Tag Archives: women

Trade Minister launches $1.8 M women entrepreneurship program

York University’s ELLA program kicks off in advance of International Women’s Day TORONTO, March 3, 2020 – An accelerator program supporting 54 women entrepreneurs from York Region and the Greater Toronto Area is being unveiled at a launch event tonight featuring Canada’s International Trade Minister Mary Ng. ELLA (Entrepreneurial Leadership & Learning Alliance) – a […]

Program for women entrepreneurs to launch before International Women’s Day

TORONTO, February 27, 2020 – A federally-funded program tailored to give 54 women entrepreneurs from York Region and the Greater Toronto Area the tools and connections needed to grow their businesses will launch at an event next Tuesday, March 3. York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton will be joined by the Honourable Mary […]

York U Alzheimer’s study on women at risk suggests functional decline relates to deteriorating brain wiring

A video game-like tool developed from the touchscreen thinking and moving task used in the current study may be the next step in helping to improve communication between brain regions TORONTO, March 30, 2015 – In their latest brain imaging study on women at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, York University researchers have found deterioration in […]

Women are highly disadvantaged as unpaid health care workers: York U sociology professor

TORONTO, February 7, 2013 — As unpaid care workers, women are contributing significantly to an underground economy to the tune of $51 billion in the health and social service industry, compared to the $42 billion paid labour. But the issue is much bigger than that, says York University Sociology Professor Pat Armstrong. “Unpaid health care […]