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