Tag Archives: Faculty of Environmental Studies

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 […]

Will Canadian insurers be on the hook for major climate polluters?

The appetite for suing the biggest climate polluters is growing and, as a result, so too is the risk to Canadian insurers. At a York University, Faculty of Environmental Studies, lecture Monday, respected environmental lawyer, Dianne Saxe, will discuss how the rising concern over climate is changing the game. Saxe will discuss how the evolving […]

Hundreds of high school students to learn how to change their world

York University to host one of Canada’s largest youth environmental conferences TORONTO, October 15, 2019 – A love affair with big, gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs has meant Canadians drive the worst climate polluting vehicles in the world. In Ontario, transportation is the number one source of climate pollution, says Dianne Saxe. One of Canada’s most […]

National Indigenous History Month: Health and environment experts available

TORONTO, June 11, 2019 – National Indigenous History Month in June puts a spotlight on the heritage, cultures and achievements of Indigenous communities. It also provides an opportunity to learn the history of Indigenous people and recognize efforts to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous people, as well as their environment. York University Indigenous […]