York Media Relations http://news.yorku.ca Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:38:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 New infrastructure financing program at York University’s Schulich School of Business to support G7 global development initiatives http://news.yorku.ca/2018/06/06/new-infrastructure-financing-program-at-york-universitys-schulich-school-of-business-to-support-g7-global-development-initiatives/ Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:38:44 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12193 TORONTO, June 6, 2018 − York University’s Schulich School of Business will launch a new program to teach the world’s latest advances in infrastructure financing and development to visiting G7 Fellows from  emerging economies. The program was specially created in response to key challenges in addressing the infrastructure gap that G7 leaders plan to discuss in […]

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Four firms shortlisted for construction of York University Markham Centre Campus http://news.yorku.ca/2018/06/04/four-firms-shortlisted-for-construction-of-york-university-markham-centre-campus/ Mon, 04 Jun 2018 14:13:23 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12191   TORONTO, June 4, 2018 − York University has successfully completed its Request for Supplier Qualification process and has shortlisted four general contractor organizations to participate in the second stage – the Request for Proposal (tender) for the building of York’s new Markham Centre Campus. The Request for Supplier Qualification was issued on March 28, […]

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Glendon principal Donald Ipperciel available to speak about funding for bilingual post-secondary education http://news.yorku.ca/2018/05/28/glendon-principal-donald-ipperciel-available-to-speak-about-funding-for-bilingual-post-secondary-education/ Mon, 28 May 2018 15:30:08 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12182 TORONTO, May 28, 2018 − The Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario held a press conference this morning, with bilingual/francophone universities and colleges, to speak in support of bilingual and francophone funding (see media release). Donald Ipperciel, principal of Glendon, was not able to be at the press conference but is available for interviews in Toronto […]

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Osgoode participates in Institute for the Future of Law Practice http://news.yorku.ca/2018/05/17/osgoode-participates-in-institute-for-the-future-of-law-practice/ Thu, 17 May 2018 20:14:41 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12163 Boot camp, paid internships designed to dramatically upgrade students’ skills TORONTO, Thursday, May 17, 2018 – Five students from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School have been selected to participate in an innovative new three-week training boot camp in Chicago this month, followed by paid internships this summer, as part of the Institute for the […]

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York University welcomes $25 million investment toward the new Markham Campus from York Regional Council http://news.yorku.ca/2018/05/17/york-university-welcomes-25-million-investment-toward-the-new-markham-campus-from-york-regional-council/ Thu, 17 May 2018 18:56:17 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12169 Toronto,ON, Thursday, May 17, 2018 – Today, York University welcomed York Regional Council’s authorization of a $25 million contribution toward the new Markham Centre Campus. The University has approved the $253 million design and build budget with construction set to begin this fall. The new campus will include a collaboration with Seneca College, and is expected […]

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York U experts available for comment on provincial election http://news.yorku.ca/2018/05/16/york-u-experts-available-for-comment-on-provincial-election-issues/ Wed, 16 May 2018 17:03:41 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12140 TORONTO, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 – York University experts are available to comment on various issues related to the provincial election and party platforms. Dennis Pilon, professor of political science in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, can comment on political strategy, media and citizen engagement, democratization and electoral reform, as well as […]

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Study: Minority children develop implicit racial bias in early childhood http://news.yorku.ca/2018/05/14/study-minority-children-develop-implicit-racial-bias-in-early-childhood/ Mon, 14 May 2018 15:19:27 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12132 Key to combating racial bias may be changing social environment TORONTO, May 14, 2018 – New research from York University suggests that minority children as young as six years old show an implicit pro-White racial bias when exposed to images of both White and Black children. But how ingrained these biases become and whether they persist […]

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York University professor awarded Killam Research Fellowship to study girls’ roles in early English theatre http://news.yorku.ca/2018/05/08/york-university-professor-awarded-killam-research-fellowship-to-study-girls-roles-in-early-english-theatre/ Tue, 08 May 2018 15:19:28 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12123 TORONTO, May 8, 2018 ─ York University professor Deanne Williams has been awarded a 2018 Killam Research Fellowship by the Canada Council for the Arts, to undertake the first ever study devoted to the history of the girl actor from the Middle Ages to the English Revolution. The Canada Council for the Arts announced the […]

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York U researcher identifies 15 new species of stealthy cuckoo bees http://news.yorku.ca/2018/05/08/york-u-researcher-identifies-15-new-species-of-stealthy-cuckoo-bees/ Tue, 08 May 2018 14:50:38 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12115 One of the new cuckoo bees is named after Sir David Attenborough TORONTO, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – Cuckoo bees sneakily lay their eggs in the nests of other bee species, after which their newly hatched prodigies kill the host egg or larva, and then feed on the stored pollen. The host, a solitary bee, […]

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York University urges all Ontario MPPs to support immediate back-to-work legislation http://news.yorku.ca/2018/05/05/york-university-urges-all-ontario-mpps-to-support-immediate-back-to-work-legislation/ Sat, 05 May 2018 20:12:06 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12111 TORONTO, ON, Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Following more than six months of bargaining to reach a negotiated agreement with CUPE 3903, and now more than nine weeks into a strike, York University’s President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton has asked the provincial government to take immediate legislative action today. Yesterday, the Hon. Mitzie Hunter, […]

