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While public health restrictions and remote work policies have resulted in improved air quality and reduced greenhouse gas emissions as more people stay home, York University Professor and Sustainable Energy Initiative Co-Chair Mark Winfield questions whether these environmental gains can be sustained.

Undergraduate students embark on a summer of research adventures at Lassonde

Despite the ongoing pandemic and the resulting restrictions to school and research facilities, the Lassonde School of Engineering will welcome 57 undergraduate student researchers to its virtual campus for the 6th annual Lassonde Undergraduate Research Awards and Undergraduate Student Research Awards programs.

Webinar features York VP Sheila Cote-Meek discussing importance of women in the Academy

A new book focused on the importance of women in the Academy will be virtually launched on Thursday, May 28 with a free webinar. The book, “Critical Reflections and Politics on Advancing Women in the Academy” (ICI Global 2020) was co-edited by Laurentian University Professor Taima Moeke-Pickering, York University Vice-President of Equity, People and Culture Sheila Cote-Meek and Laurentian University Professor Ann Pegoraro.


Sean Hillier, assistant professor in the Faculty of Health, appointed co-chair of the Indigenous Council

Faculty of Health Professor Sean Hillier has been appointed co-chair of the Indigenous Council at York University. Hillier assumed the role of co-chair of the Indigenous Council at York University several months ago and has been working with Professor Ruth Koleszar-Green, special advisor to the president of York University on Indigenous initiatives.

Don't know what day it is anymore? York U memory expert explains that 'Groundhog Day' feeling

As days of social isolation from our family, friends and work colleagues drag on, so does our sense of time. But, there’s a reason our brains are processing these COVID-19 days the way they are, says Shayna Rosenbaum in York University’s Cognitive Neuroscience Lab.

York research explores refugee participation in Kenyan camps

York University doctoral student Mohamed Duale documents the dilemmas faced by refugees in extended exile in his recent report for the Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN), a team of researchers and practitioners committed to promoting protection and solutions with and for refugees.

York launches virtual assistant to five more Faculties

On May 19, the student virtual assistant was made available to five Faculties: Science, Health, Environmental Studies, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and Education. It will be made available to Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School students in fall 2020.

FGS teaching award recipients reflect on changes in graduate education

FGS 2020 Faculty Teaching Awards recipients Michael Zryd and Michaela Hynie reflect on how the nature of their work has evolved throughout their careers.

Assistant Professor Rachel Silver awarded Gail P. Kelly Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation

Rachel Silver, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education, has won the 2019-20 Gail P. Kelly Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation from the Comparative & International Education Society for her paper “Sex, Schooling, and Moral Triage in Malawi.”

Board of Governors: Call for Nominations, Non-Academic Employees

Nominations are invited of non-academic employees who are appointed and working in full-time positions at the University. Nominations open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, and will close at 12 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, June 4.


West Nile treatments will start June 1 at the Keele Campus

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