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

Intrepid historian spurs “electrifying” discovery in Canterbury Cathedral

Professor Rachel Koopmans convinces a conservation expert at Canterbury Cathedral to re-examine a panel of stained glass believed to have been created in the Victorian era. It turns out the glass is 8 ...

Toronto has twice as many urban Indigenous people than previously believed

Urban Indigenous people have been historically underrepresented in various censuses. New and highly applicable research brings this into sharp focus and offers a statistical solution that will have br ...

Anti-bullying project on LGBTQ youth, a vital resource in schools and beyond

A ground-breaking venture, The Beyond Bullying Project, offers a repository of real-life experiences that will shed light on this vital topic as well as offer support and resources. This could inform ...

Reexamining a Muslim veil case where judge blocked feminist interveners

An Osgoode PhD student reconsiders a 2015 case in which a Muslim woman challenged federal policy requiring the removal of her niqab during the citizenship oath. The judge blocked several organizations ...


Why we cling to beliefs – some dangerous, some not – and how to combat this urge

A new book raises fundamental questions about belief and explains why we hold on to certain convictions, even when they’re self-destructive or harmful. This page-turner will be of interest to those in ...

 


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