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Professor Deborah Britzman's new book explores field of psychoanalysis with foundations of education

Professor Deborah Britzman's new book explores field of psychoanalysis with foundations of education

York University Distinguished Research Professor Deborah Britzman, in the Faculty of Education, has published her ninth book, Anticipating Education: Concepts for Imagining Pedagogy with Psychoanalysis. Britzman is the Tier 1 York Research Chair in Pedagogy and Psycho-Social Transformation and focuses her research on the histories of psychoanalysis with education. Anticipating Education is addressed to teachers, professors and students […]

Cell phone or laptop overheating? Lassonde researchers take a nanoscale look at the problem

Cell phone or laptop overheating? Lassonde researchers take a nanoscale look at the problem

Have you ever felt your cell phone or laptop overheat? Controlling heat generation and overheating in electronics is an ongoing challenge in the race between faster-performing processors and thermal management. The desire to improve processing power can lead to overheating, and in worst-case scenarios, the microprocessors in laptops or phones can generate heat comparable to […]

Exploring a universe of mysteries: Four scientists consider how we fit into the ‘vast cosmic dance’

Exploring a universe of mysteries: Four scientists consider how we fit into the ‘vast cosmic dance’

What are the mysteries of the 'final frontier?' Four exceptional researchers identify the most pressing questions in space exploration, planetary science and cosmology, once again demonstrating York University's leadership on an international (and perhaps cosmic) scale.

Research on Syrian refugees and depression tells powerful story of letdowns, could spur change

Research on Syrian refugees and depression tells powerful story of letdowns, could spur change

A health services expert led an examination of a year-long study with Syrian refugees and discovered that rates of depression actually rose over the year. This brought to light perceived sinking social support and control, language barriers and more disappointments – predictors of depression, which could point the way to policy change.

Study shows diversity and inclusion efforts failed employees of Chinese descent during pandemic

Study shows diversity and inclusion efforts failed employees of Chinese descent during pandemic

A new study published April 27 in Harvard Business Review has found that some workplace diversity and inclusion policies ended up backfiring during the COVID-19 pandemic by making North American employees of Chinese descent more likely to be the targets of prejudice and mistreatment. According to the study, diversity and inclusion efforts focused on the integration of differences ended […]

Black Canadian Studies student earns top honours at 2021 HERA conference

Black Canadian Studies student earns top honours at 2021 HERA conference

York University Black Canadian Studies (BCS) certificate program student Michelle Molubi has been recognized at the annual Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA) conference with the top undergraduate research paper honour. For Molubi, a humanities student in her final year, the $1,000 prize from HERA represents the culmination of hard work and meaningful research within the Black […]