‘Brainstorm,’ a special edition of YFile that publishes once a month, showcases research and innovation at York University. It offers compelling stories about the world-leading work of York University’s academics and researchers across all disciplines and Faculties. ‘Brainstorm’ encompasses both pure and applied research.
An AMPD PhD student and alumna are co-producing a play about COVID-19 aimed at helping kids in Grades 5 through 8 emotionally process the pandemic. It offers young audiences the true essentials: identification, resonance and engagement (through talkback sessions) at a much-needed time.
Distinguished Research Professor Doug Crawford sits down with ‘Brainstorm’ to discuss the network of activity he and his PhD student discovered when researching how the brain perceives moving objects, how it achieves orientation and signals to the body to reach out and grab these objects. Understanding this network represents a major scientific advance.
Faculty of Health Associate Professor Parissa Safai has been appointed as Special Advisor to the President for Academic Continuity Planning and COVID-19 Response. She will lead a small, dedicated team of staff members who will focus on managing the University’s response to COVID in 2021.