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18.09.2014 in York in the Media

An orangutan learns to fish

In 1990, while visiting a research camp in central Borneo, Glendon College psychology Professor Anne Russon saw an orangutan nicknamed Supinah attempt to make fire, reported The New Yorker.

17.09.2014 in York in the Media

Why the big secret?

Osgoode Prof. Gus Van Harten says the Foreign Investment Protection Agreement gives Chinese business the power override Canada’s sovereignty in areas like resource management. Canadian firms will get no such reciprocity in China, reported the Red Deer Advocate.

16.09.2014 in York in the Media

Trinidad and Tobago’s 11 senators in cabinet ‘undemocratic’

Glendon College Prof. Radhakrishnan Persaud questions whether the prime minister’s appointment of 11 senators to the cabinet is in keeping with the constitutional conventions in Westminister-style parliamentary democracies throughout the Commonwealth, reported The Caribbean Camera.

15.09.2014 in York in the Media

What Ray Rice shows us about sexism in sports

York University Professor Gamal Abdel-Shehid sees a connection between the commodification of professional athletes and the high incident rate of domestic violence associated with these players. “If somebody sees themselves as an object they are going to treat someone else as an object too,” he said in CBC News.

11.09.2014 in York in the Media

Government sexploitation

While Bill C-36 bans third-party advertising,… the advertising aspect of the law can only be enforced if it originates in Canada…. “It’s hard to imagine how they overcome the jurisdictional limits on Canadian law and the practical obstacles to prosecuting people,” said Osgoode Prof. Bruce Ryder in NOW Magazine.

10.09.2014 in York in the Media

Food addiction

“It’s a matter of degree and vulnerability,” said York University Professor Caroline Davis in AskMen. “When it comes to food, I think it’s a small population that is truly addicted … ‘Food addiction’ isn’t a good term.”

09.09.2014 in York in the Media

Time to embrace the office condo

Schulich School of Business Professor James McKellar says that for some, businesses office condos often “don’t make sense economically” because it may be cheaper to lease than to buy in certain locations, reported The Globe and Mail.

08.09.2014 in York in the Media

Why big data is attracting big attention

Schulich Prof. Murat Kristal knew where to turn when making his pitch to launch a master of business analytics program in 2012, reported the Toronto Star. “I took the DVD sleeve of Moneyball, and that was the presentation,” he said…. “See how they changed the game of baseball?… Our students can change the business environment.”

03.09.2014 in York in the Media

Ray Jayawardhana: neutrino hunters

Ray Jayawardhana, dean of York University’s Faculty of Science, sat down with Piya Chattopadhyay on TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” to discuss the hunt for the elusive particle, and how neutrinos can help physicists unlock the secrets of the universe.

28.08.2014 in York in the Media

MBA programs offering ‘buffet’ of specialties as demand for expertise grows

“People don’t necessarily want to hire someone with a higher education and then spend again to train them in an industry from ground zero,” said Robert Kozinets, coordinator of Schulich’s Global Retail Management program, in the Financial Post. “They want people who understand their sector and how it works.”

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