York Media Relations http://news.yorku.ca Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:16:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 Osgoode Hall Law School and DUKE Heights BIA launch free online legal service http://news.yorku.ca/2018/02/20/osgoode-hall-law-school-duke-heights-bia-launch-free-online-legal-service/ Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:16:38 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11863 Local businesses to benefit from the new legal information service TORONTO, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 – York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School and the DUKE Heights Business Improvement Area (BIA) will celebrate the launch of DUKE Law – a free online legal information service for BIA members – on Friday, Feb. 23 from 8:30 to […]

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York University hosts Black History Month event: Everyday activism against racial bias http://news.yorku.ca/2018/02/13/york-university-hosts-black-history-month-event-everyday-activism-racial-bias/ Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:33:55 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11854 TORONTO, February 13, 2018 – Three noted leaders from different walks of life, but sharing the same goal of activism against racism, will engage in a conversation at the Black History Month event hosted by York University at the Tribute Communities Recital Hall, February 15. The event, “Everyday Activism, Critical Resistance: A Conversation with Angela […]

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How to have a healthy heart this Valentine’s Day http://news.yorku.ca/2018/02/13/healthy-heart-valentines-day/ Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:52:51 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11851 TORONTO, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 – Have a healthy heart this Valentine’s day. York U heart disease experts can show you how. That’s important because 2.4 million adult Canadians are affected by heart disease and, for women, it is the leading cause of premature death. The following York University professors from the Faculty of Science […]

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Study shows benefits of exercise can outweigh health effects of severe obesity http://news.yorku.ca/2018/02/12/study-shows-benefits-of-exercise-can-outweigh-health-effects-of-severe-obesity/ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:14:13 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11845 York U research shows you can't judge a person's fitness by weight alone  TORONTO, February 12, 2018 — Can you be fit and healthy even if you’re overweight? That’s the question researchers at York University’s Faculty of Health set out to answer in a new study that shows physical activity may be equally and perhaps […]

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Black History Month: Has enough changed? http://news.yorku.ca/2018/02/08/black-history-month-has-enough-changed/ Thu, 08 Feb 2018 19:33:38 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11839 TORONTO, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 – Black History Month offers a dedicated space to celebrate the contributions of Black Canadians, but also to examine long-standing issues that many continue to face not only here in Canada, but around the world, including social and economic hardships. York University experts are available to comment on these and […]

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York U expert can discuss feds’ changes to environmental assessments http://news.yorku.ca/2018/02/08/york-u-expert-can-discuss-feds-new-environmental-assessment-legislation/ Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:27:08 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11834 TORONTO, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 – The federal government has proposed changes to how it will do environmental assessments in the future through the creation of a single agency responsible for reviewing major energy projects, including pipelines. Currently, three agencies do environmental assessments, but under the new legislation, those agencies would regulate projects over the […]

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Forum looks at social and economic isolation of Black women, York U http://news.yorku.ca/2018/01/31/forum-looks-social-economic-isolation-black-women-york-u/ Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:58:03 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11827 TORONTO, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 – Black women fighting back against social and business exclusion in Canada, France and Brazil is the topic of a forum tomorrow at York University, the first day of Black History month. Many Black women have come as immigrants to Canada and France with the hopes of seeking a better […]

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Faculty of Health experts available to speak on mental health and stigma in youth http://news.yorku.ca/2018/01/31/faculty-of-health-experts-available-to-speak-on-mental-health-and-stigma-in-youth/ Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:58:23 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11818 TORONTO, January 31, 2018 – In any given year, according to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), one in five Canadians experiences a mental health or addiction problem. By the time Canadians reach 40 years of age, one in two have – or have had – a mental illness. Young people aged 15 […]

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Osgoode conference focuses on vision for future of AI governance in Canada http://news.yorku.ca/2018/01/30/osgoode-conference-focuses-vision-future-ai-governance-canada/ Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:51:43 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11811 TORONTO, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 – The growing use of artificial intelligence (AI) raises complex ethical and legal concerns that will be examined in “Bracing for Impact: The Artificial Intelligence Challenge,” a one-day international conference on Friday, Feb. 2, organized by IP Osgoode, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University’s intellectual property law and technology […]

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Most research on insects unscientific, says York U study http://news.yorku.ca/2018/01/29/research-insects-unscientific-says-york-u-study/ Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:38:41 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11806 TORONTO, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 – The majority of research on insects is unscientific because it is not reproducible. That’s because the methods used to identify the organisms being studied are almost never stated in sufficient detail to allow others to replicate the research, at least according to a survey just published by biologists from […]

