“All the research indicates that once you know somebody’s poor, it doesn’t matter if they’re overweight or physically active in terms of the predictability of getting coronary heart disease,” said York University Professor Dennis Raphael in The Globe and Mail.
“These kids are going through an often wrenching change of downward class mobility and that’s a shock at any age, let alone for teenagers,” said York University Professor Philip Kelly in the Toronto Star.
“This week, Laurel Broten, Ontario’s minister responsible for women’s issues, indicated that the government is collaborating with the Ontario Securities Commission to craft a strategy aimed at increasing gender diversity in corporate boardrooms,” wrote Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Aaron A. Dhir in the Toronto Star.
York University and the University of Toronto are co-hosting an event called The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the 19th Century to Present, running from May 30 to June 2, reported Radio Canada International.
York University student Alastair Woods, chairperson-elect with the Canadian Federation of Students – Ontario, is one of eight community members helping a group of Toronto high school students put poverty into a local context to mark World Hunger Day Tuesday, reported the Toronto Star.
While York University’s Schulich School of Business marketing Professor Alan Middleton said there’s no doubt CEO Mike Jeffries’ comments are bad public relations for the organization, he thinks they’ve had a very minor impact – if any – on the first quarter results, reported Global News.
“I think this is a well-balanced response, appropriate to the issue and appropriate to the reality of the employment world in 2013,” said Schulich School of Business Professor Alan Middleton in the Toronto Star.
The higher degree of competition in the U.S. forces retailers to invest in e-commerce and other innovative mechanisms that serve to reduce costs, lower prices and widen profit margins, said Schulich School of Business Professor Fred Lazar in the Financial Post.
Alphonsine Winzoski was taken to Winnipeg’s Concordia Hospital after an asthma attack and ended up on life support, reported CBC News. A doctor later admitted the hospital had given Winzoski another patient’s medication, one that York Professor Joel Lexchin says constricts the lungs and can cause breathing difficulty in people with respiratory problems.
What most people would call a nest box, York University doctoral candidate Scott MacIvor likes to call a bee condo. The nest box is just one of many MacIvor has placed around the city. He’s hitched them onto everything from trees in quiet ravines to stop signs downtown, as part of a four-year experiment on wild-bee diversity in Toronto that is now in its final year, reported Torontoist.