Today’s spotlight is on York history Professor William Wicken, whose research concerns the indigenous peoples of North America. He is also extensively involved in public policy.
Carl James, Faculty of Education professor and researcher, has been appointed the Jean Augustine Chair in Education. He will serve a five-year term effective July 1.
On May 5, at The Underground Restaurant, five individuals and one team were lauded for their exceptional service to York University during the President’s Staff Recognition Awards dinner. In total, 28 individuals and five teams were nominated by their colleagues for the prestigious awards.
The study, which was led by researchers at York University, shows that individuals with obesity who consume artificial sweeteners, particularly aspartame, may have worse glucose management than those individuals who do not use sugar substitutes.
In the latest global MBA ranking survey, York University’s Schulich School of Business was ranked 16th in the world and No. 1 in Canada. The survey was conducted by America Economia, the leading business magazine in Latin America.
York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design will present the inaugural film-philosophy conference, “Coming to Terms with Film-Philosophy 2016,” with a public presentation taking place May 24. The public presentation features cultural theorist Slavoj Zizek.
Appearing at regular intervals in YFile, Open Your Mind is a series of articles offering insight into the different ways York University researchers champion fresh ways of thinking in teaching and research excellence. Today, the spotlight is on Christina Clark-Kazak, acting director of the Centre for Refugee Studies and associate principal, research and graduate studies at Glendon.
A study out of York Professor Rebecca Pillai Riddell’s O.U.C.H. (Opportunities to Understand Childhood Hurt) Lab investigated factors contributing to preschool pain-related anticipatory distress, and found that parent behavior was the biggest predictor of child distress.
A new invention by York U researchers is a breakthrough in rapid detection of the deadly E. coli bacteria in water. The hydrogel-based rapid detection system reduces the time it takes to detect E. coli from a few days to just a couple of hours.
The University has established a fund to support initiatives related to Canada 150 which explore in some way Canada’s past, but also look to the future to explore a vision for Canada for the next 150 years. The President and Provost are inviting submissions from the York community for a York “signature” event to mark the milestone.