Faculty of Health

Welcome to the Faculty of Health. Through our five degree programs – Kinesiology & Health Science, Psychology, Nursing, Health Studies (Policy, Management and Informatics) and Global Health – our commitment to excellence is demonstrated through our professors who are nationally and internationally recognized experts in their fields; through our leading edge research; and through community partnerships to improve health outcomes both locally and globally. In addition, students benefit from learning opportunities that go beyond the classroom to include experiential education in a range of settings from laboratories to sports fields and with community partners including hospitals, clinics, schools, health and recreation centres.

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YorkU Scholars Hub @ Vaughan Public Libraries: How Memory Changes With Age @ Civic Centre Resource Library
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

YorkU Scholars Hub Speaker Series:
How Memory Changes With Age
Shayna Rosenbaum (Professor and York Research Chair, Department of Psychology and Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) Program, York University)

Vaughan Public Libraries and York University invite you to the Scholars Hub Speaker Series. The partnership brings some of York’s top academic minds to Vaughan. The series will feature talks and expertise from professionals in the Faculties of Science and Health with subject matter around psychology, exercise, astronomy and biology. The series will take place at the Civic Centre Resource Library located at 2191 Major MacKenzie Drive West. Each talk is from 7pm to 8:30pm, and refreshments are provided.

For more information & to register: http://advancement.yorku.ca/vpl-scholars-hub

Résumé & Cover Letter Writing workshop @ 103 McLaughlin College (Career Centre Presentation Room)
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Find out how to effectively target your résumé and cover letter. Present your experiences, education and skills in a way that showcases your assets and piques employers’ interest in you!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the volume of information covered in this workshop we request that students arrive on time. The doors to the workshop will be closed 10 minutes after the start of the workshop and latecomers will be asked to register for the next available session.

Once you have completed this workshop, you may book a one-on-one Résumé or Cover Letter Feedback session.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre's online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change @ Nat Taylor Cinema Room 102, Ross North Building, York University
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

From wildfires to heat emergencies climate change is the greatest threat to health today

Join Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Canadian Policy Brief authors, Drs. Courtney Howard and James Orbinski as they reveal top Canadian climate-health challenges and recommendations for a healthy response to climate change.

The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international research collaboration dedicated to tracking the world's response to climate change and how it affects global health. Reporting annually in The Lancet, it follows a series of indicators, demonstrating that this transition is possible, that it has already begun, but that more work is needed.

You and your colleagues are invited to attend the launch of the 2018 edition of the Canada-specific report that will focus in on some key indicators that are particularly relevant in the Canadian context:

  • Heat-related public health emergencies;
  • Mortality rates related to air pollution from coal and other contributors;
  • Health benefits of a strong, predictable price on carbon;
  • Trends in media coverage of climate change and health; and
  • Impact of climate change on mental health.

The discussion will offer insights into the Canadian indicators in the global context, allowing for health policy-makers, academics and others to learn more about action towards a healthy climate in Canada.

Launch of the 2018 Canada-specific Lancet Countdown Report will include a presentation, panel discussion, and a Q&A portion by:

  • Sandy Buchman (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Ian Culbert (Canadian Public Health Association)
  • Ian Hamilton (Lancet Countdown)
  • Katie Hayes (Dalla Lana School of Public Health)
  • Courtney Howard (Lancet Countdown)
  • James Orbinski (Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research)
  • George Schulich (Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry)

You are also invited to attend an afternoon panel discussion of civil society initiatives on “Health and Climate Change”. Panelists will offer insights on the Canadian indicators in the global context. Panelists include:

  • Steve Cornish (Suzuki Foundation)
  • Carol Devine (Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • Joseph Pallant (Blockchain For Climate Foundation)
  • Jose Etcheverry (York University’s Sustainability Energy Initiative)
  • Edward Xie (University of Toronto)