Gender bias in academic commenting poses barriers to women scholars: York University sociologist

Professor Cary Wu, co-author of a new study recommends scientific journals invite women academics to comment on published work TORONTO, April 2, 2020 – Women academics are less likely than men to comment on published research, limiting scholarly debate, a new study co-authored by York University sociologist Professor Cary Wu, shows. According to the study, […]

Why are youth flocking to TikTok to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic?

York University expert available to explain impacts of digital overconsumption on youth TORONTO, April 2, 2020 – Young people in isolation at home during the COVID-19 pandemic are becoming so immersed in social media that it could be damaging their emotional, physical and spiritual well-being, says Faculty of Education Professor Kate Tilleczek. With the COVID-19 […]

Mattering is a vital support for people during the COVID-19 pandemic: York University psychology professor

TORONTO, March 31, 2020 – For billions of people around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented event, with an unknown risk to health and well-being not only for individuals but also for their family members, friends, colleagues, and co-workers. In a new commentary, published in The Journal of Concurrent Disorders, York University […]

Why joints and muscles need attention while working from home

What you need to know working from home during this pandemic TORONTO, Monday, March 30, 2020 – Millions of people around the world are staying home to follow rules around social distancing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As many adjust moving from their office space to their work-from-home space, how can they prevent muscles and joints from stiffening and deteriorating? Assistant Professor Michael […]

Higher social capital and trust leads to better COVID-19 response in some U.S. states

In the United States, those states that are responding more quickly and effectively to the COVID-19 crisis also seem to have higher levels of social capital built up and citizens who trust more in their governments and health agencies, according to new research published today by York University Assistant Professor of sociology Cary Wu and team.