York professor gives voice to Jewish refugees and Jamaican Jews through book, reunion

When York University Professor Diana Cooper-Clark began her research about Jewish refugees escaping to Jamaica during the Second World War, she knew she was embarking on a virtually unknown story within the Holocaust narrative. The result of her research is the book “Dreams of Re-Creation in Jamaica: The Holocaust, Internment,Jewish Refugees in Gibraltar Camp, Jamaican Jews and Sephardim”.

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Welcome to Brainstorm’s second issue

Brainstorm, a special edition of YFile publishing on the first Friday of every month, showcases research and innovation at York University. It offers compelling and accessible, feature-length stories about the world-leading and policy relevant work of York’s academics and researchers across all disciplines and faculties, and encompasses both pure and applied research.

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Statement from York University President on the U.S. Travel Ban and the Quebec City Attack

The foundational principles so central to the University’s being — a commitment to justice and fairness, to freedom of speech and the free exchange of ideas and information — are being threatened by the increasing levels of polarization and extremism that we are seeing around the world. We must continue to set the highest possible standard through our research, scholarship and teaching to advance knowledge and to promote understanding and awareness.

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Premier Wynne visits York U to discuss access, teaching & learning innovation and entrepreneurial education

On Monday, York University welcomed a delegation to the Keele campus that included Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca, Minister of Community and Social Services Helena Jaczek, and Trinity-Spadina MPP Han Dong. York University was one of the first stops on the premier’s week-long tour of postsecondary campuses in Ontario.

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Safe exercise guidelines for Type 1 Diabetes developed by international team led by York U researcher

An international team of researchers and clinicians led by York University Professor Michael Riddell has published a set of guidelines to help people with type 1 diabetes exercise safely to avoid fluctuations in blood sugar. The guidelines offer glucose targets for safe and effective exercising as well as nutritional and insulin dose adjustments to prevent exercise-related fluctuations in blood sugar.

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