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

Bold new book aims to reframe environmental thinking at pivotal point in time

Professors Peter Mulvihill and Harris Ali publish provocative new book on how to deal with today’s ecological crisis. They start with tearing down old paradigms.

Successful Nigerian business-NGO partnerships rooted in collaboration

York Prof considers an unlikely partnership between an NGO and an oil company in Nigeria, and discovers under what conditions such partnerships thrive.   What’s the key ingredient to successful partne ...

York Research Chair links adaptations of bilingualism to brain’s performance

World-leading bilingualism expert sifts through all existing research and concludes that multiple languages involve adaptations that are apparent in cognitive performance.

Policy-relevant lessons emerge from analysis of Ebola outbreak

York U’s Steven J. Hoffman analyses the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak. His findings could inform future evidence-based policy and decision-making.

Brain injury technology sprints from lab to market via winning collaboration

Health professor joins forces with Innovation York and MaRS Innovation to build and release much-needed new tool to assess concussions and dementia.