Research News

Historically native plants to Canada photo of three types | 2017-10-17

Workshop considers historical knowledge of plants in Canada

  Women, Men, and Plants in 19th-Century Canada: New Resources, New Perspectives is the intriguing name of a two-day workshop hosted by the Centre for Feminist Research at York University. The workshop will take place Oct. 19 and 20 at the George Spragge Classroom in the Archives of Ontario building at the Keele campus. Ann […]

Kim Jong Un looks at missile launch in undated photo from National Post | 2017-10-14

How prepared is Canada for a nuclear attack? Disaster & Emergency Management Prof Asgary explains

  The increased tensions in North Korea and the US and the heated rhetoric around the potential threats of a nuclear strike by either side continues to bring Disaster and Emergency Management Professor Ali Asgary a great deal of public exposure. Recently, the National Post published a story on the potential impacts of a nuclear warhead reaching Canada […]

hand holding a tin plate with others in a lineup | photo | 2017-10-07

Canada Research Chair unpacks ethnocentric narrative relevant to Syrian refugee crisis

  York is a progressive, research-intensive university that’s historically strong in sociology, equity, immigration and social justice. Professors here provide much-needed thought leadership on pressing global issues. A perfect example of this is Professor Christopher Kyriakides, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Socially Engaged Research in Race and Racialization. This sociologist recently wrote a ground-breaking article […]

Man looking anxious with hands on face behind computer | photo | 2017-10-07

Social media may not be the great equalizer after all

  Most people believe social media to be a great equalizer, challenging social inequities by giving everyone (as content creators) a vehicle for largely unbridled public expression, communication and broadcast. Communications Studies Professor Derek Hrynyshyn, however, has turned this idea on its head in his new book, Limits of the Digital Revolution: How Mass Media […]

Professor Leo Panitch | photo | 2017-10-03

York hosts conference to honour Professor Emeritus Leo Panitch

  An international conference at York University on Oct. 6 and 7 will honour the work and career of Professor Emeritus Leo Panitch. Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS) Dean Ananya Mukherjee-Reed will welcome participants from across the world for the two-day conference titled "Transcending Pessimism, Reimagining Democracy: A Conference in Honour of Leo […]

Phillipines Vlog by grad students image from YouTube | 2017-09-26

York grad students launch video podcast on frontline responses to turmoil in Philippines

  York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) graduate associates, Kenneth Cardenas, C.J. Chanco and Chaya Ocampo Go (geography), have created the Kutitap Video Podcast series to document first-hand accounts from frontline workers on the ground in the Philippines. The video speakers series examines how the political turmoil and state violence has created difficult challenges for […]

Globe and Mail photo of ostrich with head in the sand, used in Prof Asgard-Quoted article | 2017-09-18

Preparing for the worst: Globe and Mail consults disaster management expert Asgary

  Disaster and Emergency Management Professor Ali Asgary was consulted by the Globe and Mail for an article on disaster preparation to avoid worst-case scenarios. Asgary said that the problem is there are multiple factors that influence how each individual perceives risk, and how one reacts. These can include one's physical proximity to a hurricane or […]