Climate Change

The University recruits a new Canada Research Chair and gains a renewed Canada Research Chair

York University welcomes the appointment of Christian Haas as its new Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Arctic Sea Ice Geophysics and the renewal of a CRC in the History of Modern China for Joshua Fogel. As Tier 1 CRCs, Haas and Fogel will each receive $1.4 million over seven years. The CRC is part of […]

Ontario needs community-based renewable power, says alum

The establishment of a community-based renewable power industry in Ontario was one of the hot topics at the final 2011-2012 Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) seminar at the Osgoode Professional Development Centre in Toronto. Anton Tabuns (MES/JD '11), now an articling student at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers, discussed his major research paper on community-based renewable […]

Student delegates report on UN Climate Change Conference

In December, two York graduate students attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa as non-voting delegates with observer status. On Thursday, Ewa Modlinska, an MES student in environmental studies, and Alex Todd, an MA candidate in geography, will share their observations on the COP 17 Debrief panel, in 120E Stedman Lecture […]

York co-authored study finds climate change is affecting bees

Bees may miss pollinating entire species of plants if climate change continues unchecked, according to a study released yesterday by a group of academic and museum collaborators including a York University researcher. The study, led by Rutgers University, finds that bees are emerging earlier each spring, advancing their life cycle by nearly a day per […]

Professor Timothy Leduc to discuss climate refugees at film screening April 29

Environmental studies Professor Timothy Leduc (MES ’01, PhD ’07) will be part of a panel discussing the environment, following a free screening of the documentary film Climate Refugees. The screening will take place Friday, April 29, from 6:30 to 8pm in Room 2158 JJR MacLeod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King’s College Circle, University of […]