York Professor Nick Cercone is leading a research team that has received $294,000 from NSERC to study the expression of sentiment, affect, influence and emotions in social media, blogs and e-mails, reported Metro.
York University PhD candidate Sheila Colla has spent her summers stalking the rusty-patched bumblebee, which in 2012 became the first bee to be listed as endangered in Canada, largely due to her research, reported the March issue of The Walrus.
York researcher and PhD candidate Rachael Stone found that those who exercised 30 minutes a day had a 15 per cent lower risk of developing a mental illness than those who were mostly sedentary, reported CTV News.
“When the sea ice melts earlier than it used to, there is a whole cascade of effects that are driven by changes in the basic productivity of how complex the ecosystem really is, from the micro-organism level to polar bears,” said York FES Professor Gregory Thiemann in the Toronto Star.Read more
“The most important thing is not the size of the data but how you can use the data to make decisions,” said Murat Kristal, operations management professor at York’s Schulich School of Business, in the Financial Times.
Research teams at York University and Frankfurt’s Goethe University are in the midst of a project that examines how a municipality whose growth is dependent on its big-city node asserts itself as its own city, reported The Globe and Mail.
Before a group of faculty and students at York University last week, federal MP Olivia Chow encouraged students to contact their political representatives and demand better transit, reported the York Guardian Feb. 6.
Four new inductees have joined the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, including philanthropist, businessman and educational benefactor Pierre Lassonde, reported the Northern Miner.
York neuroscience Professor Joseph DeSouza recently received a $20,000 donation to help fund his new research linking dance to improved motor skills in Parkinson’s sufferers, reported Radio Canada International.
Scientists from York University are travelling to Sao Paulo this month to meet with Brazilian researchers to collaborate about disease control, reported the North York Mirror.