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.
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.
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.
The seminar will explore ways to advance a research agenda, accessing government grants and networking. It will take place Jan. 29 from 9am to 12pm at 519 Kaneff Tower. Those interested in attending should RSVP.
Advanced technologies: What are their applications and implications? That is the central question a panel of diverse researchers from York University will address as part of the “Exploring the Frontiers of Science and Technology” panel discussion and research celebration on Jan. 28 at York’s Keele campus.
In the first in-depth investigation of the World Economic Forum, Schulich School of Business researchers found that the forum actively shifts the burden for the solution of problems from governments and corporations to individual consumers, with significant personal and societal costs.
The Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS) presents “New Directions in Migration Research: Launch of the CERIS Research Synthesis Reports,” taking place on Jan. 23. Five reports on migration and settlement will be released as part of the launch.
The Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership, a new multimillion-dollar research partnership, will address vulnerabilities to climate change in urbanizing areas of Southeast Asia with the goal of enhancing resilience as well as economic and social well-being. York Professors Lisa Drummond and Douglas Young are co-investigators on the five–year project based at the Munk School of Global Affairs.
A York University study by Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Professor Jelena Zikic finds that local organizations are not fully prepared with well-thought-out strategic integration plans for hiring skilled immigrants arriving in the country under a new fast-track system that was recently introduced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
A joint study out of York University and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences has found the number of children and youth treated for concussions in Ontario emergency departments and physicians’ offices increased significantly between 2003 and 2010.