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Research led by York improves access to mental health care for immigrants

A team led by York University researcher Professor Farah Ahmad has developed a new interactive eHealth tool to facilitate the pre-consult assessment of mental health disorders for immigrants and refugees. The campus-community initiative was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and included investigators from York University (Ahmad, Liane Ginsburg, Serban Dinca-Panaitescu, Peggy Ng), […]

York project that improves employment for disabled persons earns award

A York University-led project that helps people with disabilities participate in the workforce in Bangladesh, India and Nepal has earned the honour of a prestigious award that recognizes innovative practices improving the lives of persons with disabilities. Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) was selected as one of the recipients of the Zero Project Innovative Practice […]

Art opens a new window on chronic illness

It was a short story collection that inspired Professor Lucy Gagliese, a clinical psychologist teaching at York University’s School of Kinesiology & Health Science, to offer her students a new perspective on chronic illness using the arts as a medium. “I’m a huge fan of fiction and write short stories myself,” said Gagliese. “As I […]