Welcome to Brainstorm for November 2017

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.

In the November 2017 issue: Professor Lauren Sergio joins forces with Innovation York and MaRS Innovation to build and release much-needed new tool to assess concussions and dementia. York U’s Steven J. Hoffman analyses the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak; key findings could inform future evidence-based policy and decision-making. World-leading bilingualism expert and York Research Chair, Professor Ellen Bialystok, links adaptations of bilingualism to brain’s performance. Professor Uwafiokun Idemudia considers an unlikely partnership between an NGO and an oil company in Nigeria, and discovers under what conditions such partnerships thrive. Professors Peter Mulvihill and Harris Ali publish a provocative new book on how to deal with today’s ecological crisis. (Hint: They start with tearing down old paradigms.)

Launched in January 2017, Brainstorm is produced out of the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation in partnership with Communications & Public Affairs; overseen by Megan Mueller, manager, Research Communications; and edited by Jenny Pitt-Clark, the YFile editor.