Brainstorm

Brainstorm, a special edition of YFile publishing on the first Friday of every month, showcases research and innovation at York University. It offers compelling and accessible, feature-length stories about the world-leading and policy relevant work of York’s academics and researchers across all disciplines and faculties, and encompasses both pure and applied research.

Launched in January 2017, Brainstorm is produced out of the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation in partnership with Communications & Public Affairs; overseen by Megan Mueller, manager, Research Communications; and edited by Jenny Pitt-Clark, YFile editor.

All articles are first published in YFile.


 

Current Issue

Hate crime book says legal, policy deliberation is microcosm for larger debate

New publication makes unique contribution to hate crime scholarship in Canada: It considers how we establish laws and policies around such crime, and argues that this debate is a reflection of the dis ...

Ecological partnership further establishes York U as global leader

The Ecological Footprint created databases to provide essential information about demand for resources and biocapacity. In 2019, York researchers will team up with the Global Footprint Network to info ...

Law professor considers real ‘win’ of high-stakes Métis court case

In an articulate commentary, Professor Signa A. Daum Shanks ruminates on the modern plight of Indigenous peoples and the rule of law, in light of a key 2016 court case about Métis status. Although the ...

Study suggests supplements could improve cancer treatment in obese patients

New research finds that, due to the link between obesity and the risk of cancer, supplements could assist in the treatment of breast cancer in obese, postmenopausal patients. These findings could shed ...


Biologist finds hardy plant species could help desert regrowth after damage

Researchers confirm that E. californica plant could help regrowth and resilience in California deserts. This major ecological finding, dubbed the “Groot effect” after an equally resilient Marvel comic ...

 


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