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YIHR Director Jianhong Wu and Postdoctoral Fellow Yawen Xu present big data research at Parliament Hill

See the full article in Yfile

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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

http://ht.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/ht/issue/view/2302/showToc

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The YIHR explorew the profound implications of borders in health for its 20th Anniversary Annual Student Symposium, Health's Borders on April 28, 2016 - 9:30am -4:30pm - Accolade West Room 106.

Julien Arino, Department of Mathematics, University of Manitoba will commence the day at 10am as the keynote speaker, providing expertise on mathematical population dynamics in epidemiology, and in particular, the spatio-temporal spread of infectious diseases. 

Click here for details.

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

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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

http://ht.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/ht/issue/view/2302/showToc

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YIHR is pleased to announce our first lecture for the 2016 YIHR Lecture Series with Sarah Flicker, Faculty of Environmental Studies and YIHR Executive Member and Renee Monchalin BPH, MES, PHD candidate.

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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.

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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.

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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

http://ht.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/ht/issue/view/2302/showToc

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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.

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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

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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. 

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For more information visit the DRPI website here.

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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.

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Symposium: Global Preparedness for Pandemics: Lessons from Ebola - You're invited!

YIHR Executive Member and Associate Scientific Director of the Gairdner Foundation, Dr. Ron Pearlman is inviting the York community to attend the upcoming symposium titled Global Preparedness for Pandemics: Lessons from Ebola. Join us on October 28th at the MaRS Centre Auditorium, 101 College Street. You can find more information here.

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Mike Lake, Parliament Secretary to the Minister of Industry visited YIHR on Thursday April 16.

We spent the morning introducing YIHR projects, as well as discussing shared interests in research on autism and maternal, child and newborn health.

Mike Lake, Parliament Secretary to the Minister of Industry visited YIHR on Thursday April 16. We spent the morning introducing YIHR projects, as well as discussing shared interests in research on autism and maternal, child and newborn health.

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Radio Canada Interview with Anne Rochon Ford

Watch a Radio Canada International interview with Anne Rochon Ford from NNEWH speaking about serious health issues in nail salons.

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Publication of Health Tomorrow Journal

We are pleased to announce the publication of our second issue of Health Tomorrow! Thanks to all our authors, editors, and reviewers for their excellent contributions! You can access the full issue at the following link.

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YIHR Winning Pinwheel Design

YIHR would like to congratulate Naeim Asgary for the winning design of the Pinwheel Design Challenge. We thank everyone who submitted a design and participated in selecting the winning designs.

YIHR design of mandate and research topics

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2015 YIHR/GRASP Student Research Symposium on Thursday April 9, 2015

Thank you to all the presenters who participated in the YIHR/GRASP Student Symposium on Thursday April 9, 2015. YIHR would also like to thank the GRASP team and YIHR Student Committee for organizing a successful day! Please find the  Symposium Abstracts attached. Thank you also to YIHR's Associate Director, Michaela Hynie who opened the day as the Keynote Speaker.

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Call for Papers for Health Tomorrow journal are due June 30, 2015

Following the YIHR Symposium, the Health Tomorrow journal has announced their next Call for Papers due June 30, 2015. The theme of Issue 3 is Health Equity and they seek manuscripts dealing with the differentiation of health and healthcare across populations. Attached you can find the Call for Papers.

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YIHR Executive Member Harris Ali spoke at the IRS Conference

YIHR Executive Member, Harris Ali spoke on Understanding the Challenges of Contemporary Infectious Diseases at the Internal Relations Society Conference at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. http://www.irsociety.ca/conference/

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DRPI Co-Director Marcia Rioux awarded OCUFA status of Women Award of Distinction

Visit DRPI website for information on the award.

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DRPI's in the Kenora news after disability rights training

Check out a great article on the DRPI training held in Kenora in Northern Ontario, Canada for the Expanding the Circle: Aboriginal People with Disabilities Focus On Rights project.

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YIHR Director, Professor Jianhong Wu leads research team that explores how the media can help slow the spread of disease.

