Scientists shine light on whereabouts of antimatter

TORONTO, December 19, 2016 – An international collaboration, including York University, has successfully shone a laser on antimatter atoms to come up with the first successful spectroscopic measurement. The Big Bang theory requires equal amounts of matter and antimatter to have been created at the beginning of time, but there is little antimatter in the […]

York University Board of Governors approves new Sexual Violence Policy

TORONTO, December 14, 2016 - Universities across Ontario have been rightly seized with the serious issue of addressing the need for improved supports and procedures for survivors of sexual violence. The Ontario government’s bill 132 has guided York University’s efforts in seeking new ways to improve sexual violence education, awareness, reporting, and supports.  Following an extensive […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: York U expert available to comment on managing holiday celebrations for families touched by Alzheimer’s

TORONTO, December 13, 2016 – With all the shopping, meal planning and dinner planning, many families may feel excited about the holidays, but also overwhelmed. For individuals living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, visiting family can make this time challenging and bittersweet, and for their loved ones, the stress of caregiving responsibilities layered with holiday traditions can […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: York U expert available to comment on the impact of the MLS Cup in Canada

  TORONTO, December 7, 2016 – It took just three minutes for the MLS Cup between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders set for BMO field this weekend in Toronto to sell-out its capacity of 36,000 seats. This feat continues the momentum around soccer fever engulfing Canada with Toronto hosting MLS cup and vying to become […]

Media Advisory: York University hosts National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

TORONTO, December 2, 2016 – York University in collaboration with the Lassonde School of Engineering will observe a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.  This year, the York Federation of Students, with the support of York President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri, initiated a 14-panelled mural of remembrance, […]