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York U expert, only Canadian on massive new international neutrino experiment, available for comment

TORONTO, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 – York University physics Professor Scott Menary is the only Canadian on an experiment, involving 30 countries and the excavation of 800,000 tons of rocks, to find out what role neutrinos played in the evolution of the Universe. The groundbreaking to build the particle detectors for the experiment will take […]

Popular class of drugs reverses potentially harmful genetic changes from heart disease

TORONTO, Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – Beta blockers are commonly used world-wide to treat a variety of cardiovascular conditions, such as arrhythmias and heart failure. Scientists have known for decades that the medications work by slowing the heart rate and reducing the force of contraction – lessening the burden of work carried out by the […]

Exposure to neonics results in early death for honeybee workers and queens, York U study

TORONTO, Thursday, June 29, 2017 – Worker and queen honeybees exposed to field realistic levels of neonicotinoids die sooner, reducing the health of the entire colony, a new study led by York University biologists has found. The researchers were also surprised to find that the neonicotinoid contaminated pollen collected by the honeybees came not from […]

Osgoode Hall Law School establishes Reconciliation Fund for Indigenous initiatives

TORONTO, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – Osgoode Hall Law School of York University today announced specific actions that it will take to meet the urgent need of Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples envisioned by the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Osgoode’s enhanced commitment to Reconciliation, which has been identified as a top […]

Skennen’kó:wa Gamig: York U’s Hart House renamed to create safe space for Indigenous peoples

TORONTO, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – At a ceremony during National Aboriginal Day at York University today, Hart House was renamed Skennen’kó:wa Gamig, the House of Great Peace. And with that renaming comes the hope for further understanding and reconciliation. The newly renovated Skennen’kó:wa Gamig will be a welcoming, safe and supportive space for Indigenous […]