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Announcing York U’s new associate director research security

Announcing York U’s new associate director research security

Rebecca Irwin is York University’s first associate director research security, effective October 10.  Prior to joining York, Irwin worked for the Government of Canada, both in Ottawa and Toronto, on national security priorities. In her 16 years with the federal government, she managed teams and projects in the national security space and has experience on […]

Bees, Beewashing and Climate Change: An Interview with Sheila Colla

Bees, Beewashing and Climate Change: An Interview with Sheila Colla

This interview was conducted by Research Apprenticeship Programme (RAP) student Alyssa Ramos, Glendon Campus, with Professor Sheila Colla, Faculty of the Environment and Urban Change (https://www.savethebumblebees.ca). How did you end up in this field, studying bees and their relationship to the environment and climate change?  During my undergraduate degree, the University of Toronto had the […]

The Planetary Health Advocacy Framework and the Importance of Dialogue

The Planetary Health Advocacy Framework and the Importance of Dialogue

Written by Liliana Antonshyn and Alyssa Ramos, Research Apprenticeship Programme students at Glendon College, York University On March 29th, the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research held a collective discussion, led by Carol Devine and Yasmin Al-Sahili. Devine is a Community Scholar at the Dahdaleh Institute working on a framework for Planetary Health Advocacy. Al-Sahili […]

The Science, Social Science and Art of Climate Change

The Science, Social Science and Art of Climate Change

Written by Elaine Coburn, Director of the Centre for Feminist Research (CFR). The CFR held this panel on March 30. "Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere have occurred. Human-caused climate change is already affecting many weather and climate extremes in every region across the globe. This has led to widespread […]

Fire and Floods in Our Own Backyard: Examining Climate Change Displacement and Internal Migration in Canada

Fire and Floods in Our Own Backyard: Examining Climate Change Displacement and Internal Migration in Canada

Written by Tesni Ellis, PhD Student in Education During Climate Change Research Month, at the March 16 lecture hosted by the York University’s Emergency Mitigation, Engagement, Response and Governance Institute (Y-EMERGE), listeners were invited to draw our attention inwards to proactively consider the “fire and floods” in our own backyard. Dr. Yvonne Su began her […]

Caring about Climate: The Catalyst to Political Change?

Caring about Climate: The Catalyst to Political Change?

Written by Evangeline Kroon Organized by the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies on March 7, 2023. Is caring about climate change enough to make political change? My research takes up this question by looking at Guelph, Ontario where, in 2018, the riding elected Green Party candidate Mike Schreiner. The Green Party’s success was significant, since […]

From Ambition to Action: Labour, Equity, and Climate Justice

From Ambition to Action: Labour, Equity, and Climate Justice

Written by Nathi Zamisa, MA student in Social and Political Thought For the last decade, the Executive Director of the Cornell Industrial and Labour Relations School’s Climate Jobs Institute, Dr. Lara Skinner, has been working to launch union-led climate jobs coalitions. Together with labour unions, elected leaders, environmental groups, and industry experts, she has worked […]

Indigenous Sovereignty, Climate Justice and Water Protectors

Indigenous Sovereignty, Climate Justice and Water Protectors

Written by Elaine Coburn in conversation with Angele Alook Indigenous peoples have inherent rights to the lands on which they have lived since time immemorial. That is the message from Professor Angele Alook, member of the Bigstone Cree Nation and faculty in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. These rights, Alook emphasizes, bring […]

Smudging in Sharm El-Sheikh: Experiences of Indigenous Peoples at COP 27

Smudging in Sharm El-Sheikh: Experiences of Indigenous Peoples at COP 27

Written by Nathalie Elizabeth LaCoste Ling In November 2022, the twenty seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change, was held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The aim of this annual event was to bring countries together to take action towards climate goals established […]

Climate Change and Joyful Possibility

Climate Change and Joyful Possibility

Written by Elaine Coburn, Associate Professor of International Studies, Glendon In the struggle for a livable world, for each of us and for all of us, there are many from whom we draw strength. Some are close to us and some we know only through their words. Hermann Levin Goldschmidt, a German Jewish survivor of […]