Making the Shift (MtS), a youth homelessness social innovation lab co-led by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness at York University, will present the fourth webinar of the “In Conversation With...” series on May 28 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Titled "Child Welfare and Youth Homelessness Prevention in Canada," the webinar will examine pandemic responses to homelessness across […]
A new book by Natasha Tusikov, assistant professor in the Criminology program in the Department of Social Science at York University, investigates the hotly contested role of the state in today's digital society. Power and Authority in Internet Governance (Routledge, 2021) asks: is the state "back" in internet regulation? If so, what forms are state involvement taking, and […]
A York University researcher who led a damning probe revealing how Black drivers and those of Middle Eastern descent were disproportionately targeted by Ottawa police has been hired by Peel Regional Police to do a deep dive into officers’ interactions with racialized people. Lorne Foster, director of the Institute for Social Research at York University, has been […]
Philosophy Professor Regina Rini pens a provocative article in the UK-based Times Literary Supplement, which suggests that our near-descendants could live forever, thanks to biomedical breakthroughs. This would mean a moral crisis for the last generation facing death, she argues. Professor Regina Rini, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Moral and Social Cognition and core […]
Regina Rini, a philosopher who came to York in 2017 from NYU, raises some uncomfortable questions about machine-robot consciousness, and what we might owe ‘them’ on moral grounds.
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 […]
York U Prof Alan Blum produces new book in burgeoning field of medical humanities, proposes novel and empowering lens through which to look at life.
On May 17, York University participated in the Council of Ontario Universities (COU)’s Research Matters annual Pop-Up Research Park on Parliament Hill. Vice-President, Research & Innovation Robert Haché and Professor Fuyuki Kurasawa attended with Kurasawa’s display, on how digital culture is tackling the world’s problems, attracting considerable attention from members of Parliament. Research Matters chose […]
York Professors, hired to examine racial profiling, determine that police stop racialized minorities at a disproportionate rate, and propose evidence-based policy recommendations.
Federal Minister of Science, the Honourable Kristy Duncan, announces major funding award in the social sciences and humanities at York University. This means more than 44 research projects at York will be supported by $7 million. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, minister of science, announced $163 million in Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) […]