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.


Current Issue

Provocative book reexamines documentary film in light of digital era

York U Humanities Professor joins forces with British counterparts to write a comprehensive and unconventional book on how documentary film has been affected by the digital era.

New research on mini strokes points to earlier diagnosis, prevention

Research by Prof Gary Turner and others offers new insights into mini strokes that could lead to prevention, earlier diagnoses and improved health outcomes of Ontarians.

Policy-relevant lessons emerge from Indigenous models of leadership

York Environmentalist examines how a group of Indigenous youth leaders embraced leadership in the context of HIV prevention.

Biologist tracks climate change drivers from as far back as medieval era

Research from York U’s Sapna Sharma studies ice observations from medieval Japan and pre-Enlightenment Finland looking for drivers of long-term climatic changes.

York University appoints seven new York Research Chairs

York President and VP Research & Innovation announce seven new York Research Chairs, each outstanding in their respective academic fields, bringing the grand total to 24.