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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, […]

Anti-Chinese stigma masked community’s proactive measures to avert COVID-19 spread

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 […]

COVID-19 buzzwords: will they spread and survive?

 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 in long-term care homes - what needs to be done differently?

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.