Hollywood’s portrayal of human reaction to disaster is a myth. Disaster and emergency management Professor David Etkin breaks down myths and marries theory to practice in his new book Disaster Theory: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Concepts and Causes.
Three York researchers who have used documentary filmmaking in their work will share their experiences of the role research plays in filmmaking and the role filmmaking plays in the research process Friday, Feb. 20.
The Ontario Human Rights Commissioner, Barbara Hall, will deliver the keynote address at the United Nations World Day of Social Justice and Black History Month celebrations Thursday, Feb. 19, at York. There will also be a panel discussion.
Vice-President Academic and Provost Rhonda Lenton and Vice-President Finance and Administration Gary Brewer release an update on planning responses following the conclusion of the Academic and Administrative Program Review process.
Enter York University’s fourth annual President for a Day contest, where President Mamdouh Shoukri will swap roles with an undergrad student for one day.
On Tuesday, Feb. 11 during a high-energy event held on the University’s Keele campus, the Faculty of Fine Arts officially became the new School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design. The new name reflects the school’s leadership role in research, practice, engagement and innovation across the arts and beyond.
Sergey Krylov, a professor in Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science at York University and a Tier 1 York Research Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry, will use the award to fund his work to streamline small-scale chemical manufacturing.
One man literally took the coat off his back to give to the Used Shoes and Coats Drive held last week at York University. The donations will go to help the homeless, women’s shelters and the Soles4Souls organization.
During the third week of Mental Health Awareness Month, attention is being turned to work-life balance. The week starts with Family Day. To assist with developing personal strategies to keep things in balance, the Mental Health Steering Committee is sponsoring workshops for staff and faculty members in the last couple weeks of February.
Valentine’s Day is a market-based force that helps to shape love relationships and the rules of emotional life in Western culture. And its rose-coloured influence is spreading to other cultures, according to a multi-year ethnographic study by researchers at the Schulich School of Business.