York U disaster management and emergency response experts available

TORONTO, April 30, 2019 ─ As several communities in Eastern Canada are struggling to manage the impact of historic flooding in the region, York University experts are available to discuss emergency response, disaster management, recovery and evacuation. Jack L. Rozdilsky, associate professor of Disaster and Emergency Management in  the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional […]

Assessing flood risk and vulnerability: York U expert available

 TORONTO, April 29, 2019─ Ontario’s cottage country, especially the Town of Bracebridge, has experienced record-high floodwaters over the past few days and authorities are continuing to be on high alert with more rain expected in the forecast later this week.  Health authorities there have advised residents whose well water has been affected to use bottled […]

New findings and solutions for Toronto student housing crisis

TORONTO, April 29, 2019 – Learn what students at Toronto’s four universities experience when they look for somewhere to live and discover alternatives to the increasingly unaffordable housing options they face as the primary findings of the two-year StudentDwellTO study are released at York University on May 2. What StudentDwellTO is all about Initiated in […]

A portrait of Canada’s technological past: photography exhibit opens at York University

TORONTO, April 23, 2019 – From computer makers to installers and operators, the Portraits of Digital Canada exhibit will feature photographs from the IBM Canada Images Archive, depicting the budding of the information age in Canada. The exhibit, opening at York University’s Scott Library on April 24, features images authored by award-winning photographer George Dunbar, […]

York University chemists invent new Lewis acidity test using fluorescence

Method could reduce costs for pharmaceutical, industrial and tech industries TORONTO, April 22, 2019 – York University chemists have invented a new fluorescence-based method for accurately determining the strength of a range of Lewis acids, which could one day be used to help purify pharmaceutical drugs, improve industrial processes and explore next-generation technologies, according to […]