Tag Archives: Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

School testing could get students back in classrooms

TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2021 – Testing can significantly control outbreaks of COVID-19 in Ontario schools, especially when combined with other measures, such as mask wearing, say York University researchers who led the study. The researchers found that testing is effective in controlling the SARS-CoV-2 infections in schools as long as it’s done frequently, and the […]

New simulation AI apps allow public health agencies to plan for mass COVID-19 vaccinations

TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2020 – Once a viable COVID-19 vaccination is ready, the logistics of how to vaccinate everyone becomes one of the next hurdles. Researchers at York University have developed a solution, an artificial intelligence drive-through mass vaccination simulation application that can help clinics and public health agencies plan for mass vaccinations ahead of time.

York U experts available to comment on the American election

TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2020 — After closely observing the ripple effects of the Trump administration, including the important social and public policy decisions that have had a direct impact on Canada, many Canadians have felt connected to the outcome of the 2020 American election. The following York University experts are available to speak with media: Laura Levin, […]

Who will line up to vote on Nov. 3? York University expert available to comment on American voter behaviour

TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2020 – Whoever they vote for, Americans who are trusting are more likely to cast their ballot on Nov. 3 − or earlier − than Americans who do not trust easily, York University Professor Cary Wu predicts. He explains that people with low trust levels are less interested in politics, so they are […]

Canadian Jewish Literary Awards will celebrate 2020 winners in virtual ceremony

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, […]