Toronto's building on up

York University environmental studies Professor Ute Lehrer, who has studied condo development in the GTA for 15 years, said there needs to be an overall vision for the city when it comes to condo planning. “It’s not the question of numbers, it’s the question of quality,” she said in the Toronto Sun.

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Jackpot frost

Ming Dong and Andreanne Tremblay of York University used data from Thomson Reuters’ global equity indices to examine the effect of local weather on the main market index in 49 countries from 1973 to 2012, reported The Economist.

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A viable fix for Ontario's youth unemployment problem

“Yet for all their talk, not a single one of them — not the Liberals’ Kathleen Wynne, nor the Conservatives’ Tim Hudak, nor the New Democratic Party’s Andrea Horwath — have presented a comprehensive solution that addresses this complex issue,” wrote Paul Tsaparis, executive-in-residence at York University’s Schulich School of Business, in The Globe and Mail.

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Overestimating how hard we exercise

For a study published last month in PLOS One, researchers at York University in Toronto recruited 129 sedentary adult Canadians ages 18 to 64 and set out to see what they knew about exercising for health, reported The New York Times.

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Politics of the toilet

Initially, York University Professor Sheila Cavanagh was frustrated by her students’ inability to stay on topic, but as the discussion progressed something clicked. “It occurred to me that the politics of the toilet was something we actually should be discussing,” she said in Daily Xtra.

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