Tag Archives: Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

How has COVID-19 impacted mothers? Women’s studies scholar available for interviews

TORONTO, March 8, 2021 – A mother’s role is pivotal to the functioning of her family − especially evident during the COVID-19 pandemic − yet her extraordinary efforts are often overlooked, says motherhood expert Professor Andrea O’Reilly in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University. “Mothers do the bulk of domestic labour, […]

York University experts available to comment on U.S. change of power related topics

TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2021 — York University professors who have researched American politics are available for comment on topics surrounding the change of leadership, including emergency planning, with an unprecedentedly large security presence at the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration of the 46th president. Experts are available on foreign policy to Trumpism, and President-Elect Joe […]

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.