Toronto’s new chief planner, York alumna Jennifer Keesmaat, seems to be everywhere these days, reported The Globe and Mail March 1. York University’s magazine put her on the cover, asking: “Can urban planner Jennifer Keesmaat help Toronto make a comeback?”Read more
“Honeybees aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Other bees are far more important than people thought,” said York Professor Laurence Packer, who studies wild bees, in the Los Angeles Times Feb. 28.Read more
David McNabb, who teaches indigenous thought at York University, said he doesn’t understand the fuss over the name or logo. The tomahawk, he said in the Toronto Star, is a tool developed by First Nations and doesn’t carry any racist connotations to it.Read more
In York University psychology Professor John Eastwood’s subterranean lab, young adults sit watching video clips: They are part of a test to see just how deeply bored they can get, reported the Wall Street Journal.Read more
“Why Canada had arguably the worst record of any Western country in trying to save the doomed Jews of Europe is the subject of None is Too Many, a book written 30 years ago by Harold Troper and me, and just reissued by the University of Toronto Press,” wrote York history Professor Irving Abella in The Globe and Mail.
The Northern Terminus: The African-Canadian History Journal, co-edited by York Professor Naomi Norquay and the only ongoing black history journal in Canada, hit a milestone this year with the release of its 10th volume, reported the Owen Sound Sun Times.
“Business people would do well to remember some of the principles and values that have steered many long-standing and successful enterprises through the inevitable turbulence every company experiences,” wrote Paul Tsaparis, executive-in-residence at York University’s Schulich School of Business, in The Globe and Mail.
Schulich Professor Moshe Milevsky thinks his barber Enzo should invest more in stocks than his finance students should. “The jobs of people who work on Wall Street are very sensitive to the economy and stock market,” said Milevsky in Businessweek.Read more
“One of the key challenges of the upcoming budget season will be to counter the trend toward very different levels of public and social services and taxes across the country,” wrote York Professor Andrew Jackson in The Globe and Mail.
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.