Brainstorm

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, senior manager, Research Communications; and edited by Jenny Pitt-Clark, YFile editor.

All articles are first published in YFile.


 

Current Issue

Just who are the winners and losers when biomedical advances eliminate death?

Philosophy Professor Regina Rini pens a provocative article in the UK-based Times Literary Supplement, which suggests that our near-descendants could live forever, thanks to biomedical breakthroughs. ...

Words that empower: The transformation of Indigenous language dictionaries

A travelling exhibition on dictionaries and Indigenous languages, created by student curators at the Canadian Language Museum, traces the varied functions that dictionaries have played over 400 years. ...

Scuba enthusiasts: Your future dive buddy might not be human

Artificial Intelligence meets recreational sport: Pioneering Lassonde researchers are building robots that function underwater and can recognize the same hand gestures that conventional divers use to ...

Corporeal meets ethereal: Provocative performance blends video, dance and VR

Professor Freya Björg Olafson’s body of work has been recognized as cutting edge on an international stage. This month, the intermedia artist in the Department of Dance premieres a new performance wor ...


Mosquito sperm research could aid pest control strategies in deadly viruses

New research from the Faculty of Science suggests that influencing male mosquitoes’ reproductive capacity may, one day, hold the key to improved pest control strategies. Impeding some of the world’s m ...

 


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