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Podcast or Perish

Podcast or Perish

How do neurosurgeons make intraoperative decisions? What have we learned from distance learning during the pandemic? How do we eliminate hazardous contaminants from wastewater? Podcast or Perish is a podcast about academic research and why it matters. Join podcast host Cameron Graham (professor of Accounting at Schulich School of Business) for a special 10-part series […]

New partnership gives boost to Schulich’s continuing education for healthcare sector

New partnership gives boost to Schulich’s continuing education for healthcare sector

York University’s Schulich Executive Education Centre and Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership have come together to create executive development programs for the healthcare sector.  The Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) and the Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership announced a partnership to enhance and enrich Schulich’s executive/continuing education for the healthcare sector. The new partnership, […]

Lassonde professor advances research in predicting cancer treatment outcomes

Lassonde professor advances research in predicting cancer treatment outcomes

The quantitative MRI biomarker developed in this project can predict whether a patient’s tumor is likely to be controlled by stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) or if the treatment is likely to fail. Predicting the success of cancer treatment strategies is paramount for clinicians to provide the highest standard of care to patients. While predicting these treatment […]

Research examines use of anger mobilization to reduce health inequalities causing illness and death

Research examines use of anger mobilization to reduce health inequalities causing illness and death

Could the use of polemics and anger mobilization trigger Canadian governing authorities to reduce health inequalities through public policy action? York University Professor Dennis Raphael and a team of researchers undertook a study to evaluate whether this could be the way forward in addressing health inequalities research and advocacy. The study, published in the journal Sociology of Health […]

Novel findings on muscle stem cells could benefit cancer cell division research

Novel findings on muscle stem cells could benefit cancer cell division research

York University researchers have discovered a novel mechanism used by muscle stem cells to sense energy, which is required for cell division, and the findings could have implications for studying how other stem cells divide, including cancer cells. Researchers at York University’s Stem Cell Research Group in the Faculty of Health studied the role of […]

York-led paper uncovers gap in health promotion research

York-led paper uncovers gap in health promotion research

A team of researchers from York University and Ontario Tech University have published a paper in the journal Health Promotion International (HPI) that analyzes how contributors to the journal conceptualize unions, unionization and collective agreements as promoting health. The paper, published Oct. 7, finds that the health-promoting possibilities of unionization and working under collective agreements are a […]

Research-based exhibit on vaccination features panel discussions with York experts

Research-based exhibit on vaccination features panel discussions with York experts

York University faculty members and graduate students will participate in an exciting series of panel discussions running this fall as part of <Immune Nations>, an evidence-based exhibition about the constructive role that art can play in public discourse around life-saving vaccines. <Immune Nations> is the first multi-year research-based exhibition to specifically address the issue of vaccination from […]

Schulich program inspires teaching focus at Humber River Hospital

Schulich program inspires teaching focus at Humber River Hospital

A program developed by the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) is the inspiration behind a project to turn Humber River Hospital into a teaching institution. Dr. Patrick Safieh, a member of the hospital’s medical staff, is spearheading the project after his own experience in the Healthcare Leadership Development Program (HLDP) developed by SEEC in the Schulich […]

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 […]