York researchers advancing global health, sustainability and Indigenous scholarship

Welcome to the April issue of Aspire, a special issue of YFile highlighting research and innovation at York University.

Aspire is produced by the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation in partnership with the Communications & Public Affairs Division.

Renowned for its high-profile, research-intensive environment, York University fosters a community of forward-thinking scholars and changemakers dedicated to creating positive, global change.

In this issue:

Prof exemplifies York excellence in global health research through worldwide partnerships
Professor Godfred Boateng is one of many York professors exemplifying the University’s commitments to international collaborations to right the future.

York-led research team invents sustainable de-icing solution
Professor Alidad Amirfazli, along with researchers at Jiangsu University of Technology in China, have led an initiative to create more sustainable ways to de-ice vehicles and more. 

Researchers receive grants to advance Indigenous scholarship
Six Indigenous scholars at York have received seed funding to pursue research that explores – among other things – language revitalization, land restoration and more.

Innovators look to commercialize research with York fellowship
Four York researchers are set to commercialize innovations that will help advance sustainability in electronic vehicles, infrastructure and more.