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The Post-Trump world: A new dawn takes shape

The Post-Trump world: A new dawn takes shape

Three York U thought leaders consider the effects of the Trump-plus-COVID double whammy, the erosion of trust and the mending of international relations. In discussion with Brainstorm guest contributor Paul Fraumeni, these change makers offer their expertise on how 2021 needs to unfold. Joe Biden is the 46th president of the United States of America. […]

Paper on post-pandemic gender inequity offers evidence-based manual for change

Paper on post-pandemic gender inequity offers evidence-based manual for change

Researchers have raised alarm bells on inequity during the pandemic, suggesting that women are shouldering a heavier burden and this inequity may continue post-pandemic. One law professor adds vital evidence to this claim and, most importantly, offers policy-applicable suggestions for improvement. Osgoode Hall Law School Professor and nationally recognized lawyer Fay Faraday is passionate about […]

Researchers underscore predicting chemoresistance would better tailor cancer treatment

Researchers underscore predicting chemoresistance would better tailor cancer treatment

A trailblazing chemist digs deep on resistance to chemotherapy. What he and his team discover may prevent needless chemo treatments, open different treatment pathways and have application to other cancer biomarkers – a gamechanger for oncology, the healthcare system and, most of all, patients.  Resistance to chemotherapy shortens the life expectancy of cancer patients. The […]

Drinking to cope: A penetrating look at alcohol problems during the pandemic

Drinking to cope: A penetrating look at alcohol problems during the pandemic

Two psychology profs investigate coping mechanisms during the pandemic, and discover that people are consuming more alcohol, particularly if they’ve lost income; they’re drinking alone and feeling isolated; and those with children are using alcohol to cope with stress. Knowing this could help healthcare practitioners create better, more tailored and evidence-based interventions. The pandemic has brought […]

Librarian/sound artist captures the unnerving silences of COVID-19

Librarian/sound artist captures the unnerving silences of COVID-19

York U librarian William Denton has a double life. He’s also a sound artist who’s been busy capturing the noises (or lack thereof) during the pandemic, providing a unique and valuable contribution to our understanding of this unparalleled situation. “Everything we do is music.” – John Cage When COVID-19 swept across the globe last spring […]