Biology Professor Jean-Paul Paluzzi in the Faculty of Science has received the 2016 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award, which is presented to outstanding early-career faculty members. Paluzzi’s research is focused on blood-feeding insects in order to understand the role of peptide hormones in the control of feeding, digestion, growth, development, and hydromineral balance.
Homelessness in Canada remains at crisis levels, but for the first time in more than 25 years, there is hope, according to the State of Homelessness in Canada 2016 report released last week in Ottawa by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.
The McLaughlin College Lunch Talk series will continue on Oct. 25 with a presentation by Jennifer Brant who will highlight and discuss current challenges facing Indigenous women and children.
Titled “Public Health Challenges for Modelling and Infectious Diseases: From Communities of Practice to Communities of Health,” the workshop, which took place Oct. 3 and 4 at York University, brought together a growing community of Canadian researchers who are using mathematical modelling to study public and global health problems.
York PhD student Reshma Prashad has won a graduate scholar award for best paper at the International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society.
Karl Subban (BEd ’90), who may be better known as the father of NHL superstar P.K. Subban, has a rich history as an educator and coach. Subban will be the guest speaker at the This Is Impact: Toronto Alumni Reception on Nov. 10 at The Aperture Room, 340 Yonge Street.
York University’s Israel & Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies will host the Canadian Jewish Literary Awards on Oct. 30. This year, eight outstanding books will be honoured during the gala awards ceremony.
Osgoode Hall Law School will be the venue on Oct. 21 for a major symposium, entitled “Re-imagining Child Welfare Systems in Canada,” that aims to deepen understanding of how race intersects with the over-representation of Aboriginal and African-Canadian children in child welfare systems.
As part of the Canadian Writers at York series, Richard Van Camp visited York University on Oct. 4 to talk about his newest collection of short stories, “Night Moves”. Van Camp is a member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, NWT, and a renowned storyteller and best-selling author.