A PhD student and Canada Research Chair get to the bottom of why consumers are turned off by genetically modified foods, and what could be done to change this. This research will be of interest to all parties involved in labeling practices – industry, marketers, government – and consumers.
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.
Visual artist Andil Gosine assembles a non-sentimental and multilayered exhibition that reconsiders his immigration to Canada as a teenager and early encounters with racism. He skillfully interlaces this charged personal narrative with themes of both servitude and hope.
Researchers investigate the ongoing failure to monitor and prevent risks to seabirds posed by the offshore oil industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. This ground-breaking work will be of interest to policy-makers, biologists, environmentalists and oil industry stakeholders.
Interviews with UN employees, about anti-LGBTQIs beliefs/behaviours within UN-member countries, provide evidence that points to new strategies to protect vulnerable individuals. This research will capture the attention of both human rights groups and policy makers on a global scale.
Education Prof contributes to one-of-a-kind hub: the Museum of Dreams. Her work, “A Child is Dreaming,” illustrates how superbly crafted prose, with images, work as a cohesive whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts, and that holds within it tremendous potency.
Sociology Professor Emeritus Paul Anisef begins the seventh and final phase of studying the “Class of ’73,” a cohort of baby boomers from Ontario who graduated from Grade 12 in 1973. This unique 46-year study, funded most recently through a SSHRC Insight grant in 2018, follows up with the cohort and continues the longest longitudinal […]
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has awarded Connection Grants to York University Professors Jamie Cameron, Joseph DeSouza, Philip Girard, Susan McGrath, Richard Saunders and Marlis Schweitzer. The grants, which are valued up to $25,000 each, support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives related to the […]
Four executive committee members of York University’s Centre for Refugee Studies (CFR) are successful co-applicants and collaborators in the Social Science and Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Grant, titled “Civil society and the global refugee regime: Understanding and enhancing impact through the implementation of global refugee policy.” The project’s total budget is $3.5 million, with […]
SSHRC-funded project investigates the problem of access to justice, brings to light new information around health and equity, and promises to inform future thought around research and policy.