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

Collaborative research adds to greater understanding of amnesia

York Research Chair Shayna Rosenbaum teams up with Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute in a project that leads to major advancements in our understanding of amnesia.

Timely new book cuts to the heart of religious pluralism

Prof Benjamin Berger of York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School edits provocative new book on religion and public authority that promises to have ripple effect into public policy.

Policy-applicable research finds for-profit seniors homes fall short

Leading research from international team reveals shortcomings of for-profit care and provides evidence to support improved policy for vulnerable senior population.

Racial profiling study offers roadmap for bias-free policing

York Professors, hired to examine racial profiling, determine that police stop racialized minorities at a disproportionate rate, and propose evidence-based policy recommendations.

York scholar curates high-profile Liz Magor exhibition in Montreal

Teaming up with the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Professor Dan Adler assembles a major show of an artist who is viewed as the most influential sculptor of the last 30 years.