All posts by stephw10

C'est bon ! Francophonie Week is a great success at York University

This is bilingualism. In March, York University celebrated its diversity and commitment to French-English bilingualism with a new cross-campus initiative—“Ensemble, en Français” or “Together, in French.” This event, in recognition of “La semaine internationale de la Francophonie” - or “Francophonie Week” - was a collaborative effort between the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, […]

Lassonde researcher finds new forecasting methods to predict floods

Lassonde School of Engineering Professor Usman Khan has found a new forecasting method to predict the risk of floods in urban areas, which could potentially reduce damage and fatalities. Usman Khan The new method uses high-resolution data from Environment Canada to create data-driven models. Khan’s findings were published in the study “Short-Term Peak Flow Rate […]

Start2Finish - 5km Running & Reading Challenge

Start2Finish’s mission is to break the cycle of child poverty by providing ongoing educational support to Canada’s at risk children throughout their school years, nurturing mind, body and social health so they are empowered to succeed and become role models for change.Volunteer at the Start2Finish 5K Running & Reading Challenge which marks the conclusion of the Running & […]

Research led by York improves access to mental health care for immigrants

A team led by York University researcher Professor Farah Ahmad has developed a new interactive eHealth tool to facilitate the pre-consult assessment of mental health disorders for immigrants and refugees. The campus-community initiative was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and included investigators from York University (Ahmad, Liane Ginsburg, Serban Dinca-Panaitescu, Peggy Ng), […]

York University leads project to design innovative STEM teaching app

Sushanta Mitra York University Professor Sushanta Mitra and his team at the Lassonde School of Engineering have partnered with the public and private sector to develop a digital learning tool that aims to enhance academic success for high school students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The learning modules are built on Quanser’s trademarked qdex™ […]

Glendon Global Debate looks at CETA’s impact on the EU and Canada

The third instalment of the Glendon Global Debates series, which aims to examine Canada’s role in global affairs, is scheduled for March 23. “A New Framework for International Trade or the Last of its Kind?” takes place at the Centre of Excellence from 6:30 to 9pm, and will review the Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (CETA) between the […]

Peace by PEACE celebrates 20 years of its transformative programs and those York University alumni whose involvement has been key to its success

2017 will mark Peace by PEACE’s 20th year as a charity that has touched the lives of thousands of students through our anti-bullying conflict resolution program. The program's success would not have been possible without the involvement of so many York University alumni. Peace by PEACE would like to invite all Peace by PEACE alumni and […]

York University Alumni can join the conversation to help enhance the post-secondary experience for future York University students

York University Alumni have the opportunity to contribute their thoughts and opinions about the Canadian post-secondary narrative by sharing insights into the role education plays in one’s personal development and ways of thinking. York U Vice-President of Advancement, Jeff O’Hagan, discussed the importance of the province-wide survey initiative. He noted, "Our York Alumni and Friends […]

Collaborative research adds to greater understanding of amnesia

Shayna Rosenbaum Defined as the loss of memory due to brain injury, shock, fatigue, repression or illness, amnesia can be short- or long-term, full or partial. Renowned expert in the cognitive neuroscience of memory, York Research Chair Shayna Rosenbaum, a professor of psychology in the Faculty of Health, has spent her professional life investigating, among […]

Policy-applicable research finds for-profit seniors homes fall short

Joel Lexchin With the aging population, new research by York University Health Professor Emeritus Joel Lexchin and others that examine the care received by clients of long-term care facilities is growing in relevance. Lexchin, also an emergency doctor at University Health Network, joined forces with researchers from the Universities of British Columbia, California and London (United […]