The study led by CDM Director Jianhong Wu and team, suggests that when public health officials are speaking to reporters about an outbreak, they should include information about the rate at which a disease is spreading and not just the total number of cases in a population. The study’s authors say that in a real-world situation, effective media communication could delay the peak of an outbreak by days or weeks, buying crucial time for health agencies to respond. For more information, read the full Globe and Mail article.

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Jane Haffernan, Director of our Centre for Disease Modelling initiative, has been appointed York Research Chair.

Jane Heffernan, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science, is an inaugural Tier 2 York Research Chair in Multi-Scale Quantitative Methods for Evidence-Based Health Policy.  Heffernan’s research responds to the pressing need for new statistical, mathematical, and computational methods of mapping, understanding and controlling infectious diseases and aims to influence the development of new evidence-based public health policies. Heffernan is also the director of the Centre for Disease Modelling, and is involved in global health initiatives.

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DRPI Participates in a Research Seminar on Disability Rights in Algeria

DRPI participated in a seminar to disseminate and discuss the outcomes of a disability rights monitoring research project with local partners and other stakeholders from the 13-15 December.See at Algerian federation of persons with disabilities with the monitors of the DRPI study. Read more about the event via the links below (in French):
-Société: Appel pour la mise en place d'une stratégie nationale pour les personnes handicapées (Etude)
-La FAPH présente les résultats d’une enquête
-Appel pour la mise en place d'une stratégie nationale pour les personnes handicapées
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Speaking Up about Disability Rights in the Yukon

Marcia Rioux, Co-Director of DRPI led a training in the Yukon from December 1-5, 2014 which has sparked Mr Hassard from Yukon Legislative Assembly to speak up about disability rights: "Mr. Hassard: I rise to give notice of the following motion:
THAT this House urges the Government of Yukon to direct the services to persons with disabilities unit within the Department of Health and Social Services to consider assuming the responsibility of assisting individuals with disabilities in the Yukon with the task of monitoring their legislated human rights." Read the press release and watch an interview with Dr. Rioux on CBC Yukon radio.

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YIHR Faculty Members Building Healthy Lives and Communities

YIHR's faculty members presented their research at the recent Building Healthy Lives and Communities Research Celebration, organized by the Office of Vice-President Research and Innovation. Read  the full Yfile article to see what Michaela Hynie, YIHR Associate Director; Pat Armstrong, YIHR Initiative- RELTC Director and YIHR Executive Committee Member; and Harris Ali, YIHR Executive Committee Member had to say.

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Anne Rochon Ford Honoured for Championing Women's Health

YIHR would like to congratulate Anne Rochon Ford, co-director of the National Network on Environments and Women’s Health at YIHR, for recently being honoured with a 2014 Constance E. Hamilton Award at Toronto City Hall. Read the Yfile article for more information.

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Re-Imagining Long Term Residential Care

appear in Bergens Tidende- Norwegian Press and German Press. Featuring Co-investigators: Monika Goldman, Technische Universität Dortmund; Hugh Armstrong, Carleton University; Tamara Daly, SHPM and Jacqueline Choiniere, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, York University.

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YIHR Welcomes its new Director, Professor Jianhong Wu

The York Institute for Health Research (YIHR) welcomes the 5-year term appointment of Professor Jianhong Wu by York University as its new Director. Former YIHR Director, Dr. Marcia Rioux said on behalf of the YIHR Executive Committee.“We are confident that Dr. Wu will bring a wealth of experience, innovation and ideas to YIHR.” Read the full article for more information.
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YIHR Rechartered!

YIHR has been rechartered for another five years by York University! Read our Charter 2014-2019.

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Marcia Rioux Appointed Order of Canada

We are very pleased to share with everyone the exiting news that YIHR's former Director of the last 13 years, Professor Marcia Rioux has been appointed a member of the Order of Canada in recognition of her scholarship in the field of social justice and for her advancement of the rights of persons with disabilities. Read the yfile article.

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