Wood ash recycling program could help save Muskoka’s forests and lakes

Restoring calcium levels may spark forest growth across cottage country  TORONTO, March 28, 2019 – Implementing a new residential wood ash program to restore calcium levels in Muskoka’s forest soils and lakes could help replenish the area’s dwindling supply of crayfish and maple sap, according to new research co-led by York University. Calcium levels in […]

Health Ecosphere collaboration leads to innovative digital health tech solutions to urgent healthcare challenges

TORONTO, March 27, 2019 – Health Ecosphere, an innovative project established to support the development of digital health technologies in Canada, has led to the commercialization of over 75 new products, forged close to 100 new partnerships, and created a new business model for moving health-tech prototypes to market. The lead partners of Health Ecosphere—York […]

Successful health tech projects to be featured at Health Ecosphere event  

TORONTO, March 26, 2019 – Health technologies to help young people manage their mental health, patients return home more quickly after surgery, and just about anyone improve their self-care will be featured at a wrap-up event for the federally-funded Health Ecosphere Innovation Pipeline Project on Wednesday. Academic and healthcare sector partners will celebrate the advances […]

How do Ontario’s teachers navigate sex education?

York University professor to speak on sex-ed curriculum from teachers’ viewpoint TORONTO, March 22, 2019 – While many parents support sexual health learning in Ontario schools, changes to the sex-ed curriculum have left health teachers balancing the need to be informative and inclusive with the need to be aware of students’ diverse experiences, backgrounds and […]

YORK U & IBM DEVELOP, LAUNCH AI-POWERED STUDENT SUPPORT PILOT

Toronto, ON – York University and IBM (NYSE:IBM) have launched an innovative student advising solution that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide students with advisory services designed to improve their university experiences by delivering both academic and personal guidance covering a wide range of topics in real-time. Developed collaboratively by York and IBM, this virtual […]