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York University appoints internationally renowned global health scholars

TORONTO, June 1, 2017 – As Canada’s progressive university, a York University education shapes the global perspective, and embraces innovation in teaching, learning, and research. York University’s Faculty of Health has announced two important appointments, both demonstrating momentum in one of the University’s emerging areas of academic and research excellence: global health. Dr. James Orbinski […]

York U hosts special Canadian citizenship ceremony

TORONTO, May 31, 2017 – As part of Canada’s 150th national birthday celebrations, York University yesterday welcomed Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) for a special citizenship ceremony for 40 new citizens. The day included roundtable discussions on what it means to be Canadian, with a special guest host: […]

Media Advisory: Conference To Feature Experts in Muscle Health

TORONTO, May 25, 2017 – From bone marrow to skeletal muscle and the role muscle mechanics plays in disease, the 8th annual Muscle Health Research Centre’s (MHRC) Muscle Health Awareness Day (MHAD8) will bring together leading experts in skeletal and cardiac muscle, metabolism, biomechanics and tissue engineering on Friday, May 26, 2017. The day-long conference, hosted […]

Media Advisory: York U Cyber Security Experts Talk ‘Ransomware'

TORONTO, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – A recent global “ransomware” cyber attack resulted in computer infections, which crippled companies and governments worldwide. The attack has also paralyzed computers in health and other sectors around the world, with many in Canada also bearing the brunt of its impact. There is anticipation that the perpetrators will release […]

International collaboration leads to discovery that touch can override cues to self motion

TORONTO, April 25, 2017– An international research collaboration between Canada and Japan with York University Faculty of Health’s Professor Laurence Harris has discovered that our perception of self-motion has a previously unknown safety feature. Their discovery involves tactile flow, the tactile stimulation provided as you push through leaves in the undergrowth or rub your hands […]