Media Advisory: Workshop on peace, security in Canadian Arctic and China Sea region

TORONTO, Wednesday, April 26 – As the race for underwater resource extraction clashes with regional and international security, militarization and boundary claims, a workshop at York University will debate the issues and develop a framework for future negotiations. The day-long Geotechnical Politics of Ocean Frontiers: The Canadian North & the Indo-Pacific interdisciplinary workshop on peace […]

International collaboration leads to discovery that touch can override cues to self motion

TORONTO, April 25, 2017– An international research collaboration between Canada and Japan with York University Faculty of Health’s Professor Laurence Harris has discovered that our perception of self-motion has a previously unknown safety feature. Their discovery involves tactile flow, the tactile stimulation provided as you push through leaves in the undergrowth or rub your hands […]

York U Earth Day expert: What happens when climate changes takes our jobs?

TORONTO, April 20, 2017 – Climate change is affecting the livelihoods of thousands, but with Earth Day almost here, how is Canada responding to this emerging employment crisis? York University work and climate expert Carla Lipsig-Mummé believes more needs to be done. Carla Lipsig-Mummé, Professor of work and labour studies in the Faculty of Liberal […]

York U Earth Day experts: Are climate change policies and conservation enough?

TORONTO, April 19, 2017 – This year’s Earth Day theme touts the importance of teaching environmental and climate literacy. York University experts can discuss the success or failure of climate change policies and strategies, conservation and global environmental changes. Mark Winfield, Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies and co-chair of the Sustainable Energy Initiative, […]

York U Earth Day expert: Bee friendly tales from the garden

TORONTO, April 18, 2017 – With the approach of Earth Day, it’s time to starting thinking about outdoor spaces. A York University bee expert can suggest what to plant to attract pollinators and discuss why bees are important for sustainable agriculture. Sheila Colla, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, can comment on the […]