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16.10.2014 in Research

York U gains new Canada Research Chair and one renewed Canada Research Chair

Schulich School of Business Professor Theodore Noseworthy is York University’s new Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Entrepreneurial Innovation and the Public Good. Faculty of Health Distinguished Research Professor Douglas Crawford has been renewed as the CRC in Visual-Motor Neuroscience.

30.09.2014 in Research

Those who believe in guardian angels more risk averse: York U study

Imagine believing that you have an all-powerful spirit watching over you, ready to intervene and protect you from danger. Would that allow you take more risks and live a more adventurous life? The answer is probably not, according to a new study out of York University, which examined the link between belief and risk-taking behaviour.

25.09.2014 in Research

Announcing members of new Task Force on Sustainability Research

Jennifer Foster, professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies and chair of the new Task Force on Sustainability Research, has announced the members of the new task force, which will be chaired by Foster and is comprised of individuals from the University and community.

22.09.2014 in Research

Collaboration brings awareness to little known disease

York University researchers in collaboration with ForaHealthyMe.com and clinicians from the Division of Vascular Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto have embarked on an innovative community-based research project to tackle a deadly, but little known condition called Peripheral Arterial Disease.

18.09.2014 in Research

Four contract faculty granted CUPE 3903 Research Leaves

Four contract faculty members have been granted CUPE 3903 Research Leaves. Kalli Paakspuu, Aleksandar Lukac, Andrea Medovarski and Alex Levant will use the leaves to pursue their research.

17.09.2014 in Research

Study looks at who benefits from responsible consumption

A new study by Schulich School of Business Professor Markus Giesler and visiting doctoral student Ela Veresiu, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, asks whether responsible consumption benefits corporations more than society.

09.09.2014 in Research

York researcher nominated as finalist for prestigious SSHRC Impact Award

Researcher Susan McGrath, a professor in the School of Social Work in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, has been nominated by York University and selected by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) as one of three finalists for a prestigious SSHRC Impact Award.

27.08.2014 in Research

York science prof receives more than $580,000 from CIHR to investigate cell gatekeepers

Peter Cheung, professor of biology in the Faculty of Science, will use the funds to study how cell gatekeepers, known as histones, work. The research will play an important role in identifying the key molecular steps that could then be targeted by future drug discovery work.

20.08.2014 in Research

Environmental Studies Professor Jennifer Foster appointed chair of Task Force on Sustainability Research

Foster is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners-Ontario Professional Planners’ Institute and the coordinator of York’s Urban Ecologies Program. Her research focuses on urban planning, urban environmental justice, habitat creation and novel ecologies, and environmental aesthetics.

11.08.2014 in Research

Undergraduate researchers find potential new therapies to treat severe epilepsy

The team has found two drug therapies that may be useful in treating Dravet syndrome, a devastating type of epilepsy that affects young children.

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