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.
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