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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.

03.09.2014 in Research

Invitation to join 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, invites members of the York community to submit expressions of interest to join the new Task Force on Sustainability Research.

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.

30.07.2014 in Research

York postdoctoral fellow awarded prestigious Branco Weiss Fellowship

Amar Vutha is one of 10 researchers from around the world to be awarded a Society in Science — Branco Weiss Fellowship. The fellowship will allow Vutha to work toward developing a compact and portable atomic clock.

21.07.2014 in Research

Innovation York launches new website

Innovation York has launched its new website providing researchers with access to resources and information within its four service streams — agreements, industry liaison, commercialization and entrepreneurship.

02.07.2014 in Research

York appoints new associate vice-president research

York Political Science Professor Ananya Mukherjee-Reed has been appointed Associate Vice-President Research, effective November 1.

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