Students enrolled in York's emergency management programs will have access to world-leading technology and tools, thanks to a new partnership between York University and IBM Canada. IBM Canada is awarding a $1.8-million in-kind gift to accelerate the Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid Response Simulation (ADERSIM), a cloud-enabled platform housed at York University that enhances […]
Economics Professor Benjamin Sand’s 2013 co-authored paper, is referenced in The Economist article, “Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative.” Sand and his colleagues' work shows that since 2000, the number of high-skilled jobs in America has fallen, resulting in college-educated workers displacing less-educated workers in roles that are not as cognitively demanding.
When Diana Cooper-Clark began her research about Jewish refugees escaping to Jamaica during the Second World War, she knew she was embarking on a virtually unknown story within the Holocaust narrative. The York University English and humanities professor focused on Jews who took refuge in Jamaica’s Gibraltar Camp after finding an article referencing the […]
Joining research forces with Professor Sara McLafferty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign, York Geography Professor Valerie Preston studied commuting times in New York City along race and gender lines. Commuting, in this context, is seen as a rational trade-off between wages and travel time. What the two researchers discovered underscores the advantages […]
Professor Caroline Shenaz Hossein, from the Department of Social Science in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, won the prestigious Helen Potter Award – an accolade that has only been granted to nine women since its inception in 1975. The Association of Social Economics presented the award to Hossein on Jan. 7, […]
Professor Sean Kheraj was interviewed about the oil spill from a pipeline on the Ocean Man First Nation, Sask., saying that they are not uncommon nor surprising. "Pipeline spills have been part of Canadian history since the mid-20th century." Read the full story on the CBC site.
Three professors from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) are among five York University researchers who have been awarded Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Connection Grants, each ranging from $19,000 to $25,000. All five grant winners are Professors Eva Karpinski, LA&PS; Marcello Musto, LA&PS; Andrea O’Reilly, LA&PS; […]
Public Policy & Administration Professor Sirvan Karimi's new book, Beyond the Welfare State, uses Marxian class analysis and the power resources model to provide an analytical foundation of public pension systems. Learn more about his book Beyond The Welfare State: Postwar Social Settlement and Public Pension Policy in Canada and Australia.
Professor Hassan Qudrat-Ullah, School of Administrative Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University, visited the Department of Management Sciences, Hazara University, Mansehra, Pakistan under Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, President’s Program for Care of Highly Qualified Overseas Pakistanis. Qudrat-Ullah joined Hazara University on […]
The family history business is booming. English Professor Julia Creet explores the bigger picture behind the ancestry industry in her new documentary, Data Mining the Deceased: Ancestry and the Business of Family. Filmed in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Iceland, the documentary takes a look at people’s motivations behind the business […]