York U experts are available to discuss “Earth Overshoot Day”, Aug. 1

TORONTO, Monday, July 30, 2019 – This year’s Earth Overshoot Day is Aug. 1, calculated as the day when humanity will begin to consume more of nature’s products and services than can be sustainably regenerated in a year. That means people are consuming resources 1.7 times faster than nature can renew itself, said York University […]

York University welcomes back to class legislation and return to work of teaching assistants and graduate assistants

York University welcomes the passage of back-to-class legislation that will end the strike by CUPE 3903. “We believe in the collective bargaining process and share the view that back-to-work legislation is a last resort. Unfortunately, as supported by the Kaplan Report released by the Industrial Inquiry Commissioner, we reluctantly had to conclude that the parties […]

Study shows combination of cognitive and motor training can not only slow down progress of dementia, but in some cases, reverse it

TORONTO, ON, July 25, 2018— Researchers at York University’s Faculty of Health found that just 30 minutes of visually-guided movements per week can slow and even reverse the progress of dementia.  Those in the early stages of dementia who were exposed to 30 minutes a week to a game which used rules to make visually-guided […]

Future space scientists can remotely operate analogue rover in simulated planetary mission

Scientists from Lassonde School of Engineering’s Planetary Volatiles Laboratory at York University will be hosting the simulation and talks at the Ontario Science Centre. TORONTO, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 – As Mars moves the closest to Earth it has been in 15 years, the Lassonde School of Engineering’s Planetary Volatiles Laboratory at York University will […]

Warming Arctic lakes can create perfect conditions for mercury increases, York U study

TORONTO, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 – Mercury can show up in pristine High Arctic environments from as far away as China, and as the Arctic warms, more of that mercury can find its way into lakes, endangering people and wildlife, a York University geography professor has found. “Mercury in certain forms is highly toxic to […]

York University and City of Markham formally acknowledge Indigenous lands at Markham Centre Campus site

Toronto, ON, Monday, July 23, 2018 – Today, Rhonda L. Lenton, President and Vice-Chancellor, York University, together with Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of Markham and Amy Desjarlais, Traditional Knowledge Keeper, York University, formally acknowledged the traditional lands at the site of York’s future Markham Centre Campus. The ceremony comes in advance of the construction phase, set to […]