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Risk management and evacuation planning represent key aspects in volcano crisis

Risk management and evacuation planning represent key aspects in volcano crisis

Over the past decade, Ali Asgary, associate professor of disaster and emergency management in York University’s School of Administrative Studies, has been running an annual emergency exercise training and is involved in field research on Vulcano Island in Italy alongside an international team organized and led by the University of Geneva. Most recently, the team published two articles, […]

Lassonde professor advances research in predicting cancer treatment outcomes

Lassonde professor advances research in predicting cancer treatment outcomes

The quantitative MRI biomarker developed in this project can predict whether a patient’s tumor is likely to be controlled by stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) or if the treatment is likely to fail. Predicting the success of cancer treatment strategies is paramount for clinicians to provide the highest standard of care to patients. While predicting these treatment […]

Research examines use of anger mobilization to reduce health inequalities causing illness and death

Research examines use of anger mobilization to reduce health inequalities causing illness and death

Could the use of polemics and anger mobilization trigger Canadian governing authorities to reduce health inequalities through public policy action? York University Professor Dennis Raphael and a team of researchers undertook a study to evaluate whether this could be the way forward in addressing health inequalities research and advocacy. The study, published in the journal Sociology of Health […]

Climate change first on CIFAL York’s agenda

Climate change first on CIFAL York’s agenda

York is hosting a knowledge-exchange dialogue, Oct. 20 and 21, in preparation for the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP26) that begins Oct. 31 in Glasgow, Scotland. As part of this event, there will be a public information webinar at 11 a.m. on Oct. 21. CIFAL York is launching its first event, a knowledge-exchange […]

York professors’ study recommends 15 days of paid sick leave for workers

York professors’ study recommends 15 days of paid sick leave for workers

In their study, York Professors Eric Tucker (Osgoode) and Leah Vosko (Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies) recommend that workers be eligible for 15 days of paid leave so that they can cover both sickness and caregiving needs. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed large gaps in sickness and caregiving leave provisions available to workers across the country. To make […]

York U students enrolled in C4 summer course build community spirit in Scarborough

York U students enrolled in C4 summer course build community spirit in Scarborough

The students were taking part in the University’s innovative Cross Campus Capstone Classroom (C4) learning opportunity. Fifty undergraduate students spent the summer testing a shorter pilot of the longer fall/winter course and helped develop solutions to help Scarborough residents make the best use of community spaces. C4 organizers partnered with YSpace to provide students enrolled […]

Novel findings on muscle stem cells could benefit cancer cell division research

Novel findings on muscle stem cells could benefit cancer cell division research

York University researchers have discovered a novel mechanism used by muscle stem cells to sense energy, which is required for cell division, and the findings could have implications for studying how other stem cells divide, including cancer cells. Researchers at York University’s Stem Cell Research Group in the Faculty of Health studied the role of […]

York improves in several categories in Maclean’s 2022 University Rankings

York improves in several categories in Maclean’s 2022 University Rankings

Right The Future is more than mere words; it reflects how our students, faculty, instructors and staff come together every day, sharing their knowledge, experience and skills to drive positive change in our local and global communities. What we do is who we are. And now, thanks to the collective effort of many, others are […]

Announcement of deputy provost, Markham Campus

Announcement of deputy provost, Markham Campus

The following message to the University community is from York President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton and Provost and Vice-President Academic Lisa Philipps: We are delighted to announce that the search for the deputy provost to lead our Markham Campus realization has reached a successful conclusion. This is an important and exciting time in York’s […]

Osgoode Professor Poonam Puri honoured for outstanding legal writing

Osgoode Professor Poonam Puri honoured for outstanding legal writing

Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Poonam Puri has been awarded what many consider the “Pulitzer Prize” of legal writing. Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey has named Puri the recipient of the David W. Mundell Medal in an announcement made on Oct. 8. Established in 1986 by former attorney general Ian Scott, the award recognizes a legal writer whose literary […]