Experts Available: What do Russia sanctions mean for Canadian economy?

Most of world has united behind harsh financial penalties in defense of Ukraine. TORONTO, March 4, 2022 — Immediately following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a coalition of countries including Canada, along with the European Union, the U.K., the U.S., Japan and even traditionally neutral Switzerland – moved to impose heavy financial sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s regime […]

Nurse-education group co-created by York U gets $1.5 million in new funding from Ontario government

Group supports education programs for internationally educated nurses, allowing them to become registered in the province. TORONTO, March 3, 2022 — A $1.5-million funding boost from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, will support the University-led Ontario Internationally Educated Nurses Course Consortium (OIENCC) in updating its successful competency-bridging program of study for internationally […]

Why is Ukraine-Russia war of special interest to Canadians? Refugee and immigration expert available to discuss

York University professor notes sizeable and influential diaspora as key TORONTO, March 4, 2022 – As the invasion of Ukraine by Russia has displaced more than one million people already, the UN Refugee Agency has estimated that up to four million could flee the country. York University Professor Jennifer Hyndman, from the Faculty of Environmental and […]

Study: Podcasts must add underrepresented veteran voices to better portray Canadian war efforts

TORONTO, March 2, 2022 –  Historically Eurocentric and white portrayals have dominated the depiction of Canadian war efforts while the contributions of racial and ethnic minorities have been obscured, says York University media studies Professor Anne MacLennan. “This disparity can be addressed by including lived experiences of Black and Japanese Canadians, and Indigenous Peoples who […]

Is international humanitarian law robust enough to protect civilians in conflict zones? Conference to explore

TORONTO, February 28, 2022 – The Canadian Red Cross and York University are presenting Displacement of Civilians and the Efficacy of International Humanitarian Law. The conference on March 2 will explore the laws that apply to armed conflict and civilian displacement. Saptarishi Bandopadhyay, Osgoode Hall Law School professor, and Sarah Khan, LLM research candidate and […]