Test, Trace, and Isolate: COVID-19 and the Canadian Constitution

Research paper looks at the potential benefits and limitations of using contact tracing apps TORONTO, June 3, 2020 – As long as contact tracing apps are carefully constructed and the information they reveal is appropriately safeguarded, such apps may, in conjunction with actual human tracing, have a role to play in the country’s public health […]

Maybe we’re born with it? Study shows some infants can identify differences in musical tones at six months

TORONTO, June 4, 2020 – There’s a common belief that musicians are born with a natural ability to play music, while most of us have to work twice as hard to hear the difference between musical notes. Now, new research from neuroscientists at York University suggests the capacity to hear the highs and lows, also known as the major and minor notes in […]

New program will prepare students to develop specialized 3D printing technologies for industry

TORONTO, June 2, 2020 – A unique new program led by York University will train the engineers, researchers and entrepreneurs needed to ensure Canada has the skill in 3D printing technology that has become essential to compete globally in the manufacturing and biomedical sectors. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada will provide […]

How should parents talk to their kids about anti-Black racism?

(UPDATED) How should parents talk to their kids about anti-Black racism? York University educator available to discuss killings and injustices against Black people TORONTO, June 1, 2020 – Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a rash of anti-Black killings and racists acts in the U.S – including George Floyd who was killed after […]

How are LGBTQ youths coping with Pride events cancelled amid COVID-19?

York University expert available to explain how LGBTQ youth can thrive in self-isolation TORONTO, May 28, 2020 – June’s Pride Month will look much different this year with no joyous in-person events celebrating the triumphs and recognizing the struggles of the LGBTQ community. That is a huge loss for some young people who are grappling […]