Sweet relief? Sugar substitutes don't offer health benefits for individuals with obesity

Artificial sweeteners help individuals with obesity to cut calories and lose weight but may have negative health effects, according to researchers at York University’s Faculty of Health. “Our study shows that individuals with obesity who consume artificial sweeteners, particularly aspartame, may have worse glucose management than those who don't take sugar substitutes,” said Professor Jennifer […]

Lassonde student receives École Polytechnique Montreal Women's Memorial Scholarship

Lassonde master’s student Mavara Turab has received the 2016 École Polytechnique Montreal Women’s Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500. The award is designed to encourage women to enter science disciplines and is offered to full-time graduate students. She joined Lassonde School after working in partnership with an International Engineering Consultant for over a decade. […]

Inaugural year of York Postdoctoral Fellowships program (YPDF) welcomes three researchers

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) is delighted to announce that three researchers will hold York Postdoctoral Fellowships beginning September 2016. YPDFs have been awarded to current York doctoral students who have proposed research projects to be conducted in three Faculties: Science, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), and Health. The YPDF was introduced in […]

Osgoode PhD candidate awarded prestigious fellowship

Osgoode Hall Law School PhD candidate and Syrian lawyer Ghuna Bdiwi has been awarded the 2016 John Peters Humphrey Fellowship in International Human Rights from the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL). “I could hardly think of a more worthy recipient for the CCIL’s 2016 John Peters Humphrey Fellowship,” said Osgoode Professor François Tanguay-Renaud, Bdiwi’s […]