‘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.
Two psychology profs investigate coping mechanisms during the pandemic, and discover that people are consuming more alcohol, particularly if they’ve lost income; they’re drinking alone and feeling isolated; and those with children are using alcohol to cope with stress. Knowing this could help healthcare practitioners create better, more tailored and evidence-based interventions.
A professor in the Disaster & Emergency Management Program who studies flood risk management, identifies a gap between public beliefs and data-informed reality. She proposes a community-based solution to bolster disaster resilience – a timely example of how research can create positive change for communities and the world.
After careful consideration of the ongoing public health concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, York University has once again made the difficult decision to hold June 2021 convocation ceremonies virtually, as opposed to in-person.