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The Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control 2016 conference will be held in Toronto from May 8-9: registration and abstract submission are now open.

The ARCC conference is the only dedicated applied cancer research conference in Canada, with the objective of bridging a connection between researchers and decision-makers, using health economics, services, policy and ethics research to improve cancer control and the delivery of cancer care. Visit www.cc-arcc.ca for details and submission opportunities.


Jane Heffernan, professor of mathematics and statistics and director of the Centre for Disease Modelling at YIHR will deliver a public lecture on January 31 at the Royal Canadian Institute.

Details are available here.


For a retrospective look at the Centre for Disease Modelling’s Café Mathématique event which took place on Nov. 26, check out ORION's website here.

CDM's Café Mathématique was a workshop focused on exploring the applications of mathematics in the context of epidemics such as Influenza, West Nile Virus and Ebola.


We are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 3 of Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality (HTII) 

HTII is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal founded by members of the York Institute for Health Research (YIHR) that offers a platform where social justice and health come into dialogue.

Our international and local contributors include authors from diverse academic backgrounds who engage in health research. The theme for this volume is Health Equity and authors approach this topic from a number of disciplinary perspectives, engaging with current issues in areas such as health care delivery, environmental degradation, and perceptions of health.

The link to the online journal can be found here



YIHR would like to congratulate YIHR Executive Committee Member, Stephen Gaetz and YIHR collaborator, Susan McGrath for receiving prestigious SSHRC Impact Awards. For more information click here.


Join the Centre for Disease Modelling’s Café Mathématique event on Nov. 26:

Café Mathématique is an informal workshop designed to explore the applications of mathematics in different and unexpected areas. Learn how mathematics can lead to great discoveries regarding epidemics such as Influenza, West Nile Virus and Ebola.

Café Mathématique will be held at The Fields Institute in Toronto from 6:30pm to 8pm. For more information click here


York Institute for Health Research, Disability Rights Promotion International has launched a new book:

Disability, Rights Monitoring, and Social Change Building Power out of Evidence Edited by Marcia H. Rioux, Paula C. Pinto, Gillian Parekh. 





For more information visit the DRPI website here.



Jianhong Wu, YIHR Director,  is leading an interdisciplinary collaboration from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, the Lassonde School of Engineering and the Faculty of Science, on Emergency simulations.