Media Advisory: York University to host live feed of national Canadian Space Agency initiative announcement

 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 […]

A blooming shame – Japanese cherry trees indicator of global climate change

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 […]

Six Osgoode students awarded prestigious business law internships

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 […]

Study shows cognitive behavioural therapy can improve emotion regulation in children with autism

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 […]

York University is one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for sixth consecutive time

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 […]

York U researchers map vital organizations for global health challenges

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 […]