Canada is in desperate need of more local and regional search-and-rescue teams, says a disaster management expert. Had such teams existed in northern Ontario, they could have responded more efficiently to the roof collapse this past weekend in Elliot Lake, said Ali Asgary, a professor at York University, reported the Vancouver Sun, Nanaimo Daily News, Times Colonist and others, June 27. Read full story.
Elliot Lake mall roof collapse: experts warn shaky emergency response network will likely get worse
“A 72-hour delay is unacceptable,” the Toronto Star reported Ken McBey, a professor at York’s disaster and emergency management program, and a former lieutenant-colonel in the Canadian military, as saying June 28. Read full story.
Volleyball Canada names team for World University Beach Volleyball Championships
Caleigh Whitaker and Grant O’Gorman, both of York, are on the women’s and men’s team competing in Brazil in September, reported the Boxscore World Sportswire June 27. Read full story.
7 equations for a secure retirement
The Judeo-Christian world has its 10 commandments. Newton has his three laws of motion. And now retirement has its seven equations. But Moshe Milevsky, a York University professor, has put all these equations into one readable…book, The 7 Most Important Equations for Your Retirement, reported SmartMoney June 27. Read full story.
Tim Hudak’s modest proposal: Are unions being squeezed by a lousy economy?
Osgoode Hall Law School Professor David Doorey was reported in the Toronto Star June 28, in an article about unions. Read full story.
Few answers in Red Hill Creek fish kill
York aquatic ecologist Professor Roberto Quinlan is quoted in the Hamilton Spectator June 29 talking about the Red Hill Creek fish kill. Read full story.
Battling the bullies: How I helped curb bullying at my childhood camp
Catherine Cappadocia, a York University PhD student, is quoted in an article on bullying at summer camps in The Globe and Mail June 29. Read full story.
Schulich School of Business dean extends term to complete challenges
Dezsö Horváth, dean of York’s Schulich School of Business, talks to The Globe and Mail about his reappointment to another three-year term as dean June 29. Read full story. Horváth‘s sixth term as dean also garnered attention in The Economist, June 28. Read full story.