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York U expert available to comment on U.S. election impact on trade in Canada, NAFTA, TPP

TORONTO, October 26, 2016 – With less than two weeks to the U.S. election, the race continues to be tight. The candidates differ on NAFTA, TPP and other international trade issues. Protectionism continues to be a key theme in the U.S. election campaign but how will this impact Canada’s economy? Bernie Wolf, Professor Emeritus of […]

York U expert available for comment on school board exemptions from classes based on religious beliefs

TORONTO, September 8, 2016 –Some Greater Toronto Area school boards have allowed students to be exempted from classes on the basis of religious beliefs. This exemption for some boards is done on a case-by-case basis and only as a last resort if the school cannot come to a compromise with parents. This issue has now been […]

Experts advisory: York scientist can discuss detection of gravitational waves

TORONTO, February 11, 2016 – Scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced today that they have detected gravitational waves, upholding Einstein’s century-old theory of general relativity. It was one of the last pieces of the puzzle. “This is huge. It was the missing link in the theory of relativity,” said York University physics […]

York U experts available for comment on possible existence of a ninth planet

TORONTO, January 20, 2016 – New research has suggested the possibility of a massive ninth planet, possibly 10 times Earth’s mass, in the far reaches of our solar system. If it exists, it’s thought to orbit the Sun every 10,000 to 20,000 years. Although it hasn’t been detected directly, California Institute of Technology researchers say […]