26.05.2015 in Research

Two York research administrators receive national awards

The Canadian Association of Research Administrators recognized the accomplishments of two of York’s senior research administrators with national awards. Angela Zeno, manager, research accounting, received the Community Builder Award. David Phipps, executive director, research & innovation services, received the Research Management Excellence Award.

25.05.2015 in Research

York University signs memorandum of understanding with the Netherlands' Donders Institute

The MOU solidifies the existing research relationship between York University and the Donders Institute, and provides a framework for further collaboration in the areas of vision research and the neuroscience of perception and action, and their applications in health, computer science and robotics.

21.05.2015 in Research

York U researchers to look for patterns in patient data from ManagingLife's pain diary app

A digital journal of pain occurrences maintained by the users of an innovative app called Manage My Pain will be the key source for an upcoming study by York University psychology researchers.

11.05.2015 in Research

York PhD student reflects on his Three Minute Thesis experience

Joshua Mugg, a PhD candidate in philosophy at York University, presented his talk at the Three Minute Thesis finals at Western University on April 23. While Mugg did not place in the top three, his research garnered praise from a variety of spectators and event participants.

07.05.2015 in Research

Cancer drugs approved quickly but not to patient's benefit: York U researcher

High priced cancer drugs get rushed approvals despite poor trial methodology and little effect on the longevity of patients, cautions Dr. Joel Lexchin, a physician and researcher at the School of Health Policy and Management in the Faculty of Health at York University.

29.04.2015 in Research

York Task Force on Sustainability Research to host open forums

Three open forums will be held to launch the consultation process on the draft report prepared by the University’s Task Force on Sustainability Research. The open forum discussions will be led by York Professor Jennifer Foster, chair of the task force. The dates are May 4, 8 and 13. All are welcome.

30.03.2015 in Research

Alzheimer's study on women at risk shows deteriorating brain wiring

Researchers found deterioration in the pathways that serve to communicate signals between different brain regions. These regions are needed for performing everyday activities, such as driving a car or using a computer.

12.03.2015 in Research

Upcoming interdisciplinary conference looks at law and the human body

The “Law and the Curated Body” conference will bring together academics and practitioners working in law, art, the humanities, the social sciences, medicine, religion and the healing arts to shed light on contemporary issues affecting the human body and widen discussion around contested social, ethical and legal norms.

16.02.2015 in Research

Join the Research Matters Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Beginning Feb. 17, Research Matters is launching a Virtual Scavenger Hunt, a two week, province-wide contest that takes the public on a journey to learn about Ontario university research that impacts their daily lives.

04.02.2015 in Research

Dean's Research Impact Awards presented at Schulich Research Day

Nearly 150 students, alumni, faculty and staff attended Schulich’s second Research Day to celebrate the work of faculty, and post-doctoral and PhD students on Jan. 28. The Schulich School of Business Dean’s Research Impact Award for Lifetime Achievement was presented to Wade Cook, professor of operations management and information systems and Shaw Professor of Management Science.

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