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.
SSHRC-funded project documents conjugal slavery in conflict regions of Africa. With high-profile partners, this pioneering research team is now sharing its work with a global audience thanks to the gu ...
Professor Nancy Nicol donates her collection of original footage from her documentaries to the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. This “moving history charged with optimism” will be preserved for gene ...
CIHR- and NSERC-funded research identifies possible measures to control the mosquito population and the transmission of the West Nile virus in artificial ponds around the GTA. The findings could be us ...
SSHRC-funded project investigates the problem of access to justice, brings to light new information around health and equity, and promises to inform future thought around research and policy.
Professor Michele Johnson, at the end of her term as director, considers the impact that the Tubman Institute has made in Canada and across the globe. She hopes to rectify the nation’s amnesia around ...
- May 2018: Landmark project brings to light crimes against humanity in African war zones
- May 2018: York professor and alumna contributes to world’s largest LGBTQ+ archives
- May 2018: Mathematics research offers new ways to control West Nile transmission
- May 2018: Osgoode-led project on access to justice could reorient policy discussions
- May 2018: Outgoing Director reflects on far-reaching impact of Tubman Institute
- April 2018: Lassonde forges Jetsons-like future where helpful ’bots enhance our lives
- April 2018: Artificial Intelligence primer: The good, the bad and the ugly
- April 2018: The great promise of Artificial Intelligence for public health
- April 2018: Make way for the first existential robot
- April 2018: AI marketers need to consider: Who’s the master and who’s the servant?
- March 2018: Knowledge Mobilization at York goes global
- March 2018: Research fills void in our understanding of mental effort for those with ADHD
- March 2018: Research plus data analytics equals clearer picture of consumer behaviour
- March 2018: Q&A with Michael Greyeyes on his dance-opera as a vehicle for healing Canada
- March 2018: Seminal report on youth homelessness delivers sound policy recommendations
- February 2018: Book challenges urban thought, offers fresh perspective “from outside in”
- February 2018: Canada Research Chair creates extraordinary art installation in Korea
- February 2018: “Dog’s Breakfast” a hit for York prof and jazz musician Barry Elmes
- February 2018: New way of measuring pain could lead to improved approaches in treatment
- February 2018: Two York mathematicians determine how to stay a step ahead of C. difficile
- January 2018: Indigenous Environmental Justice Project offers unparalleled resource
- January 2018: Changing obesity narrative could help to inform health policy
- January 2018: Theatre prof contributes to constructed language in hit sci-fi tv show
- January 2018: Memory training points to new directions for treatment of Huntington disease
- January 2018: SSHRC-funded research calls for greater commitment to equity in Higher Ed
- November 2017: Bold new book aims to reframe environmental thinking at pivotal point in time
- November 2017: Successful Nigerian business-NGO partnerships rooted in collaboration
- November 2017: York Research Chair links adaptations of bilingualism to brain’s performance
- November 2017: Policy-relevant lessons emerge from analysis of Ebola outbreak
- November 2017: Brain injury technology sprints from lab to market via winning collaboration
- October 2017: Research offers solutions to police-youth mental health clashes
- October 2017: Social media may not be the great equalizer after all
- October 2017: Scientific Director of VISTA explains discovery that may help patients with brain damage
- October 2017: 12-week dance class helps those with Parkinson’s disease
- October 2017: Canada Research Chair unpacks ethnocentric narrative relevant to Syrian refugee crisis
- September 2017: Scholar’s book offers nonconformist way to look at life… starting with death
- September 2017: Immigrants face identity crises when work qualifications under threat
- September 2017: New research asks: Should we offer women specialized cardiac rehab programs?
- September 2017: Virus resistance in plants holds promise for agricultural crops
- September 2017: York’s new president shares her insights on research amplification
- May 2017: Quality text messaging by nurses and doctors linked to patient survival
- May 2017: Renowned writer B. W. Powe produces new volume of poetry
- May 2017: York University as key player in cutting-edge entrepreneurial arena
- May 2017: Project offers first-hand narratives of those in slave trade
- May 2017: Brexit analysis paints bleak picture for UK, potential for Canada
- April 2017: Provocative book reexamines documentary film in light of digital era
- April 2017: New research on mini strokes points to earlier diagnosis, prevention
- April 2017: Policy-relevant lessons emerge from Indigenous models of leadership
- April 2017: Biologist tracks climate change drivers from as far back as medieval era
- April 2017: York University appoints seven new York Research Chairs
- March 2017: Collaborative research adds to greater understanding of amnesia
- March 2017: Timely new book cuts to the heart of religious pluralism
- March 2017: Policy-applicable research finds for-profit seniors homes fall short
- March 2017: Racial profiling study offers roadmap for bias-free policing
- March 2017: York scholar curates high-profile Liz Magor exhibition in Montreal
- February 2017: SIRI Director Q&A: Raising the bar on research excellence
- February 2017: Global bee expert sheds light on new research from Australia
- February 2017: International research on NY commuting times highlights inequity
- February 2017: New research exposes health care inequity of “invisible” uninsured
- February 2017: Cultural heritage project engages Indigenous voices
- January 2017: Happy fifth! Innovation York marks a milestone birthday
- January 2017: Faculty of Science Prof. Scott Menary: York as a valued global contributor in physics
- January 2017: The price of perfectionism: Suicidal thoughts along cultural lines
- January 2017: Transforming creative practice through technology and engagement
- January 2017: York U researchers rewrite the plot on gender inequity in gaming