Testing rate and contact tracing key to successful re-opening of Ontario

Enhanced testing and contact tracing for the coronavirus in Ontario could allow physical distancing measures to be relaxed, while keeping the reproduction ratio under one and preventing a second wave of infections, says corresponding author of a new modelling study Distinguished Research Professor Jianhong Wu of York University’s Faculty of Science.

How will online learning for the rest of the school year impact families?

York University expert available to explain how to survive COVID-19 school closures TORONTO, May 19, 2020 – The fears of some parents may be easing following the Ontario government announcement today that elementary and high schools will continue online learning and won’t reopen this school year, according to John Ippolito, an associate professor in York […]

Ozone-depleting chemical alternatives getting into our food and water

TORONTO, May 14, 2020 – An international environmental agreement to regulate the use of chemicals depleting the ozone layer may have inadvertently allowed higher levels of other harmful chemicals to flourish, new research co-led by York University and Environment and Climate Change Canada has found. The 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone […]

COVID-19 buzzwords: will they spread and survive?

 York University linguistics expert available on the future of pandemic-themed vocabulary TORONTO, May 13, 2020 – Ever since the World Health Organization named the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19, on February 11, language lovers around the globe have been spreading the word. But will all the buzzwords that have flowed from it – such as covidiot, […]

York U business students help Toronto businesses go online to fight impacts of COVID-19 

TORONTO, ON: Students from York University’s Schulich School of Business will help small businesses struggling due to the impacts of COVID-19 quickly gear up for online commerce. The students will participate in the City of Toronto’s Digital Main Street (DMS) ShopHERE program, a major new initiative that is supported by a team of leading global technology companies […]