York U study: European ancestry plays role in ‘killer’ honey bees’ aggressiveness

TORONTO, July 7, 2020 – What causes African hybrid honey bees (AHB), also known as killer bees, to be highly defensive and aggressive? York University researchers have found it was the mixing of African and European genetics that led to hyper-aggression in this invasive strain of honey bees. AHBs are a genetics experiment gone wrong. […]

Note to the Community re Leave to Appeal FCA decision

York University has applied to the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal in connection with the April 22, 2020 decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in the Access Copyright litigation.  Specifically, we are asking the Supreme Court of Canada to consider the Court of Appeal’s decision relating to York’s fair dealing guidelines. […]

How can parents help transition kids back to daycare after COVID-19 closures?

York University educator is available to explain why a bumpy start can be expected TORONTO, July 2, 2020 – With the doors re-opening at Greater Toronto Area daycares run by the YMCA – Canada’s largest not-for-profit child care provider – starting on Monday, July 6, many parents are gearing up for their children to play […]

Community scientists identify bumble bees correctly 50 per cent of the time

Bee photos by community scientists contribute to much needed data for conservation efforts TORONTO, June 29, 2020 – Think you can identify that bumble bee you just took a photo of in your backyard? York University researchers have found that a little more than 50 per cent of community science participants, who submitted photos to […]