Faculty & Research

York Professor Debra Pepler honoured for her contributions to psychology

Bullying expert Debra Pepler, Distinguished Research Professor of psychology at York University, is the recipient of the 2015 Donald O. Hebb Award for Distinguished Contributors to Psychology as a Science from the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). Pepler's research has changed the way we think about bullying, aggression and other forms of violence, especially among marginalized and […]

New study finds concussion treatment for youths up 50% in seven years

New study finds concussion treatment for youths up 50% in seven years, says YorkU Kinesiology & Health Science Prof Alison Macpherson, the study's lead author. Fournier says he understands the dangers his son faces on the ice — including getting slammed against boards and falling on the ice — but that’s not enough to scare […]

Experts stress importance of exercise in combating risks of obesity

Many of the experts at a recent obesity symposium highlighted the need for an increase in physical activity, starting young, to help combat the risks of obesity. Obesity: A Global Perspective from Molecular and Integrative Physiology to Individual Health brought experts from York University and France together to discuss issues that affect obesity. The two-day […]

New ebook designed to help Parkinson's patients prevent falls

York Professor William Gage has recently published an ebook that acts as a primer for people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, members of their family or caregivers. Don’t Fall: Parkinson’s Disease, Knowledge for Patients, Families and Caregivers to Reduce the Risk of Falling synthesizes the most up-to-date information available about Parkinson’s disease, as […]