Tag Archives: Faculty of Environmental Studies

How do Ontario’s teachers navigate sex education?

York University professor to speak on sex-ed curriculum from teachers’ viewpoint TORONTO, March 22, 2019 – While many parents support sexual health learning in Ontario schools, changes to the sex-ed curriculum have left health teachers balancing the need to be informative and inclusive with the need to be aware of students’ diverse experiences, backgrounds and […]

Will hunting cormorant birds help to protect Ontario’s ecosystem?

York University bird expert available for comment TORONTO, December 10, 2018 – Ontario’s high population of double-crested cormorants – birds with a bad reputation for eating fish and nesting habits that kill trees – may be best controlled with government-led deterrence methods, rather than allowing extreme legal hunting of the species, according to York University […]

York U expert on climate change available to comment on Ontario government plan

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2018 – York University Professor Mark Winfield is available for comment today on the Ontario government’s climate change plan, which is expected to be released this afternoon by Rod Phillips, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. A professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York, Winfield is an expert on: […]

Inbreeding and disease are factors in decline of yellow-banded bumblebee, York U study

TORONTO, ON, Aug. 13, 2018 – By sequencing the genome of the yellow-banded bumblebee, York University researchers have found that inbreeding and disease are likely culprits in their rapid decline in North America. This is believed to be the first time the genome of an at-risk bumblebee has been sequenced and it allows researchers to […]

York U experts are available to discuss “Earth Overshoot Day”, Aug. 1

TORONTO, Monday, July 30, 2019 – This year’s Earth Overshoot Day is Aug. 1, calculated as the day when humanity will begin to consume more of nature’s products and services than can be sustainably regenerated in a year. That means people are consuming resources 1.7 times faster than nature can renew itself, said York University […]

York U experts available for comment on provincial election

TORONTO, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 – York University experts are available to comment on various issues related to the provincial election and party platforms. Dennis Pilon, professor of political science in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, can comment on political strategy, media and citizen engagement, democratization and electoral reform, as well as […]