York University signs the Scarborough Charter, a national pledge to address anti-Black racism in Canadian universities

TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2021 – Together with more than 40 other Canadian post-secondary institutions and sector partners, York University is proud to sign the Scarborough Charter, a national pledge to ongoing action against anti-Black racism and further progress toward Black inclusion. Last year, Canadian universities, colleges, and other sector partners came together to have a […]

York U researcher wins prestigious E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship for work with bees

TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2021 – Wild bees have a critical role to play in climate change resilience, which makes finding out why they are declining more important. As a winner of this year’s NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship, York University Associate Professor Sandra Rehan is tackling this issue through her work in bee genomics, molecular ecology and behavioural genetics.

Task Force launches report on the future of artificial intelligence at York University

Urges research to explore broader human perspective including ethical implications of AI TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2021 – Today, York University Task Force on AI & Society launched its report analyzing artificial intelligence (AI) and society as a key area for growth at York, with recommendations to help steer the University closer to becoming a global […]

Air pollution decrease in India during COVID-19 lockdown not as high as originally thought

York University researchers find meteorology played an important and unaccounted role TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2021 – Observational data shows air pollution in India decreased drastically in the first COVID-19 lockdown when emissions from vehicles naturally declined, but York University researchers say those numbers only tell part of the story – blue skies and an absence […]

York University and Oak Valley Health to advance medical education and health research in York and Durham regions

TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2021 – Today, York University and Oak Valley Heath announced a local health partnership aimed at advancing innovative medical education and research collaboration opportunities as well as improving the health and health care of citizens in Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. Earlier today, York University President Rhonda Lenton was joined by Jo-anne Marr, […]

Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, York University to host Canada’s largest academic conference in 2023

Ottawa/Toronto, November 9, 2021 – The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (the Federation) and York University are thrilled to announce that they will be partnering in 2023 to bring together the first in-person[1] Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences since 2019.