Written by Elaine Coburn, Director of the Centre for Feminist Research. World Water Day: A Solutions-Driven Workshop on Climate Impacts on Freshwater was co-hosted by CIFAL York and the Office of the Provost, in partnership with the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, York University. The event is part of CIFAL York’s In-Focus Knowledge Exchange […]
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 […]
IP Osgoode at Osgoode Hall Law School is hosting “Bracing for Impact Webinar Series: AI’s Dirty Footprint,” a timely webinar focused on the environmental implications of artificial intelligence (AI) developments in recent years. The webinar takes places Monday, June 28 at 12 p.m. (noon) via Microsoft Teams. To register, visit eventbrite.ca/e/157507620533. AI can be a double-edged sword, and while […]
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 […]
Waste Wiki, a resource that provides research and data on waste management to academia, industry and government, has launched a series of new endeavours in 2019. In fact, since it was launched three years ago, one York U postdoc fellow with an uncanny skill for knowledge translation has grown this project exponentially.
The Ecological Footprint created databases to provide essential information about demand for resources and biocapacity. In 2019, York researchers will team up with the Global Footprint Network to inform future policy in many countries.
Researchers out of York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) have released a series of videos offering overviews of the inquiries conducted by specialists who participated in the Ocean Frontiers Workshop in May 2017. The release of the Ocean Frontiers videos complements the recent passing of a motion on Jan. 16 by the European Union […]
York Prof considers an unlikely partnership between an NGO and an oil company in Nigeria, and discovers under what conditions such partnerships thrive. What’s the key ingredient to successful partnerships? York University Development Studies Professor Uwafiokun Idemudia reviewed existing research on an unorthodox union between a non-governmental organization (NGO) and an oil company with […]
Professors Peter Mulvihill and Harris Ali publish provocative new book on how to deal with today’s ecological crisis. They start with tearing down old paradigms.
A one-day symposium at York University will explore climate change and environment issues from a variety of perspectives. The symposium, Everything Under the Sun: York’s Engagement in Vital Environment and Climate Change Issues, will take place Thursday, Nov. 17, from 9:30 to 3pm, in the Founders Assembly Hall, 152 Founders College, Keele campus. It is […]