CIHR funding supports York research on mental health of caregivers, families of autistic people during COVID-19

Vivian Lee, a postdoctoral fellow and her supervisor, Professor Jonathan Weiss, in Department of Psychology, along with their colleagues were awarded the competitive Canadian Institute for Health Research Knowledge Synthesis Grant: COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity in Mental Health and Substance Abuse — 2020 for the project “Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Health and Well-being of Caregivers and Families of Autistic people.”

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Giving from the heart: York community steps up in a big way to help students face pandemic challenges

The York University Emergency Bursary for students who needed urgent financial aid to cover the unexpected costs of the pandemic is helping students, but the need for emergency relief has far surpassed expectations. The University has committed $2 million and with two special matching funds from the Pierre Lassonde Family Foundation and the Victor Dahdaleh Foundation totalling $300,000.

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