Education

York U researchers rewrite the plot on gender inequity in gaming

York University doctoral student Stephanie Fisher and Faculty of Education Professor Jennifer Jenson’s study challenges the subordinate positioning of females in digital games. Despite the odds, some in the study introduce female leads. New research led by doctoral student Stephanie Fisher with Faculty of Education Professor Jennifer Jenson, director of the Institute for Research on […]

Prof. Connie Mayer leads international research on advancing literacy for deaf children

Professor Connie Mayer in York U’s Faculty of Education has launched an international research initiative to enable deaf children to develop better societal understanding and more advanced social negotiation skills, leading to more intuitive written skills. Connie Mayer Mayer, a world-leading expert in developing literacy in deaf children, launched the program during a teaching conference […]

New online tool SPARKs students and empowers their writing and research

York students can now ignite their research and writing powers, online, anytime. Launching on Oct. 16, the Student Papers and Academic Research Kit (SPARK) – a modular, online tool that can be accessed from any computer or mobile device – will provide students with the assistance they need to complete any aspect of an academic […]

Two York researchers receive Petro-Canada Young Innovators Awards

Two York researchers recently received Petro-Canada Young Innovator Awards. The awards program is a commitment by Petro-Canada and York University to encourage excellence in teaching and research that will enrich the learning environment and contribute to society. “Professors Jennifer Chen and Sean Kheraj are among the faces of the future of research at York. As early […]

Professor Emeritus Jean-Gabriel Castel awarded France's highest honour

Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Emeritus Jean-Gabriel Castel has added another prestigious decoration to the long list of awards he has received for service to France, Canada and the French community, and for contributions to legal education and the legal profession. Jean-Gabriel Castel On Bastille Day (July 14), French President François Hollande promoted Castel to […]