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

Indigenous Environmental Justice Project offers unparalleled resource

York U Professor and Canada Research Chair undertakes remarkable project that provides new and unique place for dialogue on Indigenous environmental justice.

Changing obesity narrative could help to inform health policy

Policy-relevant research from York U reframes mainstream obesity discussion to highlight socioeconomic inequity -- nothing short of a paradigm shift.

Theatre prof contributes to constructed language in hit sci-fi tv show

When Eric Armstrong got the call from his agent about made-up science fiction languages, he was up for the challenge. In this Q&A, he talks about this exciting chapter in his career.

Memory training points to new directions for treatment of Huntington disease

York U’s Christine Till undertakes a pilot study that suggests memory training is feasible for patients with early-stage Huntington disease. This could lead to new directions for treatment.

SSHRC-funded research calls for greater commitment to equity in Higher Ed

York-led research shows racialized and Indigenous university faculty score low on power, prestige and influence; points the way to policy change at the university level and a greater institutional com ...