York U leads team to establish $5.45-million national mental health training platform focused on diversity

Prof Rebecca Pillai Riddell will lead DIVERT Mental Health, a research and training platform designed to support a more inclusive and accessible approach to mental health TORONTO, March 31, 2022 — Canadians from marginalized backgrounds tend to suffer the worst mental health outcomes, research has shown. People who are racialized, disabled, and/or LGBT2SQ+ disproportionately face […]

York U scholars call for Paris Agreement-style global accord to combat the emergence of ‘superbugs’

New paper in the American Journal of Public Health says the world urgently needs a co-ordinated response to antimicrobial resistance TORONTO, March 23, 2022 — In December 2021, as the world prepared to enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, 194 member countries at the World Health Organization unanimously agreed to pursue a global agreement […]

Is electronic monitoring on the rise?

Legal expert available on the role of algorithmic management of workers in office and remote settings   TORONTO, March 23, 2022 – Ontario has proposed new legislation that would require employers to tell their workers how they are being monitored electronically. Propelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, the proposed law is timely, given the shift in workplace […]

Paving paradise: putting up parking lots put bumblebees at risk in Toronto

TORONTO, March 21, 2022 – “They paved paradise, put up a parking lot.” Written and sung by Joni Mitchell in the 1970s, those lyrics still hold true today as pavement and concrete structures squeeze out Toronto’s native bumblebees, say York University researchers in a new study published today.

York U professor co-authors first-ever academic book on perfectionism in young people

Perfectionism in Childhood and Adolescence: A Developmental Approach builds on 30 years of research in a field that the authors helped pioneer TORONTO, March 8, 2022 — When a person self-describes as a “perfectionist,” we might assume they mean they have an exacting personality, one who sets and pursues high standards. But perfectionism can also […]