In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the provincial government has announced new restrictions that will come into effect for the City of Toronto and Region of Peel Monday, Nov. 23 at 12:01 a.m. Anyone approved to be on campus for research, teaching or ongoing required activities continues to be approved until further notice for any time-sensitive activities that cannot be postponed.
During October, 18 members of the York University Retirees’ Association (YURA) and one University staff member participated in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge to raise funds to help endow the three Graduate Student Awards that YURA funds annually. As of Nov. 12, a total of $24,105 has been raised. There’s still time to support the team. Donations will be accepted until Nov. 23.
A new book containing a collection of research that questions the role that evidence-based decision making plays in how we understand health and health care features a star cast from York University. “Health Matters: Evidence, Critical Social Science, and Health Care in Canada” critiques the growing commodification, individualization and privatization of Canadian health services.
Once a viable COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, demand for inoculations will be high. Researchers at York University have developed an artificial intelligence drive-through mass vaccination simulation application that can help clinics and public health agencies plan for mass vaccinations ahead of time.