Prof. Christopher Perry to serve as Director Academic for the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology

York University professor Christopher Perry of the School of Kinesiology & Health Science in the Faculty of Health has been nominated by exercise physiologists across Canada to serve as a Director Academic for the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology is Canada’s major authority in exercise science and prescription […]

Health students share expertise during mock clinic

For the second year, students studying nursing, kinesiology and athletic therapy were invited to participate in an Interprofessional Health Care Simulation event to gain hands-on experience providing primary care. A total of 16 students from the different health programs recently came together to work as teams and learn about interprofessional competencies. During the simulation exercise, […]

York prof delivers talk at Harvard School of Public Health

York University Professor Michael Rotondi recently presented a talk on advanced statistical methods for urban Indigenous health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Michael Rotondi Rotondi, from the Faculty of Health’s School of Kinesiology and Health Science, was invited to present his work on Oct. 27. Through a Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) […]

New faces: Faculty of Health announces new faculty and appointments

The Faculty of Health welcomes 10 new faculty and/or new faculty appointments, including: Ali Abdul Sater (kinesiology); Fatou Bagayogo (health policy and management); Claudia Chaufan (health policy and management); Celina Da Silva (nursing); Christo El Morr (health policy and management); Lyndsay Hayhurst (kinesiology); Monique Herbert (psychology); Marina Morrow (health policy and management); Amy Muise (psychology); […]

Concussion research shows lasting brain damage in elite-level athletes

York University concussion experts report that young elite-level athletes who have suffered a concussion may have lingering neurological consequences that affect their movement control. While young athletes typically return to play after a few weeks, researchers at York University’s Centre for Vision Research say these athletes may in fact have sustained neurological deficits that are not […]

Sweet relief? Sugar substitutes don't offer health benefits for individuals with obesity

Artificial sweeteners help individuals with obesity to cut calories and lose weight but may have negative health effects, according to researchers at York University’s Faculty of Health. Jennifer Kuk “Our study shows that individuals with obesity who consume artificial sweeteners, particularly aspartame, may have worse glucose management than those who don't take sugar substitutes,” said […]

Inaugural York Postdoctoral Fellowship program welcomes three researchers

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) has announced that three researchers will hold York Postdoctoral Fellowships (YPDF) beginning September 2016: Maryam Hariri, Alina Cohen and Vitaly Kiryuschenko. YPDFs have been awarded to current York doctoral students who have proposed research projects to be conducted in three Faculties: Science, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), and […]

York U study reports prolonged concussion recovery in youth

York University concussion experts report that children and youth take longer to fully recover from a concussion than previously thought. After a concussion, young athletes usually rejoin their teams in a few weeks if they do not have any active symptoms. However, it might take up to two years to fully recover from the injury […]