Is pending closure of GM Oshawa Plant collateral damage from the USMCA?

York U business and trade expert available for comment TORONTO, November 26, 2018 – After news this morning that General Motors Ltd.would cease production at its Oshawa plant as of December 2019, the plant’s more than 2,500 workers walked off the job. According to GM, the restructuring move is part of its broader changes across […]

Violence against women and girls persists: experts available

TORONTO, November 22, 2018 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is a time to examine the reasons why violence against women and girls (VAWG) continues to rise around the world. The United Nations’ designated day, observed on November 25, puts a spotlight on this human rights violation of physical, sexual or […]

Bullying awareness key to safe schools: York U experts available

TORONTO, November 20, 2018 – Bullying Awareness Week is a time to help promote safe school and positive learning environments. This year’s theme is #ChooseKind. During Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – November 18-24, 2018 – students, school staff and parents are encouraged to learn more about the long-term impact of bullying both on and off the playground […]

Study: Social media is affecting the way we view our bodies − and not in a good way

TORONTO, November 15, 2018 − Young women who actively engage with social media images of friends who they think are more attractive than themselves report feeling worse about their own appearance afterward, a York University study shows. It’s no secret that social media can blur the lines on what’s real and what’s fantasy, but new […]

Can families have an impact on the experience of diabetes?

York U exercise researcher, professor and father available for interviews TORONTO, November 13, 2018 – World Diabetes Day is on November 14 and this year’s theme is “The Family and Diabetes.”  According to recent research from the International Diabetes Federation, less than 1 in 4 family members have access to diabetes education programmes. The IDF data shows […]