Would stopping Daylight Saving Time help your natural body clock?

York University biological rhythms expert available to explain how internal clock works TORONTO, October 30, 2019 – When Canadians turn back their clocks one hour at 2 a.m. this Sunday, November 3, many will experience a shock to their bodies’ internal clock much like the jet lag experienced after flying across time zones, according to […]

York University vision scientists disprove 60-year-old perception theory 

Findings could have implications for understanding of human vision and diagnosis of vision anomalies TORONTO, October 24, 2019 –Vision researchers at York University have disproved a long-standing theory of how the human vision system processes images, using computational models and human experiments. A team led by John Tsotsos, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer […]

Breaking barriers: Canadian senator to lead discussion on women in STEM

TORONTO, October 24, 2019 – When Rosa Galvez entered the field of environmental engineering, girls and women weren’t always encouraged to consider STEM professions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Rosa Galvez is now an Independent senator for Quebec and a leading expert on the effects of pollution on human health. She will join York […]

York University to host event honouring winners of Canadian Jewish Literary Awards

TORONTO, October 24, 2019 – Eight outstanding books have been chosen for this year’s Canadian Jewish Literary Awards. Creators of these works will be honoured at a presentation ceremony hosted by York University on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. The free public event will be a venue to meet the winning authors, including Professor Emeritus Michael […]

Investing in justice saves more money than it costs: report

TORONTO, October 17, 2019 — A new report published today by the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ), a research organization based at Osgoode Hall Law School, provides extensive evidence that spending money on justice services and programs results in financial returns that far outweigh the cost of the investments. The Investing in Justice report […]

Federal Election: Health, Environment and Education Experts Available

TORONTO, October 16, 2019 – A universal national pharmacare program, a single-use plastic ban, and increased education spending are just some of the promises being made by federal party leaders in their platforms. York University experts on health, environment and education are available to discuss key election issues including: What it would take to create […]