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New research suggests human aptitude for hearing may play a part in the origin of our speech

TORONTO, November 1, 2018 − Humans can hear sounds more clearly and sharper than some other animals and that may have played a role in the evolutionary origins of speech, according to a new research paper co-authored by York University Associate Professor Christopher Bergevin. The research focused on the frequency analysis of the cochlea, a part […]

York University applauds Canada’s commitment to invest in research at post-secondary institutions

TORONTO, February 27, 2018 – York University President & Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton applauds the Government of Canada for its significant investment in research that will ensure Canada remains competitive and a leader in the global economy. In presenting his 2018 federal budget, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced a nearly $4 billion boost over five […]

York U research identifies effects of cognitive behaviour therapy on parents of children with autism

Study shows when parents are partners in therapy with children, they experience improvements in their own depression, emotion regulation TORONTO, August 1, 2017 – Parents of children with autism experience a greater impact from their child’s therapy than once thought, according to new research out of York University’s Faculty of Health. Jonathan Weiss, Associate Professor in […]

Government strategy on youth homelessness must focus on mental health needs, report says

TORONTO, April 6, 2017 – Governments must focus on the mental health challenges faced by young people in Canada in order to effectively address youth homelessness, says a policy brief released today by researchers and community groups. The report by the  Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, based at York University, and A Way Home Canada, calls […]

York U hosts York Region science fair: bright young scientists in the spotlight

TORONTO, March 29, 2017 — If you are curious to know what worm poop can tell us about health food, or whether math homework is bad for your health, come chat with budding scientists eager to talk about their experiments, innovations and results at York University, during the York Region Science & Technology Fair (YRSTF) […]