York University to host Canadian Jewish Literary Awards ceremony honouring eight outstanding works

TORONTO, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 – The Canadian Jewish Literary Awards is honouring eight outstanding books for 2018 at a ceremony hosted by York University, Oct. 14. At the event, book lovers will be treated to readings by authors of the winning works in categories including fiction, memoir/biography, poetry, history, scholarship, holocaust literature, and books […]

Study: Fluoride levels in pregnant women in Canada show drinking water is primary source of exposure to fluoride

TORONTO, October 10, 2018 – A new study led by York University researchers has found that fluoride levels in urine are twice as high for pregnant women living in Canadian cities where fluoride is added to public drinking water as for those living in cities that do not add fluoride to public water supplies. The study “Community Water Fluoridation and Urinary Fluoride […]

Biographies of Fall 2018 honorary degree recipients  

Dr. Frances Alice Shepherd is a respected medical oncologist, recognized for her scientific research on lung cancer and her contributions to the design, development, and conduct of clinical trials. Her landmark studies are noted for changing treatment and outcomes for patients with both small cell and non-small cell lung cancer at a global level. Under […]

York U research shows exercise may improve muscle health in specific cancer patients

TORONTO, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 – Patients diagnosed with p53-mutation cancers, such as soft-tissue sarcomas, or cancers of the colon, lung, breast, liver, brain, and hemopoietic tissues, may be able to improve their muscle health and performance through exercise training, a study from York University finds. The protein p53 maintains normal mitochondrial content and function in […]

Rob Wildeboer awarded Hennick Medal for Career Achievement

TORONTO, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 – The Jay and Barbara Hennick Centre for Business and Law at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business has announced that Rob Wildeboer (LLB/MBA ’85), Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Martinrea International Inc., is the recipient of the 2017 Hennick Medal for Career Achievement. […]