York U researcher part of international collaboration on climate change communication

This article originally appeared in yfile. Climate change is one of this century’s defining challenges. Scientific investigations on climate change and global warming are at the forefront of research agendas with increasing numbers of such inquiries undertaken each year. Approaches investigating the transforming conditions of the Earth’s planetary environments have also grown in depth and […]

Member of Parliament awards Business & Society students enrolled in experiential education class

This article originally appeared in yfile. Three students enrolled in the Business & Society (BUSO) course SOSC 4046: The Social Economy Practicum received a Community Award for their excellent experiential education work in the Jane-Finch community. Sherika Alexis-Brown, Allison Nephew and Kayathiri Ambalavnar were honoured by Member of Parliament Judy Sgro, representing Humberside-Blackcreek, for generating […]

Racial profiling study offers roadmap for bias-free policing

This article originally appeared in yfile. York University is known for leading scholarship in equity and human rights. Its researchers are nationally recognized for their policy-relevant contributions. As two of Canada’s foremost equity scholars, Professors Lorne Foster (Department of Equity Studies) and Les Jacobs (Department of Social Science) were hired by Ottawa Police Services to […]

Health Research in LA&PS Reception

On January 24th, the Health & Society Program (HESO) program hosted a reception for Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies instructors, course directors, graduate students, post-docs and community research partners; engaged in the important work of health research and teaching. Participants had the opportunity to share their knowledge and innovative practices pertaining to health […]

Prominent York Professor Retires

Faculty and staff from the Department of Social Science gathered together on December 7 to celebrate Professor Judith Hellman. Hellman is officially retiring from York after a distinguished career spanning over 45 years. Eduardo Canel and Viviana Patroni gave heartfelt tributes praising her for her many professional and personal accomplishments. Professors Eduardo Canel and Viviana Patroni […]

Easy Money The troubling rise of Canada’s payday-loan industry

Prof. Olena Kobzar 5/20/2015 ONE DAY LAST APRIL, I met Mark and Sarah (not their real names) at a McDonald’s down the block from their apartment, in Glenbrooke North, a mixed-income neighbourhood in New Westminster, British Columbia. The restaurant is kitty-corner from a nondescript mini-mall. A government-subsidized seniors’ complex and a BC Housing project are […]

Racism Is Endemic. What Role for Microfinance?

Prof. Caroline Shenaz Hossein 2/24/2015 Last June, in my hotel room in Delhi, I read in the Sunday edition of the Times of India that hiring white girls to work wedding parties is the new status symbol in Bangalore. Though this might sound surprising, alabaster skin as the ideal of beauty (and the status that […]

Who's unionized? Demographic shift shows changes in the job market

Prof. Stephanie Ross 6/12/2015 The makeup of Canada's unionized workforce has changed, according to Statistics Canada. For most of the 20th Century, the blue-collar male worker was the face of the labour movement. Machinists, miners, auto-workers, steelworkers, construction workers; your average union member was a man working in a manufacturing or trade industry. [read more...]