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Environmental commissioner sheds light on conservation challenges

Environmental commissioner sheds light on conservation challenges

“It ain’t easy being green,” as Kermit the Frog has pointed out. So one might expect that Gord Miller, Ontario’s environmental commissioner, would have his work cut out for him overseeing and critiquing the environmental performance of 14 Ontario ministries. In a recent visit to York University, however, Miller showed he can serve as a watchdog of the […]

York co-authored study finds climate change is affecting bees

York co-authored study finds climate change is affecting bees

Bees may miss pollinating entire species of plants if climate change continues unchecked, according to a study released yesterday by a group of academic and museum collaborators including a York University researcher. The study, led by Rutgers University, finds that bees are emerging earlier each spring, advancing their life cycle by nearly a day per […]

Climate change symposium engages professionals and students

Climate change symposium engages professionals and students

The Climate Consortium for Research Action Integration (CC-RAI) and York's Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) unit hosted two events aimed at engaging professionals and students involved in climate change research and action last Thursday at the York Research Tower. The events served as the capstone to a Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) supported […]

New research chair to advance atmospheric science discoveries

New research chair to advance atmospheric science discoveries

Tom McElroy, one of Canada’s foremost atmospheric scientists, will lead a major research initiative at York University to design instruments that can be used in space to study air quality, the ozone layer and climate change. McElroy has been named NSERC/ABB/CSA Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Atmospheric Remote Sounding. The research chair is funded by […]

IRIS and APECS host climate change workshop

IRIS and APECS host climate change workshop

A growing number of people are experiencing the effects of climate change in their daily lives, but those effects are not distributed equally. A workshop at York on Wednesday will discuss the issue of climate change and who it affects and how, the role of governments and what should be done. The Climate Justice and Politics […]

Climate change film screening will bring York and Nunavut together

Climate change film screening will bring York and Nunavut together

How does climate change affect those living in a Nunavut community? Talk directly with members of the northern hamlet of Arviat on the western shore of Hudson Bay as part of the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Film Festival next Tuesday. Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, by Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro, will screen simultaneously at York and […]

Professor Timothy Leduc to discuss climate refugees at film screening April 29

Professor Timothy Leduc to discuss climate refugees at film screening April 29

Environmental studies Professor Timothy Leduc (MES ’01, PhD ’07) will be part of a panel discussing the environment, following a free screening of the documentary film Climate Refugees. The screening will take place Friday, April 29, from 6:30 to 8pm in Room 2158 JJR MacLeod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King’s College Circle, University of […]

CC-RAI research partnership to host Canadian premiere of 'Sun Come Up' April 1

CC-RAI research partnership to host Canadian premiere of 'Sun Come Up' April 1

The Climate Consortium for Research Action Integration (CC-RAI) will host the first Canadian screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary, Sun Come Up – A story of the world’s first climate change refugees, at York University’s Keele campus on Friday, April 1. Students interested in how climate change will affect people in Canada and abroad are welcome […]

YIHR hiring administrative clerk; Knowledge Mobilization seeking five graduate interns for climate change projects

YIHR hiring administrative clerk; Knowledge Mobilization seeking five graduate interns for climate change projects

The York Institute for Health Research (YIHR) is seeking an administrative clerk for a one-year contract. Applications are due by Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The Knowledge Mobilization unit it also seeking five graduate interns (students enrolled in master's or PhD programs) for placement with a variety of municipal partners in the GTA. There are several […]

Professor Timothy Leduc: Include Inuit experience of climate change in Western debate

Professor Timothy Leduc: Include Inuit experience of climate change in Western debate

A York University professor’s new book aims to integrate the Inuit experience of climate change with Western climate research, and includes an Inuktitut companion to the volume, making it accessible across cultures. Climate, Culture, Change: Inuit and Western Dialogues with a Warming North, released this week by University of Ottawa Press, calls for a shift […]