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York U space technology team to participate in new Canadian Space Agency initiative http://news.yorku.ca/2018/05/04/space-technology-team-to-participate-in-new-canadian-space-agency-initiative/ Fri, 04 May 2018 17:24:10 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12102  TORONTO, ON Friday May 4, 2018— Today, at an event hosted by the University of Manitoba, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jennifer Sidey unveiled the research teams selected to take part in the CSA Canadian CubeSat Project. A total of 15 teams from across Canada have been selected to participate in the initiative, including a […]

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Media Advisory: York University to host live feed of national Canadian Space Agency initiative announcement http://news.yorku.ca/2018/05/03/media-advisory-york-university-to-host-live-feed-of-national-canadian-space-agency-initiative-announcement/ Thu, 03 May 2018 18:49:22 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12098  TORONTO, May 3, 2018 – Media are invited to attend a special national announcement by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) tomorrow, Friday May 4, 2018. CSA astronaut Jennifer Sidey will unveil the university research teams that have been selected to participate in a new national student space initiative. The main event will be hosted at […]

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York University gains four new Canada Research Chairs and two renewed appointments http://news.yorku.ca/2018/05/03/york-university-gains-four-new-canada-research-chairs-and-two-renewed-appointments/ Thu, 03 May 2018 15:03:59 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12079 TORONTO, May 3, 2018 ─ York University welcomes the appointment of four new Canada Research Chairs, who will study topics ranging from the impact of government policy on migrant workers to how to improve camera images used for scientific tasks. The Government of Canada announced the CRC recipients today. Researchers at post-secondary institutions across Canada […]

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A blooming shame – Japanese cherry trees indicator of global climate change http://news.yorku.ca/2018/05/01/12064/ Tue, 01 May 2018 16:34:43 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12064 TORONTO, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – The much anticipated blooming of Toronto’s Sakura or Japanese cherry trees is expected to happen early- to mid-May, but these are more than just pretty flowers. Their blossoming times have been recorded by emperors, aristocrats and monks since the year 854, allowing York University researchers to better understand shifts […]

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Six Osgoode students awarded prestigious business law internships http://news.yorku.ca/2018/04/30/six-osgoode-students-awarded-prestigious-business-law-internships/ Mon, 30 Apr 2018 17:43:58 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12058 TORONTO, Monday, April 30, 2018 – Six students from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School have been selected for prestigious Hennick Centre business law internships that will pay them each $10,000 through to summer’s end. The paid work placements – five of which are being funded by McCarthy Tétrault LLP – were arranged by the […]

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Study shows cognitive behavioural therapy can improve emotion regulation in children with autism http://news.yorku.ca/2018/04/24/new-study-shows-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-can-improve-emotion-regulation-in-children-with-autism/ Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:07:21 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12052 TORONTO, Tuesday, April 24, 2018– New research from York University’s Faculty of Health shows cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not only anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger. Led by Jonathan Weiss, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health and CIHR Chair in Autism […]

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York University is one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for sixth consecutive time http://news.yorku.ca/2018/04/19/york-university-is-one-canadas-greenest-employers-for-sixth-consecutive-time/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:32:17 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12047 TORONTO, Thursday, April 19, 2018 – How does an institution like York University become one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the sixth consecutive time? By reducing annual electrical consumption by 34,730,786 kWh, saving $5M in utilities every year, and recycling 3,705,780 kg of waste, for starters. In the 11 years since the Canada’s Greenest Employers […]

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York U researchers map vital organizations for global health challenges http://news.yorku.ca/2018/04/19/york-u-researchers-map-vital-organizations-for-global-health-challenges/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:07:45 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12042 TORONTO, April 19, 2018 – Researchers at York University have identified the most important organizations around the world that contribute to health and would need to be mobilized quickly in the event of an international health emergency like a pandemic. Using internet-based algorithms, researchers at the university mapped the global health system, developing the most […]

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Active young adults with Type 1 diabetes have muscle complications: Study http://news.yorku.ca/2018/04/18/active-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-have-muscle-complications-study/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:37:17 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12030  Changes in muscles could impair ability to manage blood sugar  Toronto, ON, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – A new study from McMaster and York universities has found that poor muscle health may be a complication of Type 1 diabetes, even among active twenty-somethings. The research team analyzed muscle biopsies of young adults with and without […]

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York hosts provincial Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition http://news.yorku.ca/2018/04/18/york-hosts-provincial-three-minute-thesis-3mt-competition/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:20:08 +0000 http://news.yorku.ca/?p=12024 TORONTO, April 18, 2018 – In an event that conjures up visions of the ‘Dragon’s Den', 20 doctoral and master’s degree students from across Ontario will have three minutes to pitch their research to four industry leaders. Students will travel to York University on April 19 for the provincial finals of the Three Minute Thesis […]

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