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Expanding the pura vida of York University’s Las Nubes Project

When Professor Adrienne Perry (MA ’84, PhD ’91) describes her most vivid memories of Costa Rica, she conjures images of pura vida – “pure life” – the country’s greeting celebrating existence: verdant rainforest trees enveloped by vines, orchids and other epiphytes. “It’s so full of life,” said Perry. “It’s life growing on life.” View of Las Nubes rainforest […]

FES Prof. Luisa Sotomayor leads YorkU team as Four Toronto Universities take on affordable housing in joint research project

The presidents of Toronto’s four universities – York University, the University of Toronto, OCAD University and Ryerson University – have teamed up for a new initiative called StudentDwellTO to tackle one of the biggest issues facing postsecondary students in the Greater Toronto Area: affordable housing. The initiative brings together nearly 100 faculty and students from […]

York Postdoctoral Fellowship program welcomes five researchers

York University’s Faculty of Graduate Studies will welcome five researchers through the York Postdoctoral Fellowship (YPDF) program this fall to support research excellence in a variety of disciplines. The program is open to both Canadian and international students who have recently completed their doctoral degree at York. Fellows receive a funded, one-year postdoctoral research position […]

New book helps to understand growth and sustainability in relation to climate change

Edward Elgar publishes new book — Handbook on Growth and Sustainability. Edited by Peter A. Victor, FES Professor, York University and Brett Dolter PhD'15, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Ottawa, Canada. This Handbook assembles original contributions from influential authors such as Herman Daly, Paul Ekins, Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Jeroen van den Bergh, William E. Rees and Tim […]

FES Prof. Roger Keil among three York U researchers awarded SSHRC Connection Grants

Three York University professors have been awarded Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connections Grants, each worth approximately $25,000. The recipients are Professor Roger Keil, Faculty of Environmental Studies and Tier 1 York Research Chair in Global Sub/Urban Studies; Professor Carolyn Podruchny, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies; and Professor Poonam Puri, Osgoode Hall Law School. […]

Widely Used Pesticide Is a Buzzkill for Honeybees

Findings add fuel to the debate over whether a commonly used chemical damages insect populations. Interview with FES Prof. Shiela Colla. Honeybee stings ache for a good reason: This species knows how to brawl. But as it turns out, these black-and-yellow pollinators are quite vulnerable themselves—especially to neonicotinoids, a pesticide commonly used to ward off […]

Brett Dolter (PhD'15) awarded $50,000 one-year David Suzuki Fellowship

David Suzuki will mentor fellows to help lead the next generation of science communicators. VANCOUVER (June 20, 2017) — The David Suzuki Foundation has awarded $50,000 one-year David Suzuki Fellowships to three leading Canadian scholars, who will spend 2017-18 studying climate change solutions. The winners are: - Melina Laboucan-Massimo, MA in Indigenous governance — Indigenous […]

Non-profit led by York alumna provides MES student with rich internship experience

York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) is providing opportunities for current students and alumni to work together through enriched mentorship and real-life work experiences. Master of Environmental Studies (MES) candidate Craig Stephens recently completed an internship with Plug’n Drive, a non-profit organization lead by York alumna Cara Clairman (MES LLB ’93) that is accelerating the adoption of […]