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

Empowering the powerless: Q&A with acclaimed filmmaker Patrick Alcedo

With two well-received documentaries under his belt, Professor Patrick Alcedo has proven his ability to tell an evocative and unforgettable story. He sits down with Brainstorm to talk about his docume ...

Landmark dental care study in Indigenous population shows failures in system

A new study led by a Canada Graduate Scholar at York U reveals that more than one quarter of Indigenous people go to the dentist only for emergencies. This underscores the pressing need for the Federa ...

Pioneering iron research has application in heart health and diabetes

A biology Professor and York Research Chair undertook a compelling study on iron overload and insulin that could inform future approaches to heart health and diabetes… ultimately, improving patients’ ...

Osgoode professor finds refugee determinations in Canada woefully subjective

New research shows that decisions around Federal Court applications for judicial review of refugee determinations depend on which judge decides the case. Much needs to be done, and one York U professo ...


Urbanization article sums up existing thought, poses vital questions

The Director of the City Institute unpacks some critical debates in urbanization in a timely new article. This will be of interest to many in disciplines ranging from sociology to economics, geography ...

 


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