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10.09.2014 in Top Stories

York U neuroscientists decode brain maps to discover how we take aim

Serena Williams won her third consecutive US Open title a few days ago, thanks to obvious reasons like physical strength and endurance. But how much did her brain and its egocentric and allocentric functions help the American tennis star retain the cup? Quite significantly, say York University neuroscience researchers.

09.09.2014 in Top Stories

Orientation: New Lions welcomed to the ‘pride’ in style

Orientation 2014 featured an academic orientation, YU START, Making Connections Day and plenty of high-energy events, including the Lions’ Pride parade, Colour Run and Frosh Frenzy Home Opener football game.

09.09.2014 in Top Stories

Prof. Priscila Uppal elected as Fellow to Royal Society of Canada

Dubbed “Canada’s coolest poet,” York English Professor Priscila Uppal has received one of the country’s highest forms of recognition — named a Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada. She will be inducted at a ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 22, in Quebec City.

08.09.2014 in Top Stories

York U collaborates on $2.5 million SSHRC grant with McGill and Vermont

Co-investigators at York, Faculty of Environmental Studies Professors Ellie Perkins and Peter Victor, will partner with McGill University and the University of Vermont to develop a doctoral curriculum designed to produce leaders who can help lighten humanity’s footprint on the planet’s fragile ecosystems.

03.09.2014 in Top Stories

York talent abounds at 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

The productions featured this year in the world’s leading public film festival include an impressive array of talent from York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts.

03.09.2014 in Top Stories

Researchers at York University study how much gravity is enough

York University Professors Laurence Harris and Michael Jenkin led a research team to determine how astronauts determine ‘up’ in space.

29.08.2014 in Top Stories

Schulich prof wins prestigious ASBPE award for editorial excellence

York Schulich School of Business Professor Moshe Milevsky has won an ASBPE gold award for two columns he penned about annuities. The American Society of Business Publication Editors’ Azbees ASBPE Awards of Excellence recognizes the best in editorial, design and online achievement.

27.08.2014 in Top Stories

SSHRC awards more than $2.5 million for York-led research partnerships

Carla Lipsig-Mumme, professor of work and labour studies in York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, has received more than $2.5 million over seven years through the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Grants program.

21.08.2014 in Top Stories

Songbird ‘student pilots’ delay departure and make more frequent stopovers during first migration

Juvenile songbirds on spring migration travel from overwintering sites in the tropics to breeding destinations with no prior experience to guide them. A new study out of York University has tracked these “student pilots” on their first long-haul flight and found significant differences between the timing of juvenile migration and that of experienced adults.

20.08.2014 in Top Stories

New study first to examine quality of cardiac rehabilitation programs in Canada

The quality of cardiac rehabilitation programs across Canada is strong, with specific criteria areas now identified as requiring further enhancement to improve patient outcomes, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Peter Munk Cardiac Care Centre, York University and the University Health Network.

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