YIHR Student Symposiums

YIHR students have been organizing annual student symposiums since 1999. Some of the previous themes included the following:

2015 YIHR/GRASP Student Symposium

On behalf of Graduate Research Association of Students in Public Health (GRASP) and York Institute of Health Research (YIHR), we would like to thank presenters for the 2015 Student Research Symposium.

Date: Thursday April 9th, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM-4:30 PM
Location: 320 Norman Bethune College
Keynote: Michaela Hynie, Associate Director, YIHR

Our theme for this year’s conference, “Integrative Approaches to Health” is a testament to the growing recognition that improving health and healthcare requires an interdisciplinary approach—an approach seeking to align individual and system-level determinants of health. Such an approach is increasingly recognized as a public health priority to counter the rising tide and improve the lived experience of chronic disease.
This year’s symposium features submissions from undergraduate and graduate student researchers at York University in various health-related fields, including: Psychology, Kinesiology, Health Science, and Health Policy, to promote an integrative understanding of health.

We would like to thank the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Environmental Studies and York Federation of Students for their support with this event.

Attached is the Symposium Poster. For more information, contact Janany Jeyasundaram at jjanany@yorku.ca or Amanda Turner at turner1c@yorku.ca.

2014 YIHR Student Symposium

2014 YIHR Student Symposium

The Crossroads of Health

Date: Thursday March 6th, 2014

Location: Harry Crowe, 109 Atkinson, York University

Theme: Crossroads of Health

For full Symposium Schedule, click: YIHR Student Symposium Schedule Thurs March 6th

The 2014 Symposium theme was innovation and research at the crossroads of health. The health sector is increasingly incorporating concepts, applications, and technologies from multiple disciplines and this event is geared towards highlighting these emerging innovations.

2014 Student Symposium networking

2013 YIHR Graduate Student Symposium:

We want to thank everyone who attended, presented and supported this year’s YIHR Student Symposium. The day was a huge success and we look forwarded to planning for next year.

Schedule: 2013 YIHR Student Symposium schedule

Date: Tuesday March 26th, 2013

Location: Harry Crowe, 109 Atkinson, York University

Theme: Critical Perspectives on the Future of Health

The YIHR Student Research Symposium fosters students from different disciplines to come together to engage in health-related discussions. In previous years, this event has attracted a top group of innovative cross- disciplinary papers and lively discussion.

The theme for this year’s symposium is Critical Perspectives on the Future of Health to embrace an interdisciplinary discussion on emerging issues and varying contexts that impact the future of health within Canada and internationally. We hope to use this forum as an avenue to share critical perspectives on health care systems, pharmaceutical industry, global health and population health, as well as how the future of health intersects with culture, identity, economy, globalization, environment and governance. Some topics of interest include but are not limited to, social determinants of health, health equity issues, resource sustainability and women’s health.

We encourage your all graduate and undergraduate students attendance to YIHR’s Student Research Symposium.

2012 YIHR Graduate Student Symposium:

Health at the Intersection

The York Institute for Health Research (YIHR) held its annual Graduate Student Symposium on Wednesday April 25th 2012. Graduate students from all disciplines engaged in health-related research presented their work at the symposium.

This symposium offered graduate students an open interdisciplinary forum to present their research to like-minded peers from a diverse range of disciplines. Presenters may also have their papers published by the YIHR in the symposium proceedings.

2012 Symposium presenters and schedule.

2011 YIHR Graduate Student Symposium

The York Institute for Health Research (YIHR) held its annual Graduate Student Symposium on Wednesday April 27th 2011. Graduate students from all disciplines who are engaged in health-related research presenting their work and/or attended the symposium.

This symposium offers graduate students an open interdisciplinary forum to present their research to like-minded peers from a diverse range of disciplines. Presenters may also have their papers published by the YIHR in the symposium proceedings.

Check YIHR Symposium Publication