Vice-President Research & Innovation Robert Hache officially launched a series of community consultations to develop a Plan for the Intensification and Enhancement of Research (PIER) for the University at an open forum held last Wednesday at the Keele campus.
If you are struggling with weight gain, you might be surprised to know that your parents had it easier — they could eat more and exercise less, and still avoid obesity, according to a recent study out of York University’s Faculty of Health.
The PIER working group is planning a consultation process that will be launched with an open forum being held on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 10am to 12pm in the Senate Chamber, N940 Ross Building.
David Phipps, executive director research & innovation services, has been awarded a Fellowship from the Association of Commonwealth Universities to collaborate with colleagues from the United Kingdom on a project that will develop capacity for university-based knowledge mobilization professionals.
A commonly prescribed drug for heart disease may do more good than previously thought. Researchers at York University have found that beta-blockers may prevent further cell death following a heart attack, which could lead to better longer-term patient outcomes.
Earlier this summer, 18 volunteer citizen scientists from the HSBC Bank received training on how to collect freshwater samples. The citizen scientists are now actively sampling lakes, creeks and streams in their communities and sending the samples to biologists, including Faculty of Science Professor Roberto Quinlan. The program is stewarded by the international NGO Earthwatch.
This month, the Faculty of Education’s annual two-day Summer Institute will explore the topic of “Education for Whom?” when it runs Aug. 27 and 28 in collaboration with YouthREX.
The conference brings together educators, teacher candidates, parents and community members to discuss and share insights on how community-school partnerships can transform teaching and learning.
A recent York University study indicates there can be a difference in how well babies focus attention on an object of interest, depending on whether they were delivered by natural birth or caesarean section. Professor Scott Adler and his co-researcher Audrey Wong Kee-You share research on how the birth experience influences a baby’s psychological and brain development.
The term “self-regulation” has started appearing in children’s report cards, but what it means is often unclear to parents. Thanks to the efforts of three York University researchers, parents now have a clear definition of the psychological concept of self-regulation and how they foster the capacity in their children.
Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis presented the inaugural address during the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS), which is housed at York’s Center for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC). A dozen former and current CERLAC-based York U grad students and faculty members presented or assisted in the organization of the conference.