Annual event supported by Centre for Jewish Studies at York TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2020 –The Canadian Jewish Literary Awards is honouring nine outstanding Jewish themed works this year, with an online presentation ceremony on Oct. 25, at 2p.m. Now in its sixth year, the Awards program recognizes Jewish writing in fiction, biography, Jewish thought and culture, […]
How trusting are you? Your level of trust in strangers often indicates a higher quality of life for you and for the society you live in, but what if you move from a high trust society to a low trust one? New research out of York University looked at how stable that feeling of trust in strangers is throughout one’s life.
Gun violence in the United States disrupts the ability of victims of all ages to trust other people, a ripple effect that is often long lasting and often has a greater impact on Black Americans, says York University Assistant Professor Cary Wu.
TORONTO, August 04, 2020 Anti-Asian discrimination spread quickly at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, as people of Chinese descent and those perceived as Chinese were targeted as originators of the pandemic – a stigma that is stoked by President Donald Trump’s characterization of COVID-19 as the “China virus.” But even before they were unfairly […]
As anti-Black racism protests rip across North America in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, York University professors can discuss some of the systemic issues that have led to anti-Black racism in Canada and the U.S., its impact and the weaponization of race.
York University linguistics expert available on the future of pandemic-themed vocabulary TORONTO, May 13, 2020 – Ever since the World Health Organization named the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19, on February 11, language lovers around the globe have been spreading the word. But will all the buzzwords that have flowed from it – such as covidiot, […]
COVID-19 has hit long-term residential care facilities particularly hard. It’s a situation brought on in part by a lack of attention to a sector many people choose to ignore, but York University Professor Pat Armstrong, who led the 10-year project Re-imagining Long-term Residential Care, says that needs to change. Armstrong and her international team recently published the report, Re-imagining Long-term Residential Care in the COVID-19 Crisis.