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Where did western honey bees come from? New research finds the sweet spot

Where did western honey bees come from? New research finds the sweet spot

For decades, scientists have hotly debated the origin of the western honey bee. Now, new research led by York University discovered these popular honey-producing bees most likely originated in Asia. From there, the western honey bee (Apis mellifera) expanded independently into Africa and Europe creating seven separate geographically and genetically distinct evolutionary lineages traceable back to Western Asia. […]

Canada’s stringent screenings for medical transition ignore gender-related perspectives and experiences

Canada’s stringent screenings for medical transition ignore gender-related perspectives and experiences

Individuals seeking gender-affirming hormones and surgeries have to jump through hoops to prove they are truly transgender, says York University Professor Kinnon R. MacKinnon. Canada’s stringent eligibility screenings for medical transition – to prevent “regret” or detransition – ignore transgender people’s gender-related perspectives and experiences, says York Professor Kinnon R. MacKinnon, lead author of a new study. […]

LA&PS celebrates student research excellence

LA&PS celebrates student research excellence

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) is celebrating the fourth annual Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE) by recognizing 54 students for their research achievements. This year’s DARE recipients produced meaningful work across all disciplines offered in LA&PS. Over the summer, each student played an integral role in coordinating projects that added valuable scholarly inquiry to […]

Announcement of new vice-president, advancement

Announcement of new vice-president, advancement

Following an extensive national and international search, the Board of Governors of York University has accepted the recommendation of the search committee that Susana Gajic-Bruyea be appointed vice-president, advancement. Her initial five-year term commences January 1, 2022.  La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear Colleagues,  I am delighted to inform colleagues in our Division of Advancement […]

Announcement of the renewal of provost and vice-president academic

Announcement of the renewal of provost and vice-president academic

The Board of Governors of York University has approved the re-appointment of Lisa Philipps as Provost & Vice-President Academic for an additional five-year term, commencing July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2027. La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear Colleagues,  It is with great pleasure that I inform colleagues from across the University that […]

Launch of ‘Living Well Together: Keele Campus Vision and Strategy’

Launch of ‘Living Well Together: Keele Campus Vision and Strategy’

Living Well Together: Keele Campus Vision and Strategy is a foundational document that sets a clear path forward for re-imagining more than 190 acres on York’s Keele Campus. The document was approved by the Board of Governors of York University at its meeting on Nov. 30.  La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear members of […]

Risk management and evacuation planning represent key aspects in volcano crisis

Risk management and evacuation planning represent key aspects in volcano crisis

Over the past decade, Ali Asgary, associate professor of disaster and emergency management in York University’s School of Administrative Studies, has been running an annual emergency exercise training and is involved in field research on Vulcano Island in Italy alongside an international team organized and led by the University of Geneva. Most recently, the team published two articles, […]

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 […]

Climate change first on CIFAL York’s agenda

Climate change first on CIFAL York’s agenda

York is hosting a knowledge-exchange dialogue, Oct. 20 and 21, in preparation for the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP26) that begins Oct. 31 in Glasgow, Scotland. As part of this event, there will be a public information webinar at 11 a.m. on Oct. 21. CIFAL York is launching its first event, a knowledge-exchange […]