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.
At a special ceremony Wednesday at Queen’s Park, York University President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri will receive the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest official honour, reported the Toronto Sun.
NDP MP Olivia Chow (Trinity-Spadina) came to York University Thursday to talk about her “new” plan to tackle the city’s hot transit file, reported the Toronto Star.