17.08.2015 in Research

Updated: Summer Institute looks at community-school partnerships

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.

12.08.2015 in Research

C-section could impact baby's ability to focus: York U study

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.

05.08.2015 in Research

York U researchers map 'self-regulation' to develop comprehensive definition

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.

29.07.2015 in Research

Costa Rican president opens CALACS conference

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.

15.07.2015 in Research

York researchers analyze the greening of green technology

York University researchers Caleb Goods and social science Professor Carla Lipsig-Mumme argue that new green technologies need to be looked at in a broader context in their article “The battery revolution is exciting, but they pollute too” published in “The Conversation” and reprinted in The World Economic Forum’s “Agenda”.

25.06.2015 in Research

Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies announces recipients of the Robarts Centre Visitorship Program

The first two visiting scholars under the Robarts Centre Visitorship Program will be travelling to Canada to start their research at York University.

24.06.2015 in Research

York signs MOU with Germany at 'Brain in Action' retreat

Vice-President Research & Innovation Robert Hache recently signed a memorandum of understanding between York University and Justus Liebig University Giesse in Germany. The agreement provides a framework for research collaborations between the two organizations.

22.06.2015 in Research

Researchers explore latest in human and computer vision at conference

A roster of leading biological and computer vision researchers will discuss the latest research on how humans and machines integrate and organize visual cues during the International Conference on Perceptual Organization taking place June 23 to 26 at York University.

18.06.2015 in Research

Lassonde Professor Alidad Amirfazli elected president of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists at the Royal Society of Canada

Alidad Amirfazli, professor of Mechanical Engineering at Lassonde School of Engineering at York University, was elected as the first President of the College of New Scholars at the Royal Society of Canada. His term as president will begin immediately.

17.06.2015 in Research

York researchers participate in CFI-funded collaborative research partnerships

Scott Menary, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science, and his research team are collaborating in the ALPHA-g: An apparatus to explore antimatter gravity with cold trapped antihydrogen project, led by the University of Calgary, which was recently awarded more than $6 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

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