Rebecca Pillai Riddell

York University celebrates its leading researchers

York University celebrated its leading researchers last Wednesday for their outstanding achievements during the third annual York U Research Leaders celebration. Hosted by York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri and Vice-President Research and Innovation Robert Haché, and led by York political science Professor and event MC Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, associate vice-president research, the University celebrated […]

Parents key to reducing baby’s distress in the doctor’s office

Parents should cuddle their babies close to soothe them when they have to endure painful medical procedures, a York University study has found. “Holding your baby against your chest, giving the baby something to suck, and rocking are effective ways to help babies with the pain they feel from heel pricks and immunizations,” says York […]

CFI awards York researchers more than $950,000

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded York University $952,531 in infrastructure funding to support the research of six York professors. Joseph DeSouza, a professor in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health, will receive $141,764 to examine direct links between neurological disorders and attention. One in four Canadians will suffer from a psychiatric […]

Grad student awarded scholarship to study brain and vision loss

Stefania Moro (BSc 2010), a masters of psychology candidate in York’s Centre for Vision Research (CVC), has won a scholarship for her research on the brain’s adaptability, following the loss of vision in one eye. The TD Grant in Medical Excellence: A Scholarship in Rehabilitation-Related Research for People with Disabilities, worth $20,000 and created by the […]