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Four York professors receive awards from Government of Canada's New Frontiers in Research Fund

Four York professors receive awards from Government of Canada's New Frontiers in Research Fund

Four York University researchers have received research awards from the Government of Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF)-Exploration stream. Professors Cristina Delgado Vintimilla (Faculty of Education), Sarah Flicker (Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change), Matthew Perras (Lassonde School of Engineering) and Dayna Scott (Osgoode Hall Law School) are the principal investigators on the winning projects, which were announced in late May. “York […]

York University recognized as a global leader in 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

York University recognized as a global leader in 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

The following is an important message to the community from York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton and Provost and Vice-President Academic Lisa Philipps: La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear Colleagues, The 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings were released earlier Wednesday and York University has once again been recognized as a global leader in […]

Report outlines need for emergency planning to increase equity in access to education

Report outlines need for emergency planning to increase equity in access to education

One of the important lessons from the sudden shift to online learning for elementary and secondary students − at the beginning of the pandemic and again this January − is that emergency planning is needed to increase equity in access to education, says York University Professor Sarah Barrett. It is almost one year since schools began […]

Ontario EcoSchools: Successful York University project matures

Ontario EcoSchools: Successful York University project matures

What began as an idea in York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) in 1998 to teach elementary and secondary students about the environment and conservation has now become a registered charity. Ontario EcoSchools now reaches more than 900,000 Kindergarten to Grade 12 students every year, empowering them to effect change within the school community. […]

York U researchers rewrite the plot on gender inequity in gaming

York U researchers rewrite the plot on gender inequity in gaming

York University doctoral student Stephanie Fisher and Faculty of Education Professor Jennifer Jenson’s study challenges the subordinate positioning of females in digital games. Despite the odds, some in the study introduce female leads. New research led by doctoral student Stephanie Fisher with Faculty of Education Professor Jennifer Jenson, director of the Institute for Research on […]

Prof. Connie Mayer leads international research on advancing literacy for deaf children

Prof. Connie Mayer leads international research on advancing literacy for deaf children

Professor Connie Mayer in York U’s Faculty of Education has launched an international research initiative to enable deaf children to develop better societal understanding and more advanced social negotiation skills, leading to more intuitive written skills. Connie Mayer Mayer, a world-leading expert in developing literacy in deaf children, launched the program during a teaching conference […]