“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
“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.