New AI-powered algorithm to predict third wave of COVID-19 in South Africa

TORONTO, April 12, 2021 – An Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based algorithm, designed by the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) in partnership with York University, iThemba LABS, and the Provincial Government of Gauteng, shows there is a low risk for a third wave of COVID-19 infection in all provinces of South Africa.

Bilingualism can be a powerful tool in curbing dementia and a reason why foreign language learning should be supported, says York U expert

  TORONTO, March 23, 2021 − As the global population continues to age, there is a rising risk of cognitive decline and dementia. According to statistics, a one-year delay in symptom onset would reduce worldwide prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in 2050 by approximately nine million cases, and a delay of two years would decrease […]

 Why aren’t more people downloading COVID contact tracing apps?

A new study by York University researchers points to accessibility issues and perception of privacy as the biggest obstacles TORONTO, March 22, 2021 − With rates of COVID-19 continuing to rise, apps like Canada’s COVID Alert app still are not being downloaded by the majority of the population, according to new research at York University’s […]

University Response (updated as of March 19 12:45 pm)

York University's updated response to a recent, serious student accommodation matter (March 19 12:45 pm) York University is committed to upholding and promoting the values of respect, equity, diversity, and inclusion across our campuses and in our communication. There was a recent communication between a Department of Mathematics & Statistics instructor and a student that […]