Federal Election: Health, Environment and Education Experts Available

TORONTO, October 16, 2019 – A universal national pharmacare program, a single-use plastic ban, and increased education spending are just some of the promises being made by federal party leaders in their platforms. York University experts on health, environment and education are available to discuss key election issues including: What it would take to create […]

York University to recognize four leaders with honorary degrees during Fall Convocation

TORONTO, October 15, 2019 – York University will award honorary degrees at Fall Convocation to four remarkable individuals whose talent and hard work have enriched the arts, business, media, the environment and the field of human rights advocacy. “These four individuals each have found success in very different fields, possess unique gifts and have developed […]

Hundreds of high school students to learn how to change their world

York University to host one of Canada’s largest youth environmental conferences TORONTO, October 15, 2019 – A love affair with big, gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs has meant Canadians drive the worst climate polluting vehicles in the world. In Ontario, transportation is the number one source of climate pollution, says Dianne Saxe. One of Canada’s most […]

Paying the bills or not? Affordability is key issue in federal election campaign

York University experts available to discuss top election issues TORONTO, October 10, 2019 – Money worries and economic pessimism are on the minds of Canadian voters who have made this a dominant theme of the federal election campaign. York University experts are available to discuss the election campaign’s key issue of affordability and economic insecurity, […]

Is enough being done to prevent Ontario’s birds from window collision deaths?

York University bird expert is available for comment TORONTO, October 7, 2019 – The catastrophically high number of birds killed every year when they smash into glass windows is one of the main reasons why Canada and the United States have lost almost 3 billion birds since 1970, according to York University Professor Bridget Stutchbury. […]

‘Changing the Game’ on mental health in sports: Former Canadian Olympian Silken Laumann to speak to York U athletes about pressures of competition

TORONTO, Tuesday October 1, 2019 –When mental health is your opponent as a young athlete, it can change the game.   Mental Health Awareness Week begins October 6 and it is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder – the single most disabling group of disorders worldwide. Four-time Olympian and […]

Students set to do “galaxy hunting” on largest telescope at a Canadian university

Media invited to experience York University’s new $1M telescope before public opening  TORONTO, September 30, 2019 – York University is expanding its foothold in astronomy with a shiny new one-metre, custom telescope which boasts the most powerful optical performance ever experienced at a university campus in Canada. For students, astronomers and members of the public, […]