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Exploring a universe of mysteries: Four scientists consider how we fit into the ‘vast cosmic dance’

Exploring a universe of mysteries: Four scientists consider how we fit into the ‘vast cosmic dance’

What are the mysteries of the 'final frontier?' Four exceptional researchers identify the most pressing questions in space exploration, planetary science and cosmology, once again demonstrating York University's leadership on an international (and perhaps cosmic) scale.

Research on Syrian refugees and depression tells powerful story of letdowns, could spur change

Research on Syrian refugees and depression tells powerful story of letdowns, could spur change

A health services expert led an examination of a year-long study with Syrian refugees and discovered that rates of depression actually rose over the year. This brought to light perceived sinking social support and control, language barriers and more disappointments – predictors of depression, which could point the way to policy change.

Trailblazing report offers policy solutions for long-term care during COVID-19 and beyond

Trailblazing report offers policy solutions for long-term care during COVID-19 and beyond

Sociologist Pat Armstrong, an expert on the Canadian healthcare system, has co-authored a ground-breaking report that gives government stakeholders a literal how-to plan on improving long-term residential care. It provides a path forward at a vital point in time. It would be hard to imagine a more policy-applicable report produced at a more optimal time. […]

Females in reproductive years less likely to contract COVID-19, finds new research on the role of estrogen

Females in reproductive years less likely to contract COVID-19, finds new research on the role of estrogen

Compelling new research determines that females between puberty and menopause are less likely to contract the virus. This suggests that estrogen may help in reducing COVID-19 incidence and in the development of symptoms, especially those related to increased survival. Researchers at York University are on the frontlines of discovery, tackling issues of paramount importance and […]

Engineering team addresses flood management, urban planning and sustainable development

Engineering team addresses flood management, urban planning and sustainable development

Cities are increasingly threatened with flooding, fueled by climate change. Transformative research, led by Professor Usman Khan, determines the best way to approach this threat – a technique that reduces runoff – and considers the demand for this technique. Climate change and urbanization are increasing the frequency and intensity of floods in cities. Three researchers […]

Researchers gain wisdom, key recommendations, from First Nations People living with HIV/AIDS

Researchers gain wisdom, key recommendations, from First Nations People living with HIV/AIDS

Through storytelling meetings with First Nations people living with HIV/AIDS, a health researcher gains key policy and funding recommendations ― nothing short of a call for action that will help to decolonise the HIV cascade of care for Indigenous Peoples. Health Professor Sean Hillier, a Mi’kmaw scholar from the Qalipu First Nation, Chair of the Indigenous […]