Police who lie

Margaret Beare, professor in the Department of Sociology, York University, said in a letter to the Toronto Star May 5, that it’s time for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into police corruption.

Science, memory and the law: Research chipping away at the credence we give to witness accounts
Alan Young
, co-founder and director of the Innocence Project at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto, spoke about the number of wrongful conviction cases in Canada, in a story by Canada.com May 4.

Is it the end of the US as we know it?
Robert Cox
, one of Canada’s best known international relations theorists and professor emeritus of political science at York University, spoke about a perceived decline in the power of the US relative to other powers, in the Ottawa Citizen May 5.

Train the brain
Dr. Ellen Bialystok, a cognitive neuroscientist and research professor of psychology at York University, spoke about her research in the Toronto Sun May 6.

WSIB will give small hike in benefits to partially disabled
A188-page report on the Workers Safety Insurance Board was prepared by former York University president Harry Arthurs with help from former Canadian Auto Workers president Buzz Hargrove and former PC leader John Tory, wrote the Toronto Star May 7.

Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers
Suzanne Desrochers
is a York University-trained historian and she creates a character in Brides of New France, Laure, that fascinates because she’s both naïve and unconventional, wrote the Toronto Star May 5.

A made-for-TV remake
David Ellis
, who teaches communications studies at York University, spoke about the changing face of Bell Canada Inc. in a story on Canada.com May 5.

The Beach: Will the condo boom kill it or save it?
Ute Lehrer,
a York University professor who has studied the condo boom for a decade and who lives in the Beach, spoke about development in her neighbourhood in the Toronto Star May 4.

School Closures: Ripples felt far beyond the classroom
York University geography Professor Ranu Basu spoke about the importance of schools in neighbourhoods, in the Hamilton Spectator May 7.