5 animal ‘commuters’: Train-riding monkeys, more

From birds on a train to goats on a bus — adaptable animals are learning how to get around our expanding cities. Many are domestic — like cats — but coyotes, monkeys and other wild species are also finding their way onto public transportation, said York Professor Suzanne MacDonald in National Geographic News.

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Want financial security? Look to the renaissance

“People want an investment strategy that generates real, sustainable income for what could be decades. Part of the solution might be a financial product that recently celebrated its 360th birthday in complete obscurity,” wrote York Professor Moshe Milevsky in the Wall Street Journal.

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Rules of engagement

If you follow City Hall even a little bit, you probably recognize York alumna Jennifer Keesmaat by now. Eight months into her job as Toronto’s chief planner, she’s the closest thing the city bureaucracy has to a rock star, reported The Grid.

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Five sources of objective drug information suggested

“Physicians were rarely informed about serious adverse events, raising questions about whether current approaches to regulation of sales representatives adequately protect patient health,” concluded York Professor Joel Lexchin and his co-authors in their Journal of General Internal Medicine study, reported CBC News.

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Canada out of step on say on pay

“The effect of say on pay has been more shareholder engagement as opposed to voting down pay packages,” said York corporate governance specialist Richard Leblanc in the Financial Post, adding that regulators everywhere are grappling with compensation regimes, including questions like the proper ratio of executive pay to that of the average worker.

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