Welcome to the September 2020 edition of ‘Innovatus,’ a special issue of YFile devoted to teaching and learning innovation at York University. It offers compelling and accessible feature-length stories about York University’s commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, internationalization and the student experience.
From mid-March through August, the Teaching Commons at York University saw triple the number of faculty take part in its courses and webinars than the entire previous fiscal year. The Teaching Commons filled more than 1,600 seats in its courses and webinars during that period and its Going Remote website had more than 35,000 page views, nearly 25,000 of them unique.
Retinal prosthetics, like bionic eyes, currently don’t produce sharp, accurate pictures, but researchers at Duke University and York University may have found a piece of the puzzle that could improve messages between the prosthetic and the brain, resulting in better images.
Master of Disaster and Emergency Management graduates Alisha Khan and Magda Sulzycki have founded 1033, an organization that offers pro bono assistance to independent small businesses that are seeking ways to cope with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.