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Six York faculty members elected to Royal Society of Canada

Six York faculty members elected to Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has elected six York University faculty members as part of the Class of 2022. Recognition by the RSC is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the arts, social sciences and sciences. Celia Haig-Brown, Steven Hoffman, Linda Peake and Jianhong Wu were elected to the rank of Fellow, and Sandra Rehan and Sapna Sharma to the College

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Professor looks toward the future of teaching and learning in post-pandemic world

Professor looks toward the future of teaching and learning in post-pandemic world

By Elaine Smith The pandemic lockdown has brought new opportunities in teaching and learning and the student experience, including how technology can be used to enhance learning, and questions about who governs the data. Assistant Professor Sarah Rotz from the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change ponders the pros and cons of technology. Although Sarah Rotz has

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York professor partners with Town of Penetanguishene to develop park focused on climate change solutions

York professor partners with Town of Penetanguishene to develop park focused on climate change solutions

The innovative Climate Change Solutions Park will also serve to build community awareness of reconciliation and Indigenous knowledge. Climate change has emerged as the world’s most critical environmental issue, as well as one of the most pressing social, economic and health challenges of our time. While it is a global issue, its impacts are felt

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Environmental and Urban Change introduces three faculty members this fall

Environmental and Urban Change introduces three faculty members this fall

This story is published in YFile’s New Faces Feature Issue 2022. Every September, YFile introduces and welcomes those joining the York University community, and those with new appointments. The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) welcomes three new faculty members this fall: Mahtot Gebresselassie, Adeyemi Oludapo Olusola and Joshua Thienpont.  “The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change is excited to welcome

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Animal governance in Botswana and Canada

Animal governance in Botswana and Canada

How do we think about animals? Where do we put them and where do they belong? How do we interact with them and are these human-animal relations good, bad, otherwise? How might we understand the lives of animals in terms of their circumstances and experiences, welfare and rights to achieve sustainable and just interspecies relations?

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Dependence of cyanobacteria bloom formation and maintenance on anoxia and trace metals in eutrophic lakes

Dependence of cyanobacteria bloom formation and maintenance on anoxia and trace metals in eutrophic lakes

The key driver of cyanobacteria bloom formation is the onset of anoxia (defined as complete loss of dissolved oxygen and nitrate) at the sediment/water boundary which results in release of ferrous iron into overlying water. The discovery of this formation has important management implications because blooms can be averted by preventing complete loss of dissolved

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Psychoanalysis and International Development

Psychoanalysis and International Development

The research aims to investigate how, and to what extent, psychoanalysis intersects with international development; and to identify and analyze examples and case studies of psychoanalytic phenomena from both the Geography/Development Studies literature and the international programs of development organizations based on field work. Particular attention will be paid to illustrating psychoanalytic operations in development

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Offshore oil exploratory drilling and marine protected areas: Assessing decision-making processes and outcomes in comparative developed state cases

Offshore oil exploratory drilling and marine protected areas: Assessing decision-making processes and outcomes in comparative developed state cases

The project focuses on the regulatory processes leading to decisions to permit exploratory offshore drilling in or adjacent to marine protected areas. It aims to assess decision-making processes by drawing on comparative international cases that highlight how eastern Canadian offshore oil governance practices can be strengthened to permit more robust public engagement in the development

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Rubble to Refuge: Toronto's Leslie Street Spit

Rubble to Refuge: Toronto's Leslie Street Spit

The project unites established researchers from York University with conservation managers from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and students to address pressing issues on Toronto's Leslie Street Spit, one of Canada's most celebrated "urban wilderness" landscapes. It combines innovative methodologies to develop an advanced understanding of human relationships with the Leslie Street Spit

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StudentMoveTO: From Insight to Action on Transportation for Post-secondary Students in the GTHA

StudentMoveTO: From Insight to Action on Transportation for Post-secondary Students in the GTHA

The StudentMoveTO is a 3-year research and partnership project focusing on an improved understanding of the travel behaviour of 600,000 post-secondary students in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) in Ontario, Canada. The project will explore transportation patterns of post-secondary students, and the potential social and environmental influences on their travel behaviour, and the

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