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Schulich partners with UN to study how climate change impacts real estate values

Schulich partners with UN to study how climate change impacts real estate values

Physical climate risk is fundamental and critical to all real estate investors, but according to a new report from the United Nations, in partnership with York University's Schulich School of Business and Henley Business School in the United Kingdom, there is a lack of information and understanding about how these risks could affect property values in the […]

Fighting pollution with nature's tools and faith in interdisciplinary solutions: Professor Satinder Kaur Brar

Fighting pollution with nature's tools and faith in interdisciplinary solutions: Professor Satinder Kaur Brar

York University Professor Satinder Kaur Brar has been passionate about chemistry since her first exposure to the subject during her high school days in India, but it wasn’t until her master’s studies at the National Chemistry Lab in Pune that she had an “A-ha” experience that significantly altered her career path. While earning her master's in organic […]

Putting things right: Indigenous wisdom applied to sustainable water governance

Putting things right: Indigenous wisdom applied to sustainable water governance

An Anishinaabek researcher consults with Elders and women from the Great Lakes territory, sums up the work of “a wave of Indigenous scholars” and weaves together decolonializing with Indigenous methodologies. With this, she offers some brilliant revelations that will inform future governance around the sustainability of water. York University is committed to respectful, relevant, Indigenous-formed […]

Climate crisis will affect our health from dwindling bees to food insecurity

Climate crisis will affect our health from dwindling bees to food insecurity

Brainstorm’s guest contributor Paul Fraumeni sits down with five York University researchers to discuss climate change, how it affects human health and what we can do about it. Each academic offers unique insights from science, health and environmental studies. Our overuse of fossil fuels continues to compromise our future. It seems that every day the […]

The University recruits a new Canada Research Chair and gains a renewed Canada Research Chair

The University recruits a new Canada Research Chair and gains a renewed Canada Research Chair

York University welcomes the appointment of Christian Haas as its new Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Arctic Sea Ice Geophysics and the renewal of a CRC in the History of Modern China for Joshua Fogel. As Tier 1 CRCs, Haas and Fogel will each receive $1.4 million over seven years. The CRC is part of […]

Ontario needs community-based renewable power, says alum

Ontario needs community-based renewable power, says alum

The establishment of a community-based renewable power industry in Ontario was one of the hot topics at the final 2011-2012 Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) seminar at the Osgoode Professional Development Centre in Toronto. Anton Tabuns (MES/JD '11), now an articling student at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers, discussed his major research paper on community-based renewable […]

Student delegates report on UN Climate Change Conference

Student delegates report on UN Climate Change Conference

In December, two York graduate students attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa as non-voting delegates with observer status. On Thursday, Ewa Modlinska, an MES student in environmental studies, and Alex Todd, an MA candidate in geography, will share their observations on the COP 17 Debrief panel, in 120E Stedman Lecture […]