Research News

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 […]

Carla Lipsig-Mummé

Professor Lipsig-Mummé finalist in SSHRC Impact Award competition

  York University researcher Professor Carla Lipsig-Mummé, from the Department of Social Science in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York Unviersity, is shortlisted for the prestigious Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Impact Award in the Partnership category. Canada’s most distinguished award for partnership-based research in the social sciences and […]

Financial Literacy money-jars for save, invest, donate, spend | photo | 2017-09-13

York profs educate students on financial literacy, student debt

  Four York University professors are educating students about managing student debt, financial capability and financial well-being. The professors hosted a Community Conversation in advance of the new school year to raise awareness around basic financial literacy and student debt solutions. Under the auspices of the Black Creek Financial Action Network, economics Professor Brenda Spotton […]

RSC Royal Society of Canada New Fellows | graphic | 2017-09-13

Four LA&PS professors elected to Royal Society of Canada

  The achievements of five York University professors have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada, which elected these five into its ranks as Fellows on Sept. 7. Four of them are in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies “York is delighted to see that five Professors – Russell Belk, Richard C. […]

L.M. Montgomery and War Book Cover by Prof Andrea McKenzie | photo-illustration | 2017-09-05

Writing department professor launches new book, L.M. Montgomery and War

  Professor Andrea McKenzie, from York University’s Writing Department and Graduate Program in History, launched her new book about renowned Canadian author L.M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables. L.M. Montgomery and War, co-edited by McKenzie and award-winning poet and editor Jane Ledwell of PEI and published by McGill-Queen's University Press, is a collection […]