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, in-depth articles about the world-leading, policy-relevant work of York’s academics and researchers. It covers all disciplines 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

Onus of interpreting Indigenous contexts rests squarely on interpreter

A York University alumnus argues that heritage interpreters must become more critical of themselves and their sources to successfully address Indigeneity. He offers meaningful suggestions on how to im ...

Neuroscience research adds key insights on communication between neurons

Understanding communication between nerve cells in the brain is one of the primary aims of neuroscience. Cutting-edge research led by a PhD student at York University, and championed by the Canada Res ...

Reaction to Panama Papers: Social media can give rise to accountability

After the bombshell of the Panama Papers hit the news, two intrepid academics pursued accountability. They launched a study that looked at how Twitter could elicit audience reaction, and how publicly ...

Study finds immigrants more likely to have inadequate palliative care

Research that focused on end-of-life care for undocumented immigrants found that this group experienced insufficient care. The researchers press for policy change that embodies the spirit behind Canad ...

Two cutting-edge projects on AI-and-human interaction awarded major funding

Human-machine cooperation and developing trust among robots, soldiers and civilians – these are the subjects of two, high-tech Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects from York U’s Lassonde School of En ...

Climate crisis will affect our health from dwindling bees to food insecurity

Brainstorm’s guest contributor Paul Fraumeni sits down with five York University researchers to discuss climate change, how it affects human health and what we can do about it. Each academic offers un ...


 


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