
A biology Professor and York Research Chair undertook a compelling study on iron overload and insulin that could inform future approaches to heart health and diabetes… ultimately, improving patients’ health outcomes. York U is leading in this area of research. Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries […]
What is the link between obesity and heart failure? How can the most common and deadly form of ovarian cancer be stopped? How does the regulation of healthy cells under stress go wrong and cause diseases such as cancer and neurodegeneration? These are the questions three Faculty of Science biology researchers, who recently received more […]
When patients are unprepared to manage their care and recovery after discharge from hospital, they may not know the warning signs that indicate their health conditions are worsening. A new study led by York University Professor Mary Fox will investigate how best to support health-care providers in implementing a service called Warning Signs Intervention for […]
On April 2, a team of York University researchers led by psychology Professor Rebecca Pillai Riddell, associate vice-president research and the director of the Opportunities to Understand Childhood Hurt (O.U.C.H.) Lab, was awarded a $1.5-million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, and the Natural Sciences & […]
Urban Indigenous people have been historically underrepresented in various censuses. New and highly applicable research brings this into sharp focus and offers a statistical solution that will have broad impacts across governmental and health policy and could be applied to other hard-to-reach populations.
A new study provides evidence on the tumor-promoting role of a microRNA, a small ribonucleic acid, critical in controlling the expression of genes in biology; and the tumor-inhibiting potential of a gene in the deadliest form of ovarian cancer. These molecules could be used as potential markers or therapeutic targets, which could save lives.
An interactive videogame brings to life the spread of viruses and the impact of vaccine decision making in a wholly original way. This interdisciplinary and policy-relevant work, led by a York U PhD student, is designed to spark the public imagination.
Prof speaks with Brainstorm about her CIHR-funded project that engages Inuit youth to adapt a Maori-focused role-playing game to their own context in Canada’s North. The impact of this Indigenous-York U collaboration could be profound.