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Super blue blood moon and lunar eclipse a rare sighting http://news.yorku.ca/2018/01/26/super-blue-blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-rare-sighting/ Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:28:05 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11793 TORONTO, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 – It’s rare to see a super blue blood moon and a lunar eclipse all at the same time, says York University Professor Paul Delaney. The last one was in 1866. But that’s what Jan. 31 will bring eager celestial watchers. The “blue” in the super blue blood moon is […]

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Creative industries’ leading companies look to Schulich School of Business students to navigate complex challenges http://news.yorku.ca/2018/01/25/creative-industries-leading-companies-look-to-schulich-school-of-business-students-to-navigate-complex-challenges/ Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:34:36 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11786 Creative industries’ leading companies look to Schulich School of Business students to navigate complex challenges and grow their business  TORONTO, January 25, 2018 - In a time of rapid advances in technology, evolving media consumption and consumers demanding more engaging, immersive experiences, companies are seeking top talent to help analyse issues and develop sound solutions […]

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Negotiator for Assembly of First Nations will deliver keynote at York University 2018 Inclusion Day http://news.yorku.ca/2018/01/24/negotiator-assembly-first-nations-will-deliver-keynote-york-university-2018-inclusion-day/ Wed, 24 Jan 2018 20:24:56 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11783 TORONTO, January 24, 2018 – The Chief Negotiator for the Assembly of First Nations and primary architect of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission in the historic Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement will deliver the keynote address at York University’s Inclusion Day this year. Kathleen Mahoney, a professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, […]

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The ‘Ghost in the Machine’: a public debate on the future of technology in society http://news.yorku.ca/2018/01/24/the-ghost-in-the-machine-a-public-debate-on-the-future-of-technology-in-society/ Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:21:51 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11774 TORONTO, ON, Wednesday, January 24, 2018- Will artificial intelligence soon become more intelligent than its creator? As technology continues to play a bigger role in all aspects of our society, it’s more important now than ever to consider the organizing principles behind how it structures our digital lives. This is just one of the many questions experts, […]

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Sanofi Pasteur and NSERC invest in $2.6 million collaboration at York University to combat infectious diseases with Math http://news.yorku.ca/2018/01/23/sanofi-pasteur-nserc-invest-2-6-million-collaboration-york-university-combat-infectious-diseases-math/ Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:27:29 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11761 Better analysis of transmission key to targeting flu and childhood diseases TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2018 − A major new research initiative based in the Faculty of Science at York University will develop mathematical techniques to identify populations most susceptible to infectious diseases and enable manufacturers to produce cost-effective vaccines that can be deployed quickly. The […]

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York U panel to discuss sexual assault accusations and changes in film industry http://news.yorku.ca/2018/01/22/york-u-panel-to-discuss-sexual-assault-accusations-and-changes-in-film-industry/ Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:50:34 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11748 TORONTO, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 – Since the first story about Harvey Weinstein broke in The New York Times, accusations of sexual harassment and assault by powerful men in the film and media sectors have continued. The Department of Cinema and Media Arts in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York […]

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Major new collaboration on vaccine research to be announced at York University http://news.yorku.ca/2018/01/22/major-new-collaboration-vaccine-research-announced-york-university/ Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:32:34 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11753 TORONTO, Monday, January 22, 2018 – Details of a major new research initiative between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Sanofi and York University will be announced on Tuesday morning. The research program will address many challenges faced in developing and targeting vaccines in the most efficient and effective way to combat […]

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Speed geeking event will offer glimpse at technologies to improve health and save lives http://news.yorku.ca/2018/01/22/speed-geeking-event-will-offer-glimpse-technologies-improve-health-save-lives/ Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:25:24 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11742 TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2018 – An infant in a neonatal unit, a teen with mental health challenges and just about anyone leaving an emergency department could benefit from health technology innovations that will be showcased at a “speed geeking” event in Toronto on Tuesday. Presenters will have just five minutes to make the case for […]

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York U research explains why global responses to pandemics are too slow http://news.yorku.ca/2018/01/19/york-u-research-explains-global-responses-pandemics-slow/ Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:05:20 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11737 Outbreaks during holiday periods and summer may be deadly  TORONTO, Friday, January 19, 2018 – New research shows that political dilly-dallying delays global responses to emerging pandemics more than poor surveillance capacity. Steven J. Hoffman, professor in the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, Faculty of Health and Osgoode Hall Law School and his colleague […]

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Global migration will be focus of York U’s Glendon Global Debates http://news.yorku.ca/2018/01/17/global-migration-focus-york-us-glendon-global-debates/ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:52:41 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=11730 TORONTO, January 17, 2018 – York University is hosting Global Migration as part of its Glendon Global Debates series tomorrow at the Centre of Excellence, Glendon Campus. Experts will discuss how the migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East has shaped political discourse around the world – particularly in North America and Europe. The […]

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