Business schools’ big data revolution

Big data analytics is meat and drink to engineering and science departments, but the collection of huge data sets in the consumer industries has brought the techniques into business school….”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 University’s Schulich School of Business, in the Financial Times Feb. 11. Read full story.

Key is prevention
Starting this evening, York University and the United Way of York Region will begin a speaker series featuring new ways of addressing and thinking about Youth homelessness in the GTA. In this Feb. 12 interview, CBC Metro Morning’s Matt Galloway talks to one of the speakers in the series, Mike Lethby, the executive director of Niagara Resource Service for Youth, which runs a program that tries to prevent young people from becoming homeless in the first place. Listen to full interview.

Canada’s biggest influencers: Knowledge mobilization
David Phipps, executive director, Research & Innovation Services, which includes York University’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit (KMb), has been named the most influential knowledge broker in Canada, according to a report by Knowledge Mobilization Works, a consulting and training company based in Ottawa.  It is a repeat honour for Phipps, because in 2011, he was named the most influential knowledge mobilizer by Knowledge Mobilization Works, reported the Asian Correspondent Feb. 8. Read full story.