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Social media use one of four factors related to higher COVID-19 spread rates early on

Social media use one of four factors related to higher COVID-19 spread rates early on

Researchers from York University and the University of British Columbia have found social media use to be one of the factors related to the spread of COVID-19 within dozens of countries during the early stages of the pandemic. The researchers say this finding resembles other examples of social media misinformation ranging from the initial phase […]

Lassonde welcomes undergraduate student researchers for Summer 2021 term

Lassonde welcomes undergraduate student researchers for Summer 2021 term

In May, the Lassonde School of Engineering welcomed 62 undergraduate student researchers for the seventh annual Lassonde Undergraduate Research Awards (LURA) and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Undergraduate Student Research Awards (NSERC USRA) programs. The students will be working on various research projects alongside Lassonde faculty members for the duration of the […]

A statement from President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton on the attack in London, Ont.

A statement from President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton on the attack in London, Ont.

President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton issued the following statement on Tuesday, June 8: La version française suit la version anglaise. On behalf of the entire York University community, I want to extend my deepest condolences to the family, loved ones and friends of the five family members who were intentionally struck down by a […]

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 graduate student receives Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship

York University graduate student receives Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship

Cristina Wood, a PhD candidate in York University's Department of History, has been awarded the prestigious Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship, presented by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, which recognizes top doctoral students in Canada and abroad in the fields of humanities and social sciences. This is the first time since 2016 that a York student has been […]

A statement from President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton and Vice-President Equity, People & Culture Sheila Cote-Meek on Pride Month

A statement from President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton and Vice-President Equity, People & Culture Sheila Cote-Meek on Pride Month

June is Pride Month, an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the contributions of 2SLGBTQIA communities and to reflect on the ways we can continue to support equal rights for all and to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. York University is dedicated to fostering the values ​​of equity, diversity and inclusion. Our University Academic Plan 2020–2025: Building a […]

Lassonde computer science PhD grad awarded the John Barron Doctoral Dissertation Award

Lassonde computer science PhD grad awarded the John Barron Doctoral Dissertation Award

Amir Rasouli, a recent PhD graduate from Professor John K. Tsotsos’s research group at the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University, was awarded the 2020 Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (CIPPRS) John Barron Doctoral Dissertation Award. His winning thesis, titled “The Role of Context in Understanding and Predicting Pedestrian Behavior in Urban Traffic […]

Schulich launches George Weston Ltd Centre for Sustainable Supply Chains and announces its research Chair

Schulich launches George Weston Ltd Centre for Sustainable Supply Chains and announces its research Chair

York University's Schulich School of Business has officially launched the George Weston Ltd Centre for Sustainable Supply Chains and announced the research Chair during the Centre’s inaugural research forum called “Supply Chain Problems: Practical Insights from Emerging Research.” The forum brought management researchers and industry together to find practical solutions and explore new opportunities. Building […]

First Canadian UN leadership training centre opening at York

First Canadian UN leadership training centre opening at York

As a leader in the effort to build a more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable world, York University and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) are proud to announce the establishment of Canada’s first Centre International de Formation des Acteurs Locaux (CIFAL). CIFAL centres provide innovative training throughout the world and serve as hubs for the […]

A statement on National Indigenous Month and the discovery at the Kamloops Indian Residential School

A statement on National Indigenous Month and the discovery at the Kamloops Indian Residential School

The following is a statement that was issued on Monday, May 31 from President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton, Vice-President Equity, People and Culture Sheila Cote-Meek, and the Indigenous Council at York University on National Indigenous History Month and the discovery last week of the mass grave of 215 Indigenous children at the Kamloops Indian […]