Countries violating international law by imposing coronavirus travel restrictions against China

TORONTO, February 14, 2020 – Dozens of countries are violating international law by imposing travel restrictions against China during the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), according to a new commentary published in The Lancet. York University global health law professor and senior author Steven J. Hoffman says nearly all of the world’s global health law scholars […]

Watch the Moon eclipse Mars Feb. 18

Mars will play peek-a-boo with the Moon in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 18, similar to an eclipse. Tune in online to York University’s Allan I. Carswell Observatory for the best views of the Moon moving in front of the red planet, called the occultation of Mars.

Can bilingualism protect the brain even with early stages of dementia?

Researchers find bilingualism provides the brain with greater cognitive reserve, delaying onset of symptoms TORONTO, February 13, 2020 – A study led by York University psychology researchers provides new evidence that bilingualism can delay symptoms of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, making up 60 to 70 per cent of dementia cases. […]

Unpacking the power of gospel music to Black history

York University expert is available to explain gospel music popularity and history TORONTO, February 10, 2020 – Gospel music is so ingrained in pop culture today that gospel choirs are everywhere from the Superbowl and Grammys to detergent and car commercials, says Karen Burke, one of Canada’s leading authorities on gospel music’s history and performance […]

York University establishes Iranian Students Memorial Award

TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2020 – York University has established an Iranian Students Memorial Award to honour the memory of those who perished in the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 near Tehran, Iran. Three of the 176 people killed in the tragedy were York University students. Sadaf Hajiaghavand was an upper-year student in the […]