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Two York professors appointed Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellows

Two York professors appointed Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellows

Professors Steven Hoffman and Rebecca Pillai Riddell are among 74 new Fellows elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Election to fellowship in the academy is considered one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community. It carries with it a covenant to serve the academy and the future well-being […]

York announces launch of Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages

York announces launch of Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages

York University has launched a new organized research unit (ORU) that is the first at the University to focus on Indigenous and decolonizing scholarship. The Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages (CIKL) is led by inaugural Director Deborah McGregor, an associate professor at York and the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice at Osgoode Hall […]

Recipients of the Provostial Fellowships announced

Recipients of the Provostial Fellowships announced

Professors Burkard Eberlein (Schulich), Sapna Sharma (science), Cheryl van Daalen-Smith (health, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies) and Qiang Zha (education) have been appointed York University Provostial Fellows. Appointed for one year, each of the recipients will work to enhance collegial capacity at an institutional level to advance the priorities of the University Academic Plan (UAP) […]

Faculty of Health recognizes four with research, teaching and service excellence awards

Faculty of Health recognizes four with research, teaching and service excellence awards

The Faculty of Health has recognized four of its faculty members for their accomplishments in teaching, research and service. Four faculty members were recognized with the annual Dean’s Awards, which reflect excellence and innovation within the Faculty. This year's recipients are: Mathieu Poirier – Dean’s Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership, Pedagogical and/or Curricular Innovation; Julie Conder – Dean’s […]

How artificial intelligence and big data are fighting COVID-19 in Africa

How artificial intelligence and big data are fighting COVID-19 in Africa

A collaboration led by York University researchers in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Health is using artificial intelligence (AI) to define public health policies and interventions to contain and manage the spread of COVID-19 in Africa. With a scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines in […]

Meet the inaugural recipients of the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black and Indigenous Scholars

Meet the inaugural recipients of the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black and Indigenous Scholars

York University has announced the four inaugural recipients of its new Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black and Indigenous Scholars: Godwin Dzah, Don Davis, De-Lawrence Lamptey and Ruth Murambadoro. This two-year award, valued at $70,000 per year, seeks to address underrepresentation in many disciplines and fields by providing Black and Indigenous scholars with the ability to dedicate their time to pursuing […]

CFI awards more than $1.5M in research infrastructure funding to York University

CFI awards more than $1.5M in research infrastructure funding to York University

Researchers at York University will receive more than $1.5 million in funding from the Government of Canada as part of a $77-million investment to support 332 research infrastructure projects at 50 universities across the country. Announced on Aug. 11 by Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne, the contribution comes from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) […]

Study: Food banks that partner with corporations may be perpetuating food insecurity

Study: Food banks that partner with corporations may be perpetuating food insecurity

Civil society organizations that partner with large corporations in efforts to reduce hunger in Canada are at risk of perpetuating household food insecurity (HFI) in Canada, according to a new critical case study led by York University. The study, “Take the money and run: how food banks became complicit with Walmart Canada’s hunger producing employment […]

Pediatric neurosurgeons develop emotional bonds with patients, York-led study shows

Pediatric neurosurgeons develop emotional bonds with patients, York-led study shows

A new study led by York University sheds light on the intense emotional and relational bonds formed with patients from the surgeon’s side of the bed. The findings, published in the British Journal of Neurosurgery,show pediatric neurosurgeons care deeply about their patients and feel emotionally invested as if they were their own children. In the study, lead […]

Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award recognizes 11 students

Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award recognizes 11 students

Eleven York University students were recently honoured with the Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award, which recognizes students’ leadership at the University and their contributions to the growth, development and vitality of the York community. Now in its ninth year, the award was created in honour of Robert J. Tiffin, who served as York University’s […]